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Install the CD-ROM Drive
Last updated: 4/8/99

  Reach into the case and push-out the top 5 1/4" drive bay cover and put it in the motherboard box.

  Stand the case up on its feet.

  Unbox and unwrap the CD-ROM and its accessories, put the cardboard packing and plastic back in the box and set it aside.  Put the driver floppy and instruction book in the motherboard box.

  Verify that the drive is jumpered correctly.  I usually leave it jumpered as slave, unless I'm hanging another drive on the same cable and I want the CD-ROM to be (or remain) the next drive after the hard disk drive(s).

  Plug the audio cable into the drive with the red wire to the left when looking at the back of the drive.

Its labeled, but may not be easy to see.

  Plug the very end of the additional IDE cable with the two plugs into the back of the CD-ROM drive with the red stripe towards the right (towards the power connector; pin 1) when looking at the drive from the rear.

  Feed the cables into the case through the front and follow them with the CD-ROM drive.  Align the drive with the front of the case and the mounting holes in the drive bay.  Secure with the four screws provided with the drive.

Do not over-tighten.  Double-check that the drive is flush with the front.

  Lay the case back down on its right side and check that the CD-ROM cables are still properly connected and not in the CPU fan.

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