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Old 12-16-2012, 09:04 AM   #1
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Hello to all, I thought I would go for it and save myself a few pounds, instead of taking my desktop to the local shop, I would have a go of repairing it myself. I got a new cd drive from CEX for a 10, then opened the computer up only to find that the bloody plug is different. Should I buy a new cable, or can I buy an adapter? Or have I been ripped off by cex? Thanks in advance.
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Old 12-16-2012, 09:08 AM   #2
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Hi Truebrit

Please define (plug) ?

If this is the drive you bought the interface is IDE



IDE Cable

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Old 12-16-2012, 12:20 PM   #3
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Here is a picture to help you guys understand what I mean.
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you can do either an adpater is 19.99 from maplin which would code more than the cable just buy the correct cable for the cd drive assuming your computer excepts that connection otherwise you will need to buy the converter like I did.
well I brought it to do computer repairs with at the time IDE was king not not sata.
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Here is a picture to help you guys understand what I mean.
Yeah thats IDE (if your Moterboard has IDE interface just buy an IDE cable, there about 2 to 3 babes
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It appears the CD Drive is SATA. The cable there is IDE. You will need to check the motherboard of the computer and make sure you have a SATA port on it. Otherwise you'll need to get an adapter to go from SATA to IDE.
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Yes sorry the drive is sata ... was looking at the cable
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