How to Build Your Own
Pentium III Computer
Install the CD-ROM Drive
Last updated: 4/14/99
into the case and push-out the top 5 1/4" drive bay cover and put it
in the motherboard box.
the case up on its feet.
and unwrap the CD-ROM drive 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.
that the drive is jumpered correctly. I usually leave it jumpered as
a slave. In this case, however, we are hanging another drive
on the same cable and want the CD-ROM drive to be (or remain) the next drive
after the hard disk drive(s). So, move the jumper to the Master position:
closest to the power connector.
the audio cable into the drive with the red wire to the left when looking
at the back of the drive (the plug will only go in one way).
the connector between the connectors on the ends of the additional IDE cable
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.
This makes it both easy to later fold-up and zip-tie
the cable and to connect a second drive, below the CD-ROM drive, to the
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.
Do not over-tighten. Double-check that the drive
is flush with the front.
the case back down on its right side and check that the cables are still
properly connected to the CD-ROM drive and not in the CPU fan.
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