emachine 370

  aiwa 10:51 05 Mar 2004

i have just upgraded to a new machine wich is fine,i used my old hard drive,dvd,flopy, in my new machine until funds became available to purchase replacements.ihave now done this and put the new items in my new machine.the problem is my old emachine it wont reconise my cdrw/dcd,also ther are three wires to power the front panel,green/white,red/whiteblack/white.these plug onto small pins on the motherboard,do they have to plug in any perticular order,my local computer shop unpluged these when they up graded my new machine. regards neil

  Gongoozler 11:16 05 Mar 2004

Hi aiwa.

Regarding the hard drive. You have boaught a new hard drive. Have you fitted this as master and reinstalled your software, or have you fitted it as slave for your files? Is the cd-rw/dvd drive recognised in BIOS.

Regarding the wires to the front panel. If they are led wires, you'll soon know if they are connected wrong because the wrong leds will light up. If you download and run AIDA32 click here, you should be able to find what motherboard you have and download the manual. This will tell you what connector is for what light. If any of the wires is for a switch, then you will either not be able to switch on, or reset the computer. If one is for the internal speaker, you won't get a POST beep.

  Aspman 11:17 05 Mar 2004

The wire do plug in a particular order. You will need to get the manual for your motherboard to see where they go. If you didn't get it from the shop you should be able to find it online. You couls always take it back to the shop and make them finish the job.

For your CDROM make sure everything is connected properly and check your jumper settings on the back of the drive. It may be set to slave when it should be master.

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