i did not know that you could only install IDE cords in one direction

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  1. dorkultra

    dorkultra OT's resident crohns dude OT Supporter

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    maybe it's just the computer that i was working on. it would not get past the drive discovery. i swapped cords, changed jumpers, changed drives...nothing

    i then flipped the cord over and things worked great
    and i felt like a retard for wasting 10 mins on something so dumb

    my ide cords have a connector--------(about 10")--connector---connector
    2 of the connectors are closer to each other. for some reason the one furthest away needs to be plugged into the mobo
     
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    P07r0457 New Member

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    um, yea welcome to two decades ago.
     
  3. keleko

    keleko yes, he is

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    'scuse me?



    the direction of the cable makes ZERO difference in ANY computer i've ever worked on


    you could have both 1" apart and the end 15" away, or they could be spread evenly along the cable
    it makes NO difference
    it's not like the controller onboard measures the electrical resistance between the board and the last device and says 'OMFG what a tard! i won't boot cuz he's got it on backward!!"

    the two near each other on the end are there for CONVENIENCE as 90% of the time you have/had two drives mounted right next to each other (side by side or top/bottom)


    go check your jumpers, that has 100% more to do with it than which end you stick in the board
     
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    Stilgar1973 New Member

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    Congrats Keleko, yours is the Dumbest post I have seen all day.
    You WIN!!!!!!!

    (you couldn't possibly be MORE wrong)
     
  5. keleko

    keleko yes, he is

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    wanna bet?


    i've NEVER had this problem
     
  6. MrBrotato

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    :rofl: Because your cables have always been on red right.
     
  7. keleko

    keleko yes, he is

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    non-keyed cables, or keyed
    40 pin or 80

    it still doesn't matter which plug you stick on the board, or which one has a drive on it, IT WILL WORK, I HAVE DONE IT

    connector==================connector=======connector
    drive........................................sysboard..............drive......

    ^ works



    connector==================connector=======connector
    sysboard...................................drive................................

    ^works

    connector==================connector=======connector
    ...............................................drive....................sysboard

    ^ also works
     
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    Stilgar1973 New Member

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    You are truly, truly not smart.
    Seriously.
     
  9. keleko

    keleko yes, he is

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    they're NOT scsi cables, dee dee dee
     
  10. peerk

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    http://www.pcguide.com/ref/hdd/if/ide/confCable-c.html


    http://www.pcguide.com/ref/hdd/if/ide/confCable80-c.html
     
  11. NOR*CAL

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    Red stripe = pin # 1
     
  12. keleko

    keleko yes, he is

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    whatever

    it works for me, never had a problem
     
  13. keleko

    keleko yes, he is

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    no shit??! :rly:


    i don't give a fuck what position the connector on the cable is, if you plug it into the board, and a device on another plug IT WILL WORK


    don't be a fucking retard and say the red wire has to be on pin 1, i know that
    and as i said, anywhere on the cable it will work
     
  14. dorkultra

    dorkultra OT's resident crohns dude OT Supporter

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    odd how i don't have trouble with it on my newer computer.
    i only have trouble with it on this computer that is older, really odd.
     
  15. keleko

    keleko yes, he is

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    http://forums.offtopic.com/showpost.php?p=76624839&postcount=3
    see where i said jumpers?
     
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    keleko yes, he is

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    prove it

    take a video, put it on 'yootoobe'
     
  17. NOR*CAL

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    Ignorance is bliss. :rofl:
     
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    keleko yes, he is

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    suck my dick.

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  19. keleko

    keleko yes, he is

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    wassa matta?

    got nuttin to say now, do ya, bitches


    :fawk:
     
  20. NOR*CAL

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    We already knew that. We just wanted you to do it. :mamoru:
     
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    keleko yes, he is

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    yeah, riiiiiiiiight :hsugh:
     
  22. MrBrotato

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    I thought he meant flip left to right, not end to end. I thought he was saying with the red stripe on the other side it did not work, and you were claiming the red stripe would work on pin 1 or last pin.
     
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    It only matters that the cable is oriented the same for the both the drive and the controller. The red stripe is only there to make life easier.
     
  24. keleko

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    imma call yall :Ownedd:
     
  25. dorkultra

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    it's just this one computer that has a problem. i'm not talking about flipping around the connector, i don't even think it would plug in the wrong way because they add a little tab on the connector and usually pin 19 or 20 is blocked off so you can't put the connector in the wrong way.

    i was just talking about having the cord flipped to where the end where the connectors are closer to each other are plugged into the mobo. for some reason this one computer i have doesn't like it plugged in like that. tried 4 different cords. it was only happy when i plugged it in, in the opposite fashion. maybe it's sometype of timing or something.
     
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