This instructable is teaching you how to install a CD-ROM drive inside a CPU. The steps were easy and clear. And it has high quality images for you easily understand.
Remove the CPU case.
Insert the CD-ROM drive inside the drive bay. Make sure to insert it slowly smoothly, or else it will get stock.
Fasten the CD-ROM drive with the locking mechanism, to let it steady.
Connect the SATA power cable to the CD-ROM drive.
- For IDE drives, align pin 1 (the red edge) to the connector on the CD/DVD drive. Then connect the 4-pin power connector to the drive.
- For SATA drives, align the notch to the connector on the drive. Then connect the SATA power connector (the long one) to the drive.
- If there is little space, connect the cable before fully securing the drive into the bay.
Connect the other end of the SATA power cable to the power supply.
Connect the SATA data cable to the CD-ROM drive.
Connect the other end of the SATA data cable to the motherboard.
After installing the CD-ROM drive and the cables, close the CPU casing.