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    Bit of a n00b when it comes to computers so you'll have to bear with me unfortunately.

    A little while back my Disk Tray stopped working and I've forever put off trying to fix it. Well I've just had a look inside the PC and there's only one cable connected to the drive. According to the internet there should be two cables at least. The one that is connected appears to be a power cable and the "molex" cable they talk of online appears to be hanging loose but there isn't anywhere to connect it?

    Anyone have any ideas?
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    (Original post by -Matty-)
    Bit of a n00b when it comes to computers so you'll have to bear with me unfortunately.

    A little while back my Disk Tray stopped working and I've forever put off trying to fix it. Well I've just had a look inside the PC and there's only one cable connected to the drive. According to the internet there should be two cables at least. The one that is connected appears to be a power cable and the "molex" cable they talk of online appears to be hanging loose but there isn't anywhere to connect it?

    Anyone have any ideas?
    When you turn your PC, can you eject the CD drive?
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    Nope it doesn't eject. Which is the problem sorry.
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    (Original post by -Matty-)
    Nope it doesn't eject. Which is the problem sorry.
    Are you sure it's power that's going to the back of it? Every* CD drive I've ever used has ejected with power going to it, regardless of whether there's a data connection between it and the motherboard.

    Is there any chance you can take a photo of the back of it for us?

    *Aside broken ones
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    Well like I said I'm a bit of a n00b so I'm assuming it's a power cable but it may not be. It's a thin black cable.
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    Take a picture.
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    (Original post by -Matty-)
    Well like I said I'm a bit of a n00b so I'm assuming it's a power cable but it may not be. It's a thin black cable.
    Yeah if you get a picture we might be able to help
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    I'll take a pic tomorrow morning and get it uploaded but for now; http://www.hardwarezone.com.my/img/d...connectors.jpg the cable on the right is the one which appears to be connected. The second is dangling about miles away but the end of the cable is slightly different.
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    (Original post by -Matty-)
    I'll take a pic tomorrow morning and get it uploaded but for now; http://www.hardwarezone.com.my/img/d...connectors.jpg the cable on the right is the one which appears to be connected. The second is dangling about miles away but the end of the cable is slightly different.
    the one on the left is the power cable I think, that might be why
 
 
 
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