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Table Of Contents  How to Build Your Own PC - Save A Buck And Learn A Lot
 9  Chapter 6: Connecting Components

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Connecting the Ribbon Cables

Let’s start by connecting the IDE ribbon cables and the floppy cable. These cables look like decorative party paper ribbon, except they come in boring colors and aren’t made from paper.

It’s probably most common to plug cables into the drives first and then to the mainboard, but you can do it either way you prefer. Sometimes it’s easiest to get one side of the cable connector started first. But, as you push down, try to apply equal force to each side of the connector so that the whole connector seats fully. Try not to touch the mainboard with your fingers as you plug in the cables.

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