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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
      9  Connecting the Ribbon Cables

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Installing the Floppy Ribbon Cable

If you look again at the floppy cable, you’ll notice one side of the cable looks like it’s torn (see Figure 2). It’s not. It’s just designed with a twist. This end of the cable will connect to the 3.5" drive. Connect the end with the twist to your floppy drive by using your thumbs and fingers to push the floppy cable fully into place (Figure 92).


Figure 92: Connecting a ribbon cable into the floppy drive

The end with the twist goes to the drive. The other end will go to the mainboard. This figure also shows the power cable connected to the floppy drive. The order in which you connect the ribbon cables and power cables doesn’t matter. If it’s easier for you, you can put the case on its side to make the connections. Here the case sits upright.

 


The other end will connect to the mainboard (Figure 93).


Figure 93: Connecting the floppy ribbon cable to the mainboard

Push the connector straight down. Here the case sits on its side.

 


Figure 94 shows the floppy ribbon cable fully connected.


Figure 94: Floppy ribbon cable fully installed

 



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