What is the wire that connects to your CD-ROM and to the Sound card?

Question

How can i get the cd-burner(F drive) to be used as a cd player? The cd will play, but no sound will come out of the speakers. It'll only play a cd if it's in the E drive. Sometimes it'll play when the cd is in the cd burner but i don't know how to get it to all the time. Any help? thanks

Answer

This question was answered on November 17, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

I think you need an extra audio cord to sound card or embeded on the Motherboard If you open your computer case and check the back of your CD-ROM you would see a power cord connector, 40-pin IDE connection, the jumpers and the Audio connector connect to a cable that goes to your sound card or on the motherboard if you don't have a sound card.

If you go to a PC store and by and extra audio cord for CD-ROM or CD-RW, either way will work You can also use the phone head to hear the music from the CD-RW, it should have a small jack in front of it.

I suggest not to play music for long time or use it very often, because it can heat up and can damage some component inside the CD-RW drive I suggest to only use it for Burning CD, because as you can see the CD-RW has more potential since they use Optical laser beams that consume heat and power.what the small cord cable that it has on the back of the CD-ROM device?

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Posted by Student of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on November 17, 2003