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I have an emachines-ET1331G-05W. I want to install a new DVD drive( LG-GH22) but the wires in the computer dont match connections on back of drive. Do I need to get a different drive or are there adapters or something for this?Also, this PC didnt come with a users manual. The online guide just covers the basics. Know where I can get a manual for this?


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I think you may have a SATA DVD and your "Old" machine is IDE, SATA is a tiny connector and a slim power plug. IDE is a long slot full of pins and the Usual white power connector. Either that or vice-versa, in any event, either get a proper replacement, the best, or you can get converters for your drive. Ebay has them. \015\012they are called USB to SATA/IDE dongles.
The ET1331G-05W motherboard (i.e., MCP61PM-GM) has a parallel ATA cable slot. A parallel ATA cable is the wide flat ribbed grey cable with a red edge that you are probably familiar with from earlier machines. It will connect to IDE drives, no sweat.
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