Cables

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Capricorn, Jan 10, 2003.

  1. Capricorn

    Capricorn OSNN Senior Addict

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    To make my case tidier and less cluttered I wondered if it is possible to buy an IDE cable with only one connection, to fit onto my Hard Drive. And a Floppy Cable with only one connection to fit my Floppy Drive. Do many people really fit two Floppy Drives nowadays? I would prefer the cables to be round. I live in the UK.
     
  2. sboulema

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    i have a floppy cable with only 1 connection. Never saw a floppy cable with 2 connections :S but i have know idea where you can buy them
     
  3. Jz1397-5

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    I know that pcmods has a large selection of rounded calbes, thats where i bought mine. is that what you are thinking about?
     
  4. GoNz0

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    make your own from a double cable, take a sharp knife and cut off level with the 1st connector, job done :)
     
  5. Taurus

    Taurus hardware monkey

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    gonzo isn't pulling your chain. :p it should work.
     
  6. GoNz0

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    i do it all the time, im a pc engineer (well at least work think i am ;))
     
  7. Un4gIvEn1

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    make your own from a double cable, take a sharp knife and cut off level with the 1st connector, job done


    This will only work if done correctly. You would have to remove the end that goes into the board and use the middle connector in the MB. The floppy drive MUST be on the twisted end of the cable.
     
  8. Capricorn

    Capricorn OSNN Senior Addict

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    Thanks GoNzO, is it really that easy, of course I couldn't do that with a Floppy could I.
     
  9. GoNz0

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    LOL yes u can, we do it on all new pc's to make the insides look neat and tidy.
     
  10. Taurus

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    capricorn... for floppy cables, follow un4's advice:
    to shorten ide cables, just cut off the end after the middle connector.
     
  11. gonaads

    gonaads Beware the G-Man Political User Folding Team

    Capricorn, one question... Ummmm, well cleaning up is all good but what if you want to put another HDD in or a DVD ROM and/or CD BURNER and you need that other connection??? Then what???



    Why not use the rounded IDE cables and just tie them up nice 'n neat with plastic ties???
     
  12. gonaads

    gonaads Beware the G-Man Political User Folding Team

    Now on the Floppie is fine but the IDE cables... don't know. If you start to expand with more drives then you're outta luck.
     
  13. Jz1397-5

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    not to scare anyone, but i was watching TechTV, and i think that i heard them say that if you messed up while rounding cables (cutting 1 of the small wires) you could messed up the device or MB. that ever happend to anyone?
     
  14. should be common sense but should say it anyway........

    cutting off end is fine and will work, but don't do it while other end is plugged in motherboard and especially while computer is on/plugged in. most everyone should know this but just incase.....

    :D :happy: :) :confused: :huh: :eek:
     
  15. GoNz0

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    LOL (waits for the 'now you tell me reply') :D
     
  16. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    If you cut one of the wires I don't think you'll mess up too much (except it won't work) unless you cut the wrong one I guess (so that a "read" command is taken as a "format" command :)). Very low probability though. :)

    The really bad thing that can happen is if you slice the insulation on some cables and they get shorted. *zap* :eek:
    Not too good. ;)
     
  17. Jz1397-5

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    yes thats what i was trying to say. ok thansk for the reply
     
  18. Kafros

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  19. Capricorn

    Capricorn OSNN Senior Addict

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    Thanks Kafros. I've bought a couple of round floppy drive cables, with one end, at 30cm length. I'll see how good they are. I liked the Free Post.