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IDE cable problem

By Twyndyllyngs
May 19, 2008
  1. How do I buy a new IDE cable?

    One is connected to the HDD. It splits into two. From the HDD, one is connected to the motherboard and the other one is connected to the DVD drive. What do you call this kind of IDE cable? I have an extra cable but it is a single one. It doesn't split into two. The stupid thing is the center of the cable is in Möbius strip. :haha: Weird huh?

    Please help.
    I am not a geek enough to solve this myself. :dead:
    Thanks.
     
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    Um anywhere!

    IDE or sometimes shops say ATA (compatable)

    Any computer or electronics shop
     
  3. Twyndyllyngs

    Twyndyllyngs TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks.

    How much is an IDE cable?
     
  4. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,452   +227

    They come in different lengths and flat ribbon type or rounded style but about $2-$4 is typical.

    Edit: Those are online retailer prices. Store prices are a little more.
     
  5. Twyndyllyngs

    Twyndyllyngs TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks. I need a IDE flat ribbon cable. I phoned a computer store and she said it costs $3.
     
  6. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,452   +227

    Okay. Good. Although the standard IDE cable is the flat type (40 pin, 80 wire), if you wanted you can use the rounded type. You don't need the rounded type but I'm just saying it for information purposes.
     
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