Connecting the Sound Cable
The other end of this cable will connect to the mainboard if you have built-in sound (Figure 90) or to a sound card.
The instructions for the CD-RW say that the cable can only be plugged in one way. And, a sound cable is included. But, examining the cable, we see they lied (see Figure 89). It can be plugged in two ways. Some sound cables can be plugged in only one way, because they have notches in them which identify the top. Others are just flat little suckers that will go in in either direction.
If your CDs sound doesnt work, try reversing the cable, if you have a flat, notchless connector. It should work in either orientation, however, because the four pins are usually denoted RGGL, right speaker, ground, ground, and left speaker. Right is often red in color. If a device doesnt work, always check to see that its properly connected.
Sometimes instructions for PC components, such as CD-RWs, make little sense, because the instructions dont seem to match up with the actual device youre holding. Sometimes the instructions were written and a vendor was changed and the components changed, but the instructions werent updated. This can happen with software also.
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