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Installing the DVD Drive
With the decoder card in place, next install the DVD drive. Check with your user manual for the location of connectors on your DVD drive and on the decoder card. These are in slightly different places from one unit to the next, but are easily identifiable. Remember, there is only one place any given cable can go into a device. Never force a connector. If you bend or break a pin, the cable may be ruined. Installing a DVD drive is much like installing a CD-ROM drive. You put it in an empty drive bay, and attach it to your PC via an IDE/EIDE interface, which can be found on an IDE/EIDE card or directly on the motherboard. Some DVD drives can also be hooked up via a SCSI interface. Click through the following tutorials and learn how a DVD drive works, what you need to know before installing a DVD drive, and how to install a DVD drive.