Posted by: termatt56
IDE CABLES - 10/04/07 07:48 PM
I bought some rounded IDE cables for my beige powermac in preparation for an upcoming mod- however they only have 39 pin slots and my mobo IDE connectors have 40 pins, any advice?
Posted by: KnifeLord
Re: IDE CABLES - 10/04/07 07:52 PM
...buy new cables?
If its just the male side with 39 pins it usually doesn't matter... its when its female that it kind of sux. I would say if you can bring them back and get 40 pin cables, do it. When its new cables and they can be brought back thats the way to go... if they were older you could probably mod them.
Posted by: TCPMeta
Re: IDE CABLES - 10/04/07 08:11 PM
IDE is 40pin unless it's a laptop based IDE and thats 44pin. Now if you mean that only 39pins are in use on the cable you can still use it because that one pin isn't used these days and chances are the mac doesn't even use it. Just take a ice pick or a very small drill bit and dill a hole where that pin is on the ribbon cable. I've done it quite a few times and always worked for me.