CD/DVD-ROM audio cable - number of wires

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CD/DVD-ROM audio cable - number of wires

Postby retro games 100 » 2008-7-29 @ 17:11

I have a CD audio cable that connects my CD-ROM drive to my soundblaster live! card. I noticed that on the "plug connector end" for the sound card, there are 4 tiny coloured wires. Now, I also have other CD audio cables lying around the house. These are very similar, but on closer inspection they only have 3 tiny coloured wires on the sound card plug end. What is the difference please? Thank you. Best regards, Robert.
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Re: CD/DVD-ROM audio cable - number of wires

Postby GL1zdA » 2008-7-29 @ 20:58

The one with 3 wires lacks one of the 'Ground' wires (usually the black ones). As far as I know, one 'Ground' wire is enough.
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Re: CD/DVD-ROM audio cable - number of wires

Postby retro games 100 » 2008-7-31 @ 08:10

Thanks for the info.
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