You’ve recently installed a new power supply, and the computer appears to start properly and you are able to login to the operating system. Unfortunately, your DVD-ROM drive is completely unresponsive, and no lights or sounds are coming from the drive. Which of these would be the most likely issue?
A) The power connector on the motherboard is damaged
B) The power supply does not support peripherals
C) The DVD-ROM Molex connector is not properly connected to the drive
D) The DVD-ROM driver is not properly installed
E) The DVD-ROM drive only operates after inserting the proper amount of change
The answer: C) The DVD-ROM Molex connector is not properly connected to the drive
The power supply should provide separate power for the peripherals, including Molex connectors for legacy hard drives and DVD-ROM drives.
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