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    Hey guy, like looking for an IDE male connecter for my dvd drive. There is just enough room behind my dash for the dvd drive and I can not connect the IDE --> USB adapter directly to the drive. I have to use an IDE cable to extend the connection to a lower postion then connect the USB adapter. I have searched on the web and yes I did , but I was not able to find what I was looking for.


    Here is something similar to what I need, but this is for laptop drives, 44 pins, I need the 40 pin version.
    http://store.yahoo.com/notebookcables/44pinmalidc2.html


    I also found this but I don't think I wll be able to use this.
    http://www.pccables.com/01810.htm

    Do you guys know where I can find this? Or will I be able to use the one for the laptops and just not use the 4 extra pins?
    I hope I've explained my self clearly, let me know if you have any question.
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  • #2
    Originally posted by Quattro-A4
    Here is something similar to what I need, but this is for laptop drives, 44 pins, I need the 40 pin version.
    http://store.yahoo.com/notebookcables/44pinmalidc2.html
    Use the 44-pin one and snip off the last two rows (4 pins).
    That is, assuming the pins line up with the standard IDE cable.
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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    • #3
      the laptop 44 pin connectors are not the same as 40 pin IDE with 4 extra pins. The spacing between pins is way narrower with Laptop 44 pin than with 40 desktop IDE.

      40 pin male IDC40 crimp on connectors should be easy to find. I found lots of them online and locally on my search for 44 pin female and male connectors for a couple of projects.

      You can also use those male/male pins to put together two female ended cables. Make sure it is the right pin spacing, I found those in both spaces, the 40 pin and the 44 pin sizes. I don't know the technical term for them, or the actual pin sizes or spaceings though.

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      • #4
        why wouldn't this work-
        http://www.pccables.com/01810.htm

        try allied electric or digikey. Or be a cheapass like me and pill an ide header off a motherboard, solder it, and insulate it with epoxy.

        You can't change the gender by plugging in a straight header like the one in the link. it will screw up the pin order. when the connector faces another it reverses the pinout, all the pins in the top row will be swapped with the bottom row
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        • #5
          Originally posted by turbochris
          why wouldn't this work-
          http://www.pccables.com/01810.htm
          Well, I just not sure how to use it. Would I slip this over the ide cable and crip it in place?
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          • #6
            you need an ide cable that has a single female on one end, and 2 females on the other end. Then, use the gender changer pins in the middle rows, and attach your usb adapter to the pins. This way, pins are correct.
            PM your zip code and I'll give you a price shipped. I have the cable and pins. The cable is short, though. only about 8"
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            • #7
              Yes, you would just crimp that on the 40 conductor IDE cable. If you don't have an IDC crimper, then it is tough. I did mine in a vice. You need to do it evenly all the way across the entire connector, all at the same time.

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              • #8
                Motorcity, that's brilliant. I thought I already knew all the tricks

                Just crimp it on in a vise, it's pretty easy
                Chris Krug
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                • #9
                  Thanks for the help guys. I'll just buy the IDC40 IDE connecter and then try to crimp it without messing up.
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