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Thread: Where to find the CORRECT laptop CDR/DVD to Desktop IDE Adapters

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    Could I (we) just take a regular IDE cable and snap that header (?) over one end?

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    Thanks Mike. I think that looks about the easiest way to do it.

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    If you do get a 50pin IDC connector and what to give power through it, the positive wires are the 5 wires right next to the RED wire on the other side of the IDE cable. So you have:

    (looking at back of DVD)


    +-------------------------+
    |__xXX::::::::::::::::::::|
    +-------------------------+


    where the :::'s are IDE cable and xXX are the pins of the +5 (actually, that lowercase x is one of the pins, but I forgot which one [top or bottom]). Anyway, on your cable just use the 5 wires to the left of the red IDE wire.

    I know this is confusing.. I'll just try to take pics

    jason

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    Does it look familiar to anybody?

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    is there a master/slave jumper on these drives?

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    you know I just ordered one off bix-rate.com (or something like that) and ir worked just fine. It fits perfectly, and screws in also.
    the bad part is that it cost me like $20. I kind of just ordered it on the spot.

    But works great
    Mine needs to be updated.

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    is there a master/slave jumper on these drives?
    No they are set to master only...

    But you can set your HD to salve and boot on the HD...

    I use the 2 IDE ctrl...1 for the slim slot the other for the 2.5" HD...

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    There is a setting for master/slave (atleast on my SR-8186-B).. It's behind the adapter on the back though, so you'll have to unscrew to set it..

    Jason

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    Could you take a photo?

    Mine is master only

    http://eshop.macsales.com/images/ite...dvdim35072.pdf

    there's a hole but the switch is not present...

    Anyway this is a detail, the drive woork perfectly and that's a great deal for a slim dvd (+ you have no tray)

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