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    Epia board and slim DVD

    So I think I'm going to go ahead and get the Epia 800 800Mhz mobo... and put it right behind the custom LCD I'm going to soon put into my dash where the stereo hu currently sits. Gonna be a fiberglass custom mold deal.. gonna be tricky but anyways.. the point is that I want to get one of these slim CD/DVD players that they sell on the http://www.mini-itx.com/store site and mount it right under the LCD inside the dash (the part that I'll have to make out of fg). Since I'm gonna be putting that mobo right behind the LCD, I can just run the IDE cable from the dvd/cd to the mobo right? Is there a cable converter needed here?? I read for a while all of those past forums but couldn't get far because half of the links are dead now. I wish I could get a slot load, one that you just slide the CD into the drive, like a cdplayer on a stereo unit. What about those??? Apple??

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    Slim-slot in?

    Hit the search bouton...

    You 'll find it...I know!

    And they are cheaper than the slim tray in from mini-itx...

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    Re: Epia board and slim DVD

    Originally posted by Cordell
    Is there a cable converter needed here??
    Later..
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    The description of the drive includes this text: you will require a slimline IDE to IDE adapter (included with Cubid cases) - we do not currently sell these separately.

    So an adaptor is needed

    I did not look for the best price but here is an option with the adaptor Link
    TruckinMP3
    D201GLY2, DC-DC power, 3.5 inch SATA

    Yes, you should search... and Yes, It has been covered before!

    Read the FAQ!

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    Yeah that one looks good.. but it's not DVD. I probably won't be playing too many DVDs, but it could come in handy...

    Also.. is that a slide in type drive or whatever you call it. Where the CD just slides in, rather than the tray coming out and you putting the CD on it and then pushing it back in.. ya know?? I want the kind wher eyou just slide in the CD. That's called slot-in? I don't know if they even make those in the slim version. If we can't find one like that, I could go with a tray then. Needs a small face plate though I think.

    So the one on the mini-itx site doesn't come with the adapter?? So why the hell don't they sell them seperately??? That makes no sense to me ... oh well the search contiues. I'll try to go through these forums a little more today.

    thanks guys
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    BTW.. these DVD drives do play regular music CDs right?? I've just been assuming that on all of these, but I need to make sure.

    thanks
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    That's standard, all DVD drives play CD's just fine.

    Someone correct me.

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    Originally posted by Mafri
    That's standard, all DVD drives play CD's just fine.

    Someone correct me.
    No correction needed.

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    ok thanks
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    Ok I Past... (You don't like the serach function...)

    The answer was...from me

    Slim slot in drive: Use only the adapter from MAC (The JAE connector is turned by 180)

    My Slim slot in setup:
    DVD $35 at your drive
    http://www.yourdrive.com/stage/specials_featured1.html

    Adapter:
    Apple computer part N 820-1050-A
    You'll found it here:
    http://www.allmac.com
    All mac part number BRD-4525 @ 29.25$
    search for "interconnect" in the search box

    Note I'm playing with those slim slot in also!

    Look:
    http://www.just-married.ch/pt/dvd/DSCN0707.JPG
    http://www.just-married.ch/pt/dvd/DSCN0708.JPG
    http://www.just-married.ch/pt/dvd/DSCN0710.JPG
    http://www.just-married.ch/pt/dvd/DSCN0711.JPG
    http://www.just-married.ch/pt/dvd/DSCN0712.JPG
    http://www.just-married.ch/pt/dvd/DSCN0714.JPG
    http://www.just-married.ch/pt/dvd/DSCN0718.JPG
    http://www.just-married.ch/pt/dvd/DSCN0719.JPG
    http://www.just-married.ch/pt/dvd/DSCN0722.JPG
    http://www.just-married.ch/pt/dvd/DSCN0723.JPG
    http://www.just-married.ch/pt/dvd/DSCN0725.JPG

    Imported for europe!

    As you got a 50 pin IDC connect it like this:
    www.just-married.ch/pt/dvd/Serial.jpg
    www.just-married.ch/pt/dvd/Power.jpg
    www.just-married.ch/pt/dvd/idc50to40.jpg

    IDE Pin40 => Pin50 IDC 50 pin easy....


    This drive are working perfectly and you don't have an ugly tray!

    And for 65$ only...


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    that's the main problem.. that http://www.yourdrive.com/stage/specials_featured1.html link doesn't show anything about a DVD/CD player unless I'm overlooking it. However, I click on Products and then cd/dvd/cdrw and then DVD in the drop-list, then Search. It shows the list. I see two drives that cost $35:
    DVD IBM DVD-113LG 6X DVD 5.25 IDE 1 35.00 and
    DVD IBM DRD-840B 24X 5.25 IDE DVD 1 35.00
    I want the 24x one huh?? is that the slot-in? the site sure doesn't give much info on the drives.. heh

    thanks
    Cordell

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