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    Car stereo as cd drive for laptop?

    Hi, I have an asus netbook and am wondering if i can buy a car stereo to act as an external cd drive for the computer. I assume that it could be connected by USB, but am not up to speed on all this gadgetry.

    Let me know if it's a stupid question or if you need more info to answer helpfully.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bundera View Post
    Hi, I have an asus notebook and am wondering if i can buy a car stereo to act as an external cd drive for the computer. I assume that it could be connected by USB, but am not up to speed on all this gadgetry.

    Let me know if it's a stupid question or if you need more info to answer helpfully.

    Cheers
    I've never seen a usb-cd/dvd-drive-car-radio before .. Everything's possible, but you will have to open a car radio and exchange the cd/dvd drive by a usb version (but then, you won't be able to use it anymore for the radio, directly.

    So, everything's possible, but as far as i know nobody ever did it before .. !

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    Either Pioneer or Alpine (cant remember which one) used to make a CD/DVD Headunit that you could connect to a PC Via the USB port and use as you would any other external optical drive. Have a poke around on google, you might be able to find it still

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    Interesting idea, but most likely would require some kind of hacking of the head unit to do it. It's probably a lot cheaper to buy a CD/DVD drive.
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    If you have to hack it up, its very difficult to do....best bet is to try and find what Lachie is referring to

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