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    connecting imac slot load drive

    Ok, can someone tell me how to connect an imac drive to work with IDE connector on a pc.... The drive has the original imac adapter. Heres a pic:

    I want to do it like that, do i just connect a 40 pin cable on the adapter then solder power like it shows?

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    yep, just like the pic shows, it works great.
    System: AMD Duron 1200+ , 512 MB ram , usb sb mp3+ , Tview 7" touchscreen , M1-ATX PSU , Slot Load iMac DVD-Rom , 40 GB laptop HDD, netgear USB 802.11g

    Progress: Installation: 90% Dash fabrication: 80%

    Parts Needed: USB GPS

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    how come mine's different on the right side?

    I could just solder power to the pad on the right????
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    ii think you would solder to those points between the two black things

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    Looking at the pics...the power is further right than the second pic shows.

    Those black things are probably fuses...so no you wouldn't want to try and solder to them...just look at the right edge...


    What was your source for this drive...me likey

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    who you asking? i got mine from ebay

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    inline4, my cdrom looks the same as yours, tell me how it goes if you decide to solder it

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    well i dont know if the board is any good. I know the drive is.

    I smoked (read melted) the cable because i read the pinouts wrong... eek.

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    ide cable? or power?

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