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Thread: non-standard laptop connector on cdrom. Need help!

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    Hello all:

    I have a MKE (CR-175-D) 24X CD-ROM and it has a non-standard 2.5 ide connector on it. It has what looks like a small scsi connector. Anyways, I was wondering if there is a way to get a cable connector or convertor to make it usable on a standard 2.5 inch ise cable? The cd rom looks like the conenctors seen in the pictures on this japanese page:

    the pics here..

    anyone know If I can get this to work. It is a standard ide drvie, just with a different conenctor. The specs from micron (where the drive was pulled) say it is. Thanks for the help.
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    take a look here, some others have tried the same type of thing.

    See if you can carefully disassemble the rear of it. Some drive came with a funky adapter to fit their motherboards plugged into a standard 2.5 ide connector. All you would see is the funky connector.

    No guarantee yours has the standard connector hidden, but some drives do.

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    oh yes, I know the I-Appliance board Well. But, never ran across this problem. I tried to disaasemble the back and it was a wierd, almost camera film-like, ribbon connected to the scsi like ocnnector...
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    I dont know for sure what type of connector your CD-ROM has (at home and dont feel like loading up all the images on the page you had but this might help (found it on the i-opener board dodge sent you to) http://www.baber.com/baber/products/...cd_adapter.htm

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    Hey Thanks, Exactly what i need. More expensive than I thought, but hey, it will work. I did a searc hon the board and cic not find that.I wonder if that is a 3.5 inch or 2.5 inch convertor...says desktop pc so I am guessing 3.5... I need a 2.5 inch that does not use a power adapter..
    Shoot, for 25 bux I might as well buy another cdrok off of egay!
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    It looks like a converter to standard 40 pin IDE (from the desktop) the I am going to be getting one soon so if you want to know how it goes just contact me (info in profile)

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    Hey, wait..I think I got another source for these that converts to the regular 2.5 ide. Not 3.5 ide... i'll let you know.
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    http://www.phethean.com/ also sells these adapters. the conenctor is a JAE on the back and there are convertors to standard 42 pin and 3.5 inch cables.
    -Jason

    Mine was a convertor to 42 pin regular notebook connector. It was 30 dollars after shipping.
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