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Thread: Squarish slimline/notebook CD/DVD to IDE adapter?

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    Squarish slimline/notebook CD/DVD to IDE adapter?

    I recently got a slimline slot-load CD-ROM for cheap, but the connector is upside-down compared to a tray-load drive, so a normal adapter would stick out several inches. An iMac slot-load DVD adapter would work great, but I don't want to shell out $25 for one (cheapest I found on Froogle). I remember someone on here using a square, or nearly so, adapter with their slim drive. It stuck out about 3/4" when on a drive, but that'd be better 3" from a normal adapter.

    Anybody know where to get one of that style adapter?

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    Finally found at least a picture of what I'm sorta looking for (general idea if not the exact thing). Though, this adapter has 50 pins on the IDC, posts I have read say adapting it to 40-pin IDE is easy. I knew I saw it somewhere on here, turned up on page 10 of a search for 'slimline'.

    Unfortunately the site that the picture is from no longer has it.

    Numbers on it:
    E005420-00A
    GCMK-C2X
    PCB.ADAPTER(HP)

    A google search turned up nothing.

    If anybody knows where to get a simular adapter, LMK.
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    Unhappy IDE cable

    Hi!

    I need 500 CD conector from HP (part #e005420-00a).

    Does anyone know where can I find it?

    Thanks!

    kari

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    Quote Originally Posted by karinita
    Hi!

    I need 500 CD conector from HP (part #e005420-00a).

    Does anyone know where can I find it?

    Thanks!

    kari
    This thread was almost a year old.... At least someone is searching
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    Yes, you should search... and Yes, It has been covered before!

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    lol
    i know but i really need this part and i didn't find it anywhere!!!

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    I was not picking on you... It is nice to see people search. I wish I had better guidance for you.
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    I never located the part, and ended up paying for the Apple adapter. You might be able to get by with an Apple adapter, as they have 50-pin IDE connectors, like the HP.
    This site has the two different iMac adapter boards.

    Scroll down until you see:
    CD / DVD Adapter Board - $25.00 - 922-4027
    iMac (Slot-load CD/DVD / Summer 2000)

    CD Adapter Board - $15.00 - J1066
    iMac (Tray-load)

    If you're adapting a tray-load drive, the J1066 should work.

    Curious, what do you need this for? Some sort of HP slimline?

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