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    Odd "slimline" cdrom connection?

    So i've been searching through the boards, and I've come across repeatedly the two "common" ide connections, the 44 pin "mini-ide" used on 2.5" laptop hd's, and the odd 50 pin connection on most slimline cdroms. I salvaged a slimline cdrom out of an old emachine eone (pc imac wanna be) a while back, and at the time, bought a 2.5" laptop hd to standard ide adapter becuase of the pin configuration (looked like a smaller normal ide interface, opposed to the very distinct "common" cdrom connector). When I got it, the 2.5" hd adatper was too large for it. Its been a while since I looked at it, and can't say how many pins it exactly had, but all this talk of slimline cdroms got me thinking about it, does anyone know where to get an adapter to standard ide for it?

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    read the post that charles started

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    Right, I did, and I read a number of other threads as well, but unless I'm missing something, the connections they use are quite different than the one I have.
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    I think he's mixing up the HD Laptop adapter with the CD Laptop adapter... two completely different connection interfaces.
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    Its neither of the common interfaces. Its not the common laptop cdrom interface (the one linked at baber and cableclub), nor is it a laptop (2.5") hd ide connector. It looks like a standard ide connection (ie pins, and not the odd connector that most laptop cdroms use) but its smaller then even the 2.5" hd connector.
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    if you can manage to count the number of pins or at least take a picture of it that would help quite a bit so we have a little more of an idea of what you are talking about.

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    I was planning on doing both when I got home, but was just currious as to if anyone had run into this before.
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    Hmm, I'll be damned, I got home and took a close at the drive. While it has the wacked out connector, 50 pins it turns out, thats like a smaller ide connector, its actually just screwed to the back of the cdrom drive and is simply an adapter, so it turns out to be the standard cdrom adapter. Once I track down my digicam Ill snap of a pic of it.

    Edit: Also, it turned out to be a samsun cd-master 24e.
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    have you ever found the adapter, i have that same 50 pin.

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