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    Laptop CD ROM IDE extension cable

    Has anyone heard of or seen an extension type cable for a laptop CD drive?

    I know some manufacturers use propriety connectors but the vast majority use little brown male and female connectors.

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    Do you want to conect the laptop CDROM to standard IDE (as the thread title indicates)?
    If so, you need this: http://www.mp3car.com/store/product_...products_id=83 and an IDE cable.

    If you want to simply extend the laptop drive, you need one of these: http://www.mp3car.com/store/product_...products_id=92
    Have you looked in the FAQ yet?
    How about the Wiki?



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    Quote Originally Posted by DarquePervert
    Do you want to conect the laptop CDROM to standard IDE (as the thread title indicates)?
    If so, you need this: http://www.mp3car.com/store/product_...products_id=83 and an IDE cable.

    If you want to simply extend the laptop drive, you need one of these: http://www.mp3car.com/store/product_...products_id=92
    No it would be a cable that i can plug the CD drive into and plug the other end of the cable into the CD ROM port on the laptop.

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    I seriously doubt one exists. Get the USB enclosure and put the CD-ROM in that, then use a nice long USB or firewire cable.
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    Well I don't know where you can find one, but laptop drives use a connector called a JAE 50pin cable I think. You could google it and maybe something will pop up. But in the end, you'll have to convert it to something else to use it with a non-laptop board. Same yourself the trouble and convert to IDE or USB or FireWire to begin with. USB and Firewire can go pretty far distances with data loss.

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