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    What IDE Cable for Slimline Slot Load DVD?

    I know this is a complete noob question, and that is why its posted here. I just bought a c134/m100000 from a guy on here and it didnt have the ide cable that goes from the slimline adapter to the motherboard, when i owned my first c134/m100000 setup, i think the ide cable came with one of the components that i bought, regardless, I have tried like 3 IDE cables that I had laying around and none of them fit. Can someone plz point me in the right direction or give me a link to a IDE that will work. Thanks alot, I have searched and didnt find an exact answer.

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    IDE cables are IDE cables....
    The only difference is whether it's 40-pin or 80-pin, the latter supporting ATA66 and ATA100 tranfer rates.

    It's likely not the IDE cable that's the problem, but the adapter itself or the drive that is the problem.
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    hmmm, the adapter that converts the drive from a "laptop" connection to a IDE connection fits on the drive fine, if there are only 40 and 80 pin IDE cables, then I guess I was just using the IDE cable I had incorrectly?

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    There are no 80 pin IDE cables, but there are 40 and 44 pin IDE cables. 44 pin have smaller pitch, and the extra 4 pins are power.

    You are probably getting mixed up with 40 conductor and 80 conductor IDE cables (still 40 pin). 80 conductor IDE cables have extra ground wires to improve signal integrity when increasing data transfer rates.

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    DIGItonium, sometimes, the IDE cables have one small hole that is blocked off on one side. If you look at the center, you might see a hole blocked off where a pin fits in there. I encountered this when I bought a new IDE cable that was one of those "round" ones. I carefully inspected mine and determined that it was simply left filled in for whatever reason and I took my smallest drill bit and drilled it out. If you choose to do this and drill out the blocked off square, I urge you to BE VERY CAREFUL!! I was fortunate that I had a tiny bit and was successful in making it fit. I don't know why select IDE cables have this spot blocked off but I have since tried the cable and it transfers/runs fine. This may or may not be pertaining to what you are decribing but I figured I would offer some of my experiences with a ribbon cable that did not fit. Again, if this is part of your trouble and you decide to drill out the blocked off spot, be very careful and take your time.
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    ^ Good eye! Some 40/44 pin IDE cables have this tiny piece. Sometimes it's solid with the connector, and other times it's inserted. I was able to apply enough force to punch it through without bending the pin. In other cases, I literally cut this pin. It is marked "NC."

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    My bad.
    I meant 44 pin. What was I thinking with 80 pin?

    That's what I get for posting past bedtime.
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    Darque, I was a little curious myself. But I figured you just probably knew something that I didn't.
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    ^ Oops! Something was fishy coming from a mod
    I didn't know you posted the mistake ahah... time for a vacation maybe?

    The fun part is trying to get a longer than normal IDE cable, for example, to make the connection from the computer in the glovebox to a dash mounted IDE DVD drive. I've never done it, and I don't know what the signal integrity will be like.

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    just get an ide to usb adaptor.. you'd have to be crazy or stupid to run ide cable front to back in a car
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