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    extra long molex cables??

    Moving the CR ROM from the boot to the dash but leaving the rest in the boot - any ideas where i can get extra long cables from? got the IDE sorted but need to run the power.

    i believe its +12 +5 and ground. can this be taken from the vehicle elec system (would prefer to just extend cable from box though...

    ta nick

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    if its a slim CDrom you only need the 5V (red and the black next to it). I would just go get a couple of metres of cable from maplins and splice into a power line or get some molex pins and connector ready to be made up.

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    Just go buy some wire, and some molex connectors and pins.

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    there are IDE to USB cables for these situations hanzcara Here is an example.

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    I wonder how it can bus-power an IDE drive with just that cable...

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    It isn't BUS powered, it has a separate 12v molex power supply and transformer that plugs into the mains.

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    I had some wire and an old Y-adapter lying around, so I hacked up the Y-adapter for the connectors and made a detachable power source using 12v and ground for my screen. It's a 5 minute job. And when I need to take the computer out of the boot/trunk, I just disconnect it from the case and leave all the car wiring intact.

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    make it

    http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?...=1317&doy=10m5 <<male & female molexes

    plus the wire of your choosing

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