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Old 07-19-2005, 03:40 AM   #1 (permalink)
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As you will have guessed I am brand new to this forum I usually specialise in theatre sound and lighting but dabble in computing. What i was wondering is if there was a pin out for a CD rom drive, Im basically trying to have a dummy CD rom drive that can be ejected remotly without the use of a computer !! I like the sliding mechanism and it is part of a DIY shutter for projector project.

Can two pins be shorted to get the drive to open and then to close or is it not possible will I have to de-solder the switch and extend it ??


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Old 07-19-2005, 12:15 PM   #2 (permalink)
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never heard of this befor but im pretty sure it can be done try googling it

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Old 07-19-2005, 12:25 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I cant find any pinouts on google !! im tempted just to desolder the switch but it would be nice if there were an external way of doing it !!

Thanks anyhow
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Old 07-19-2005, 12:54 PM   #4 (permalink)
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I would just move the switch if i were you

Their's no two pin's you can short, you have to use a digital signal
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Old 07-19-2005, 01:05 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Would creating that digital signal be hard ??

I think moving the switch it is then :P

Thanks for this guys
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