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Old 03-17-2006, 11:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Can I use my Laptop's modular DVD+_RW in my Desktop?

I have a Toshiba satellite that bit the dust. I have a Toshiba DVD-R/-RW drive (model SD-R6012)that I would like to use if possible. It has a different connector than a normal IDE drie. The connector is about 2 inches long and is about 2-3mm high and about 4-5mm deep, with thin walls and most of thie middle is hollow to receive another connector. It looks like the connectors are lining the inside of this opening.

Is there a connector that I can buy to make this work on a desktop? It also needs power somehow. Maybe on the ends where there looks to be openings for 1 small pole on each side? Anyone help me out on this?
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Old 03-18-2006, 02:52 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I doubt it unless you can find an adapter of some sort.
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You definately can do it. The adapter is right here...

Slim ATA Adapter

Shop around, you might find it cheaper somewhere else, but the adapters do exist.
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