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Old 05-14-2010, 04:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a Dell XPS 200, and I salvaged a few parts from an old Compaq. I have DVD ROM drive (model: DVD-116ME) which uses an IDE connector.

I just want to connect it to my PC to see if it works, but I have no idea how to do this properly.

Any advice?
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I suspect you have an IDE cable?



And a port on your motherboard? Connect the two ends, put a power plug in and rock and roll.
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Old 05-14-2010, 05:19 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Yeah I have a few of those. I've opened my PC and I'm not sure where to look for the IDE port (assuming there is one).

The current drive is a NEC 6650 DVD-RW which uses somthing different.
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Old 05-14-2010, 05:29 PM   #4 (permalink)
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The IDE connector for your DVD-RW will be on the back. A long but narrow-ish connection with a ribbon cable out the back also...can't really miss it
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That's a video some person made that shows what the inside of an XPS 200 looks like.

If there is an IDE port in there, I'm not finding it...
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Sorry A111, no YouTube access here at work

Can you take a pic of what you're trying to connect?
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My digital camera sucks. Imageshack - xps200.jpg

Maybe you could watch it through a proxy server?
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Old 05-14-2010, 06:54 PM   #8 (permalink)
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We can get all except the tube, hence why i can post on here

Can you find the IDE cable? - Is there an IDE port on the back of your drive?
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I can't tell what the drive uses. It's thinner and smaller than an IDE.
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Is it one like this?

http://www.datapro.net/images/SCSI_VHD.jpg
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