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Old 11-19-2004, 05:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I took apart an 3 yeah old 32X CD-RW drive and removed the drive itself so I'm left with only the empty shell. Would I be able to buy a new internal DVD+RW drive and put it into the enclosure of the old CD-Rw drive and use it as an external device? The IDE connector and power connectors inside the drive enclosure are intact

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I guess you could, but you'd still have to plug in the IDE Connector and molex connector to the new drive, or completely re-wire it to fit into the wiring from the 'shell' you have, but other than that, most CD-Roms and like don't have any components that'll fry if shocked sticking out so technically you could just make your internal cd-rom and external anyway if you wanted, but you still gotta get all those wires out there somehow
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