Compaq Slimline CD-ROM

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Rorius

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I got a CD-rom that I wanted to use in a compaq I picked up and only slim-line works, but since I ordered from someone else I Assumed (bad Idea) when they said IDE they were talking about a standard IDE hook up, but I got What i think is a laptop one. but looking at what the interface looks like and the adapters I could get I'm not entirely sure. Here is the best info I've found on the drive.

http://shop.store.yahoo.com/netcomdirect/co2224xidnoc.html

can anyone tell what kind of IDE interface that is and if I can get an adapter to a 40 Pin Male with power for my PC?

this is what I've found but I'm not sure it will work.

http://shop.store.yahoo.com/cablesonline/44pinto40pin.html

Let me know if I'm on the right track eh. Thanks for your time
 

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Yeah, that should work.

Now, if your computer needs one of these slim-line drives then the old drive should have also had the adaptor attached to it.
 

Rorius

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I bought the computer and driver seperately. I got the computer and it didn't come with a drive. the reason I got that drive was because the computer is a Compaq SFF model and it had a very small opening at the front. my mistake was not checking the drive specs before I got it. Luckly I only paid 10 bucks for the drive so no biggy that it's giving me some trouble, if I went out and spent like 50 bucks on it then I'd be a little more paniced.

Thanks for your help I'll give that adapter a Shot.

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Open the case...the adapter is already in there to connect the CD-ROM. Unfortunately it looks like you bought a laptop CD-ROM instead of one for an SSF Compaq. The adapter you are looking at is for connecting a notebook hard drive to your PC's IDE 40 pin ribbon cable.
 
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