I wish to connect this optical drive to my computer (Acer Veriton L410). I don't know what cable is needed to do this! Anyone know? Thanks!
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Posted 26 January 2014 - 12:23 AM
You shouldn't need any cable. There's a connection already on the board that it should feed directly into. The only problem I would see is if your old d rive doesn't have the same connection. If the motherboard is only a year or two old it could be a SATA connection. The drive you've shown looks to be IDE.
Do you have a model # for the laptop or the motherboard?
Posted 27 January 2014 - 03:57 PM
Your motherboard looks like it has one SATA port and a free IDE. Because the optical drive is a slim for a laptop it uses a JAE50 pin connection. You will need an adapter like this and also an 80wire IDE cable. You will also have to provide a 5 volt connection to the adapter. They also have JAE50 to SATA adapters if you have a SATA port available.
Edited by JohnC_21, 27 January 2014 - 04:05 PM.
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