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What cable needed to connect optical drive?


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#1 caprius

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Posted 25 January 2014 - 08:49 AM

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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#2 caprius

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Posted 25 January 2014 - 10:40 AM

Optical drive is a SONY AD-7560A.



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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?



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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.

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-50-PIN-JAE-Laptop-CD-ROM-DVD-ROM-to-IDE-adapter-2014-/171221937560


Edited by JohnC_21, 27 January 2014 - 04:05 PM.





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