Hack Powerbook to accept standard IDE?

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I was thinking of hacking an broken powerbook 1400 CD module into a standard IDE adaptor. If I convert the special plug into a laptop IDE and then convert that into standard IDE I might be able to run standard devices...like a standard Burner...and also read my IDE harddrives.

Could it work?

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YUP! Piece o' cake . . .

. . . if I understand you correctly, that is. :Smile

AFAIK, you could just hack a standard Laptop CD-ROM Adapter into a gender changer/adapter board for your 1400 module's adapter. But why not hack a PC Card adapter to do the same thing and put something else into the CD-ROM housing?

How do you image tag a freakin' piccie on AF2.0?

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I wonder where I can get one

I wonder where I can get one of those in the uk...

Btw, could you explain the pc card thing in more detail. I dont quite get it.

Also, were nubus IDE cards ever made?

iMac266 (Strawberry), G3 1400 and the G3 IIsi. I want a Tortoise...

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[quote]I wonder where I can g

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I wonder where I can get one of those in the uk…

mini-itx.com definately has them ... im pretty sure Maplin has them aswell ...

TOM

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PC Card ATA

Part of the PC Card standard is that it must implement an ATA interface for IDE drives. This is why flash cards work in PC Card slots - they act exactly like ATA hard drives. So, adapt the PC Card slot to accept an IDE drive. "That's easy!" as Sir Robbin would say.

Pre-built, commercial PC Card hard drive enclosures abound on eBay.

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Tom, could you find a link on

Tom, could you find a link on one of those sites? I couldn't...

iMac266 (Strawberry), G3 1400 and the G3 IIsi. I want a Tortoise...

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Certainly it's possible! Thou

Certainly it's possible! Though not exactly what you were seeking, see my pages for some useful infos:
http://mywebpages.comcast.net/macdan/pb1400_hd_ebm.html
and
http://mywebpages.comcast.net/macdan/ebms.html

hth,

Dan K

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