OK so here's one from the "probably not" catagory...
I have a V9 PS2 (PlayStation 2, not PS/2) that either the laser or the corresponding circuitry is dead in ('V9 syndrome')... no cleaning or adjusting could provide resurrection to it. Has a broadband adapter with the IDE functionality.
I also happen to have a lappy's DVD-ROM sitting here from The Great Tea Spillage Incident of 2006 that was unharmed. I look at one, then look at the other...
I've Googled myself into the ground to try and find out if the PS2's DVD-ROM could be replaced with either the lappy drive or a PC DVD-ROM. Why would I want to do that, you ask?
a) the more I dont see it's been attempted or done, the more I wanna do it
b) the thing would sure be a lot more 'robust' set up like that.. been inside the drive of a PS2 before? I dunno, I'm not a fan of the construction myself.
c) it would take two things here that arent being used and make them both usable as one.
OK so why ask here? You guys and dolls are helpful, knowledgeable... not a bunch of k1dz following someone's FAQ to put it bluntly; would anyone care to look here and there and provide a definitive?
I've run into a few posts where the same question's asked... no answer. Google's been bombadred with pages selling some Teac drive with PS2 in the name which throws the whole process outta whack even with -teac.
I'm probably missing something that makes it obvious of course... don't claim that I'm not.
I also found one or two "the PS2's DVD ROM is magical and oooonly it can"... well that's cute and all, but did anyone try?
Thoughts comments flames smacks to the face, etc appreciated.
PS. If not, it's probably gonna make one heckuva case hack...