I have been getting tired of my two CD drives flaking in my PowerBook 1400c. They read about 75% of the disks I throw at them, when I can't pull some files off of one it drags the system to a crawl and is a PITA. A few months ago (when I had any money!) I bought a new TEAC CD-224e drive for about $15 just in case... so I decided that this was the time.
It was easy to open the old case and swap out the mechanism, it fit nearly perfectly. Except that the new drive has a small metal lip near the front. I fixed by Dremeling about 3mm off of the exterior metal case, then the new drive fit in perfectly.
When I start my PowerBook now, it boots very slowly, like abouty twenty minutes. Then it runs normally. System Profiler shows a CD-ROM drive there, but no manufacturer nor firmware info. When I put CDs in the drive, it spins up nicely - much quieter than the previous drives. But it won't mount a CD! The only thing I can think of which might be an issue is setting the Master/Slave/CableSelect. I am looking at the PCB inside of the drive, but I can't find anything which is obviously a jumper. Does anybody have any experience with setting these things? I am sure that a dot of solder will do it, but currently I have no idea where.