Loc: Florida, USA
Well a client brought in his laptop to be serviced and well the whole LCD and mobo was dead. He bought a used thinkpad that was much faster and I transfered all of crap over to it. Anyway I took the broken laptop home and striped it down. I took the DVD drive and the HD. I used the HD for a external backup device. I took off the front face of the DVD drive and then took apart my iBook. It took me three hours lol. I wanted to be carefull not to break anything. I got the old 24x CD-ROM out and hooked up the DVD. Before I tested it I put it all back together. Well I fired it up and theres a drive conflict. The HD and DVD are bot set to master So as we speak i'm trying to build up straegh to take the iBook back apart to change the dip switch on the DVD.
Thats strange. Are the iBooks from different series? Maybe your board wasnt designed to accept that hardware? I would do some research before you make it ouboard. Hopefully someone with some knowledge on this can chim in. -maestro
Hey check here and search for enclosures firewire B)
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The solution is simple, many (if not most) laptop internal optical drives are are hard wired to master, just set the hard drive to slave, the apple hard drive connector leaves the last four pins on the hard disk exposed, jump the two closest to the cable. I had the same problem with my first iBook (the "Tired Roadwarrior" Mod") Trust me its no big deal. Everything still works, boots etc. just fine.
the only disadvantage to that would be losing the ability to target mode the ibook. simialr instaces when i put my laptop combo drive and laptop hardrive into my cube. had to set the hardrive to slave. everything works great. and if i need to transfer something i use an ethernet cable.
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Loc: Florida, USA
[censored]) also connects to the jumper for the master selection. I would mod the cable so it would select cablbe select or slave, it's not like it's part of the wireing on it. Yet with my luck I would mess it up. I might just go ahead and find a laptop slim DVD drive that has settings for master and slave.
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