dankend an chef & toshibaer))
chef, i also don't think its firmware - in the sense firmware being
responsible for functioning and not for connectivity of a device.
freely, i would dub this 'plugware' - wish it existed !
(..frightened by your "shortening" of pins, i remark :
to shorten = zu kuerzen, abknipsen ; to short = kurzzuschliessen..)
toshibaer, i tried to short pins 47,45,43 but to no avail - detection/
operation exactly the same as before.
this loveable little PC (10x25x28cm) has a dual-channel IDE controller
and only 2 devices attached (HDD, CDROM) - one to each channel
- with no provision for extension.
HP says that in all their business pc's the IDE devices are connected
via cable-select cables (-first time i hear of) and are to be
the original mitsumi cdrom was physically connected to a standard
slim-type IDE coupling via an adapter mini-PCB, which i retained
from the substituted mitsumi - plugging it in to the new GWA-4082N.
the 50-pin IDE slim-type connector on second controller channel also
leads power, which discouraged me from just turning it around.
key to problem can be in the 'adapter-pcb' or/and in the dvd-drive.
adapter-pcb: at least one retailer offers a "slim dvd-drive IDE
dvd-drive: someone pointed to a forum contributing an "IDE location
changer for slim-type drives", (- link inoperative) - i'll check again.
waiting for LG-support (..i'm still entitled, i didn't open the drive -
i shorted the pins on the adapter-pcb) / LG-help, i'll report here,
hazel emmerich, budapest