Laptop Compaq n160 - can't connect CD-ROM

vbimport

#1

Hello,
I have an old laptop Compaq n160 but I would like to connect CD-ROM (that helps to install Windows, etc.).
Well, laptop:
http://img102.imageshack.us/img102/7523/p1120225uj0.jpg
http://img102.imageshack.us/img102/3946/p1120226jy7.jpg

And there are 2 Teac CD-224E CD-ROMs with 2 different connectors:
http://img211.imageshack.us/img211/7379/41399009eg3.jpg
http://img211.imageshack.us/img211/8986/39023776is4.jpg
http://img211.imageshack.us/img211/9561/39131605py6.jpg

Is there any possibility to connect it?

P.S. I’m not sure, if this thread is in the right forum place :wink:


#2

Welcome to CD Freaks. :slight_smile:

It looks like both drives can fit, but I could be missing something. Are those adapters in the last pictures?


#3

I think, they are adapters because these CD-ROMs are kept from 2 old laptops. CD-ROMs are slim and have ide(?) connectors, but laptop has strange one. I have counted pins and they don’t match.


#4

Just use the adapter from the original drive and install it on either of the ones you posted.


#5

Doh :doh: That’s the point. I haven’t the original adapter. Where I could find it? :slight_smile: It is an uncommon item.