Laptop Compaq n160 - can't connect CD-ROM



I have an old laptop Compaq n160 but I would like to connect CD-ROM (that helps to install Windows, etc.).
Well, laptop:

And there are 2 Teac CD-224E CD-ROMs with 2 different connectors:

Is there any possibility to connect it?

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


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?


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.


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


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