[QUOTE=Liggy;2009043]CS=Cable select in this case. And that’s what Toshiba seems to be unable to handle properly. :Z
In this case it should work to set the drive to Inverse Cable Select.
The CS setting tells the drive on one of his pins whether to use master or slave mode. Unfortunately Toshiba seems to provide the wrong signal on this pin and that’s what makes most drives fail. The Inverse CS mode tells the drive to use the opposite mode of what it should be according to the CS pin. So you don’t need to care whether it’s really master or slave.
If you can get access to another laptop that is able to recognize the drive, you should be able to change the mode there without having to buy an IDE adapter.[/QUOTE]
Is it also possible to use the program from NEC and a cable from an external flash drive. The connector is the same as the mini-laptop and the other end has a USB. I wonder if this cable plugged into a desktop USB port and the NEC correction program can be used. In this way the board for IDE to DVD is not needed. Any thoughts?