[ltp] cd-rw for tp770z

Tino Keitel linux-thinkpad@linux-thinkpad.org
Thu, 20 Nov 2003 11:35:01 +0100

On Wed, Nov 19, 2003 at 15:37:59 -0800, R. G. Kenedy wrote:


> 2) it is hard to believe IBM would have Toshiba, Matsushita and Sanyo
> all specially make drives that do NOT have an ATAPI connector...by
> default, they all DO! Even the slim ones--e.g.
>   http://sdd.toshiba.com/cda/main.aspx?Path=/818200000092000000010000659c000002bb
>  ...so perhaps the ribbon cable goes into the raw drive, but inside it terminates in a
> 50-pin connnector which connects to the corresponding 50-pin
> connector on the drive logic board? Have you chased it that far? SURE

AFAIK the 600 was the first model which uses standard slim line drives,
whereas the 770 still uses a proprietary type of CD drives, like my
765. So it's hard to replace the drive in a 770 with a standard drive.