[ltp] cd-rw for tp770z
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.
> ...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
> WOULD BE NICE!
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.