Will laptop CDROM drives fit Small Form Factor PCs?

Discussion in 'DIY Computers' started by BigH2K, Aug 12, 2003.

  1. BigH2K

    BigH2K Guest

    Got a Dell Optiplex SFF PC but no CDROM drive. I can get one second hand for
    £55 which is more than the base unit cost me. Looking at the thing I have a
    suspicion that a laptop cdrom will fit but I can't find any pictures of the
    underside of a laptop cdrom to see how they attach to whatever laptop they

    At the end of the day I'm quite prepared to Araldite the bugger into place
    but I'd rather be able to remove it without a hammer and chisel in future.
    I'm aware that I'd need a converter on the back to use the standard ide
    cable and atx psu connector.

    Has anyone tried this, does anyone know if it fits properly or does anyone
    know where I could economically obtain a refurb? Please don't suggest Dell
    as I'd rather slit my wrists than talk to their customer service/tech
    support again.
    BigH2K, Aug 12, 2003
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  2. BigH2K

    Muggy Guest

    i think all laptop cdroms are different sizes and each have different
    connections, so attaching it to the computer and converting it to fit an ide
    cable is impossible.

    Out of the 2 IBM laptops, both cdrom drives have different connections and
    are of different sizes

    Muggy, Aug 13, 2003
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