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Old 26th November 2004, 06:32 PM   #1
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Default domestic dvd drive in a pc?

my dvd player just packed in after i unplugged the scart lead without turning it off. so i thought i'd investigate by taking the cover off and visually couldn't find anything wrong, however i did notice the drive mechanism looks like it would fit in a pc. it runs off 12volts (typical red/yellow+2 black wires) and looks to have the same kind of ribbon cable..........it even has jumper slots on the back too!

what would happen if i tried rigging it up to my pc?

the dvd player is a smartmedia dvd4032.
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Old 28th November 2004, 05:55 PM   #2
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anyone any ideas?
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Old 28th November 2004, 06:03 PM   #3
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wont hurt a think provided it is IDE !!
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Old 28th November 2004, 06:12 PM   #4
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DVD players use the same drives as PC ones. It's cheaper than having specially made ones, I suppose. The IDE and power cables are the same, so I wondered if a PC drive could be used to repair a DVD player. It depends on wether there is any driver or other software changes, the stuff the bios reads when it's setting things up. Be interesting to try it.
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Old 28th November 2004, 06:14 PM   #5
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could i damage my pc by trying it?
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Old 28th November 2004, 06:32 PM   #6
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if it is ide NOPE!!
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Old 28th November 2004, 06:57 PM   #7
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i'm 99% sure it is.
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Old 28th November 2004, 07:39 PM   #8
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then plug it in. make sure your bios has auto turned on : O )
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Old 28th November 2004, 08:41 PM   #9
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how do i know/do that?
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