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IDE Pin Setting

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I have an old 12X CDROM. I have detached it and connected it to an external source. I want to see if I can make a CD Player out of it, but the thing is I need to tell the CDROM to begin playing. Does anyone know what pins on th IDE Bus have to be set.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.


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Don't you have any switches on the front panel? My drive has 3 switches for Play/Stop, FF and Rev. and it plays audio CD without IDE cable connectd to the drive. Only supply is enough to get the audio signla out from phone jack.


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Unfortunately some types haven`t PLAY button on front panel.On IDE bus no pins for this function.No chance for stand-alone mode.
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