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60 pin IDE cable for Dock II (3546)?

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60 pin IDE cable for Dock II (3546)?

#1 Post by tdot » Fri Nov 09, 2018 4:28 pm

Does anyone know anything about the 60 pin IDE cable that was used on the Dock II (3546)?

I ended up buying a "ThinkPad IDE Adaption Kit For Dock I and Dock II", as I assumed that was required to convert the 60 pin connector to a standard IDE connector, but this also has a 60 pin connector on both sides of it. According to the manual, this is only actually required for the 760E/760ED/760EL/760ELD.

I've searched Google/eBay all I can for both the listed part numbers for the cable as well as for a '60 pin IDE cable' and have found absolutely nothing. Does anyone have any idea about what these were/how to get one/if I can build one if I had the pinouts?

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Re: 60 pin IDE cable for Dock II (3546)?

#2 Post by Thinkpad4by3 » Fri Nov 09, 2018 6:26 pm

Looks like some basic pin headers and glue logic...wouldn't surprise me if someone could run that design up for you in probably 30 minutes.
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