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

#3 Post by tdot » Mon Nov 19, 2018 6:48 am

Thinkpad4by3 wrote:
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.
Hmm?

You mean figure out the pinout for a real IDE cable?

Because the problem is the "IDE" header on the Dock I/II is a 60 pin header ... sure, I could probably pull it apart, find the IDE controller, and reverse engineer the cable from the pins ... but so much work, and somebody must know something about this 60 pin IDE cable? This couldn't have been the only product they actually used it on?

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