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T601 DVD connector

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T601 DVD connector

#1 Post by dances_with_woof » Mon Jul 26, 2021 7:59 pm

I am extremely close to finishing my first T601 Frankenpad, but the DVD drive comes up short from connecting with the T61 motherboard. Is there a connector that is used for this job, and if so, where can it be purchased? Is it a normal IDE connector, or is there a difference I should be aware of?

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Re: T601 DVD connector

#2 Post by olex126 » Mon Jul 26, 2021 8:29 pm

Sounds like you have a 14" planar, which is missing the interposer card.

This is an electrically-conductive separate piece of the planar that converts a 14" board for use in a 15" planar.

Post a Wanted-To-Buy in the Forum Marketplace, or check eBay.

Check here for the part numbers: viewtopic.php?t=102158

Good luck! :D

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Re: T601 DVD connector

#3 Post by TPFanatic » Mon Jul 26, 2021 8:53 pm

You can remove the Interposer off your T60 15" and connect it to the T61 planar.
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Re: T601 DVD connector

#4 Post by dances_with_woof » Mon Jul 26, 2021 10:00 pm

Thanks! Worked perfectly. Happy I kept the T60 boards around.

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