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Fried a small cable in my Acer L100 need IDing


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It was running from my mobo to my dvd-rom drive. Its a paper thin, plastic cable, which looks a lot like an IDE cable (ribbon cable style). It was held in place by a small snap which locks the cable in place when you close it on the cable end. Any ideas on what it is/where to buy them?
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Do you mean either one of these?:

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Much smaller, it looks about an inch in width and it has no connectors on the ends.
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Oh if it helps, it connects to slim dvd drive. and on the back of the dvd drive it looks like an adapter covers the back and plugs into the an IDE port. It looks like something that might be used in a laptop (The pc is some sort of laptop/desktop hybrid).
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May I ask, are you using a laptop DVD-ROM drive or a desktop one? Not too sure about your meaning of hybrid.

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http://www.tigerdire...p;sku=A180-2098

Its one of those slim ones. It dosen't have a tray that ejects, instead you just slide the disc in, like you would in for a car's cd player.
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Oh. I don't really know much about those, but it's commonly seen on Macs. :/

I think you'll need to open your CPU casing, and look for a label that says the brand and model of the drive. Should be somewhere. Post back with it.

If you know how to take it out, you should bring it to a shop and show the tech guy which cable got fried. I don't use those drives so this is all I can do.

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Here are some pictures of it.

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Not sure about that, but it sure looks like a ribbon. I think you should bring it to a shop to check.

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