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Replacing DVD Drive with Blu-Ray Drive, won't fit!


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Zenoi

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I just bought a Panasonic blu-ray slim drive off of ebay to replace dvd drive in my HP laptop. But when I got it today, I realized that the two drives had a different type of connection. I have included pictures to try to better explain my problem. Do you know anyway that I could make it fit or if there is an adapter for it? Thanks

the inside connection of the laptop
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the existing drive back
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the new drive back
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Edited by Zenoi, 05 May 2009 - 06:44 PM.

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Your pictures are really fuzzy.
Look at the top of each drive and give me the model numbers.
I believe you have a SATA and a IDE drive.
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Ya I think you might be right, the model # for the HP drive is 483864-001 and for the panasonic it is UJ-110. Is there some sort of adapter to make a slim ATAPI drive fit into a SATA connector?
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With laptop, it's rather impossible to use any adapter. They do exist for desktops.
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Yep, Hp is a SATA drive and Panasonic is a IDE drive.
Thank you Broni :)
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Do you think something like this would work if I used it externally?

http://www.acesuppli...Company/Sli...l

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It won't work because in order to connect to the internal connector of the laptop you would not be able to get to the connection on the other side of the plate.
Your only reasonable option is to purchase a new drive with the correct connector to replace the old one
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Ditto.
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how about using pata to sata connector?
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