You all forgot about this thread, didn't you? You all thought I forgot about it, didn't you? Or do you just not care? ...I'm betting the latter.
No matter! I plan to use this thread to chronicle my current and future failures at this mod for future half-ass modders to come!
So uh yeah. I acompliched very little over this long weekend of mine. I managed to destroy another CD-ROM and lose a few vital DC parts. I'm rather hesistant to do much at the moment because I only have three or four fully assembled and working DCs. I need to find a new place to pick them up as eBay usually just gets annoying trying to outbid or pay ridiculous shipping costs.
So here is what I have actually accomplished. Been going for this:
That's the ultimate goal I settled upon. I have recently been "inspired" to try the original disc tray mod again, but I want to talk about this for the time being.
As I've already made perfectly clear, I'm a terrible, and impatient modder. So I decided the easiest way to make this little thing was to use a disc tray. So I gutted a CD-ROM and popped on a bit of plexi for support, and now have a platform to attach the drive assembly to.
So to secure the tray, I'm guessing I'll probably use some tiny nuts and bolts. Epoxy crossed my mind, but the idea of taking that chance just makes me sick.
So at the very least, this could be easily mounted into a pair of 5.25" bays. Not the one I had hoped for, but with my limited imagination and talents, I don't think it will be too bad.
Well, not much progress at all. But I wanted to see if maybe anyone else had heard anything or attempted something. Still wish I could get a look at ptr's stuff. The main thing bothering me about replacing a CD-ROM drive spindle with the DC's is not the precise orientation, but the spindle top! I have no idea where to buy one, yet alone a magnetic one that will connect to the DC's drive.