Adding a 2nd opptical drive to Quicksilver

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by Peyote, Oct 26, 2004.

  1. Peyote macrumors 6502a

    Peyote

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    I've had my quicksilver for a couple of years now, and am looking to upgrade it to a DVD-R drive. I ordered it with a zip drive, which is all but useless these days. Are there any kits or suppliers for parts, for converting the lower zip drive bay into an Optical drive bay, with a flip down door in the same style as the top flip down door? If possible, I'd like to have two drives in there.
     
  2. Peyote thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Peyote

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    Nevermind...I've since found some articles about this mod...not an easy one.


    I think I'll just convert my zip drive opening into a plate with a USB 2.0 and headphone port. seems much easier.
     
  3. bumfilter macrumors regular

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    Care to share some of the links? You may have found something that I didn't!
     
  4. Peyote thread starter macrumors 6502a

    Peyote

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    The best solution hack I've found is here:

    http://www.macfora.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=2429&hl=


    But it's just too much work for just being able to hold onto my apple CDRW drive. Not to mention the fact that I can't seem to find a blank QS bezel anywhere...and the door to my drive would be a zip drive door.

    So what I'll do is buy a USB 2.0 cable that has a female end with mounting tabs, mount that to a plate in the zip drive opening, and plug the other end into the internal port on my USB 2 card. Then I just have to figure out how to hook up a headphone jack in the front as well. But within a couple of weeks I'm going to buy a clear grille cover for the speaker hole, chunk the speaker, and put a red cathode tube inside. *evil mac*
     

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