> If someone knows where you can get the pinout for the hard disk IDE line, you could just connect
> it to the pins that power the stepper!
Obviously, you know absolutely nothing about stepper motors and search engines.
> It might not switch however, depending on the current passed by the display, you would probably
> want a cap or two and definitely a diode.
You might also want to feed that puppy some resistors and hookup wire, while you're at it.
> You don't want reverse EMF through the iopener, that could be bad...
Is forward EMF a good thing?