Does anyone know what the pinouts are for the 50 pin connector or are they all proprietary?
The Torisans ( Sanyo ) has a similar connector but this is a condensed version of what I got from the Sanyo tech support:
What is the pinout for the connector on the NoteBook Torisan CD-ROM drive CDR-U241-Z? If possible, could you give me mating connector for that drive?
At 09/07/2000 04:51 PM we wrote - Thank you,for your inquiry.Sanyo manufactures CD ROMs for various manufactureres. You will be prompted to contact them directly for technical or operational assistance.
At 09/10/2000 01:43 AM you wrote - The problem remains UNRESOLVED. The CD-ROM is a torisan made for Gateway. Gateway adapts your standard drive to their connector with an adapter. I would accept the pinouts on either side of that adapter. I cannot understand why you cannot tell me what the standard pinouts on the back of a drive that you manufactured. Gateway refuses to respond to a query without a serial number of the machine. I have a bare drive an no serial number. I've gotten what appears to be a standard answer from both you and Gateway. Neither answers a very simple question.
At 09/11/2000 04:02 PM we wrote - Please contact the followingnumber for assistance to your inquiry. CD-ROM Assistance TEL#:1-800-538-8589
At 09/12/2000 02:57 PM you wrote - You've got to be joking...I called the CD-ROM assistance number. The number given was for Verbatim technical support. They've never heard of Sanyo nor Torisan. They do make a CD-RW; but, that's for another vendor. Again, I'm asking a very simple question: What is the pinouts on your CD-ROM CDR-U241-Z? Why don't you give the 1-800-538-8589 number a call and ask them my simple question and e-mail me the reply?
At 09/13/2000 04:00 PM we wrote - I do not have this information you are requesting.Please contact the place of purchase for assistance.Sorry,for any inconvience.