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Toshiba Satellite A205 DVD drive in IBM A-31

2010-12-23, 15:16 PM

Hey guys. Yup, more boredom induced engineering. I took the DVD-RAM drive out of a freshly dead Toshiba Satellite A205, and put it in my IBM A-31 in place of it's stock CD/RW drive. All I had to do is take the Drive rails (I think that's what they are called) and the adaptor piece off of the original drive, and put it on the Toshiba's drive ( a MAT**bleep**A DVD-RAM UJ-850S). It is still 100% compatible, and hot swappable. Also made the laptop Bluetooth Enabled thanks to the IBM R-52. And now has 768MB of ram. And the best part is, I got a new laptop for my birthday, but it is just sitting in the corner collecting dust. I favor this one over the new one. So, if you have any dead newer laptops lieing around, you can swap the drives out!!

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