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Laptop Lg drive help

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii / Wii U' started by ziggi_83, May 29, 2007.

  1. ziggi_83

    ziggi_83 Regular member

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    I have a laptop and i want to backup my games, but if i buy the lg drive how would i connect it to my laptop. I do not have a pc
    Thanks
     
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    You can get a external case that you can run the drive in and will connect to your laptop via USB/Firewire. There are many offerings online, just search for 5.25" enclosures.
     
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    here's what I ordered at newegg.com including the price for it shipped to me...

    Products Qty. Product Description Total Price
    Item(s) shipped from NJ Tracking Number:
    1 Anyware ME-325U2-SV Fitting for CD-ROM, CD-R, CD-RW, DVD-ROM, DVD-RAM & 3.5" Hard Drives USB 2.0 External Enclosure - Retail
    Item #: N82E16817113013
    $19.99
    1 LG Beige E-IDE/ATAPI DVD-ROM Drive Model GDR-8164BB - OEM
    Item #: N82E16827136088
    $17.99
    Subtotal: $37.98
    Tax: $0.00
    Shipping: $8.24
    Total: $46.22

    I just ordered this over the weekend and I haven't gotten it yet... but I plan on using this on my desktop machine since I already have a full tower, 2 hds, 2 cds, one external cd, and one external hd...
     
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    ziggi_83 Regular member

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    okay
     
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  5. Justin9

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    the enclosure is for a 5.25" cd-rom type drive... but it will hold a 3.5" hard disk drive as well... that's why it has 3.5" in the title.. but that enclosure is for cd-roms.... etc..

    I am in the Southeast Georgia, USA.
     
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    oh kl thanks, can i buy the same things as you? will it work on my laptop?
    I live London so it will be more expensive for me :(
     
  7. Justin9

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    as long as your laptop meets requirements of everything I don't see a reason why it shouldn't... I'll be happy to tell you how it worked for me as soon as it arrives... but I probably won't get to try anything til next week unless it comes before friday... canoe trip with girlfriend's family... i'll be out of town..
     
  8. Kafluke

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    ziggi if you are asking whether or not an external usb cd drive enclosure will work with your laptop or not, maybe you shouldn't be attempting anything as advanced as modding a wii and backing up games. That's a pretty basic function of pluggin in a usb device into your laptop and it doesn't sound like you are that versed in computer technology.
     
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    ziggi_83 Regular member

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    You are quite sad
     
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    LOL, okay, calm down smokey! I guess you probably are a better technician than me. What was I thinking... yeah, your right, you're so good that you can squeeze a 5.5" DVD-ROM into a 3.5" enclosure!

    Can I come study with you in the UK to see how this is done?
     
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    ..okay mate whatever
     
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