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    Hello,

    I put an internal Pioneer slot loading fast SCSI-2 CDrom in my powermac 8100. I located a driver with no problems. The only problem is the audio cable. The Apple audio cable does not fit. Can I use a universal audio cable? Will the universal audio cable work with the 8100 motherboard? Do the IDE and SCSI CDroms use the same audio cable? Where would I find a compatible 4 pin audio cable or do I need an adapter? Any pictures would be helpful. Thanks.

    P.S. I saw this link for the universal audio cable http://www.cablewholesale.com/catalog/cdromcables.htm. Will this work?

    --Angela


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    angela, we sell them on our Plextor page.

    just request USPS snail-mail, and the girls will drop one in the mail to you. No point paying for FEDEX for something minor like that.


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    Magician,

    Thanks for the response. I visited the Plextor page, but there was no picture. Do you have one? I would like to see it.

    [This message has been edited by angela (edited 31 January 2001).]

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    Here is a pic of the one I got with my Plextor drive.
    http://www.radioshack.com/product.as...Fid=950%2D0544

    j

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    Aaah, another merit of Intech. Getting rid of every CD audio cable in my machines was a satisfying side effect. If interested, it makes a great configurable driver for all CD reading functions. And the Gurus andorse it!!
    http://www.IntechUSA.com/CDInfo2.html

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    Dogstarman and Jorge,

    Thanks for the response. At least I do have the option for software and hardware, although I prefer hardware. I will use the demo of the Speedtools to test how it works with my CDrom. I have looked at lot of cables and they are all confusing to me because I don't know the connector type this is needed for the Pioneer CDrom. I admit that I am information overwhelmed , so its time to contact the order dept. at macgurus. Maybe its time to go cableless and drop the headaches, but I will do the test first. I am flexible.

    P.S. I am trying to get the demo to work, but no sound yet. Any suggestions?

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    Quicktime lib is a reference to a lib that is part of the Quicktime powerplug extension.

    Make sure none of your Quicktime stuff is disabled.

    If nothing is disabled, the easiest fix is probably dumping all the Quicktime extensions and Quicktime folder,
    then running the stand alone full installer.

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    Lee,

    Thanks for the input, I reinstalled the Quicktime and the Speedtools is working. Still no sound, but the other features are okay. I thought that I would not need any speakers or ccables with this software, but this is not so. Not sure what is wrong. I might have to get a cable afterall.

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    the digital audio needs Mac OS 8.6 or later.

    Did you disable the Apple cd extension when you installed Intech's?

    If you prefer hardware, the Gurus cable is universal. It will work. My co-worker has a nifty digital camera. I will emailer her to bring it in on Monday (she is on vacation this week) and I'll snaps a few pics for you on what connector works where. I have it installed in a 8500 with a Plextor cdrom.

    j

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    Magician,

    Is the cable that comes with the Plextor drives a MPC2 to MPC2 CDrom Cable?

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    Jorge,

    Thanks again!!! The pictures would be much appreciated. The connector that you have for your Plextor drive is just like the one in the Radio Schack link that you sent me? Since the 8500 case is like the 8100 case, can you explain how the connector fits on to the motherboard since it looks different from the Apple audio cable. I just have to find out what is the difference betwen a soundblaster and a MPC2 to MPC2 Cable since they look exactly alike. I look forward to the pictures. My email is Angela_@mac.com.

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    no idea about the nomenclature, Angela.

    they just work.


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    they are a pc like connector and the G4s are using them. Just plug the connector with the locking tab facing up on both the logic board and cdrom. Then forget about it.

    I should have the camera on Monday. so I will shoot you the pics. Also have a 8100 inhouse. I'll open the puppy and make sure it will work.

    j

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    Jorge,

    Thanks so much!!! I am so glad that you have an 8100 to test and I look forward to the pictures of the cable next week. My best friend died yesterday, so I probably will be away from the forum for a couple of days.

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    angela,

    my condolences.

    j

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    Jorge,

    Condolences accepted. I appreciate your sympathy.

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    angela,

    email me at jorge@macgurus.com so that I can email you the pic.

    j

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    Jorge,

    Again thanks for all your help in providing tech support and a picture so that I could get the appropriate audio cable. Anyone looking for an audio cable for a third party to mac cdrom audio connector can find it on the macgurus Plextor page. The actual cable is a standard 4 pin to 4 pin, 3 wire connector, approximately 18-20 inches long. The name of the cable is MPC to MPC CDrom cable.

    If you are curious about what it looks like see this link http://www.pccables.com/cgi-bin/orde...005&search=MPC Hopefully, this information will help someone.

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