I'm trying to make something out of an old DVD-ROM drive, a Toshiba SD-M1202, and I need the electrical schematics. I have tried most of the usual web sites to no avail. This is just a hobby project.
If you can point me in the right direction or provide me with the schematics it would be greatly appreciated.
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You may be out of luck As most toshiba drives are made by a differant division of toshiba then what the computers are and most of these drives come as a whole part and the computer divsion at Tosiba dosent even have the schematics for them as like I say they dont fix them they simply replace them as a part in whole. All differant drives will have the same pinout as the drives are interchangable. But before I spent alot of time experimenting I would make sure the drive works in a puter. Good Luck
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Hello Gary, hi, that error means failure of the burner software ROM (corrupted), you have to return the laptop back to the manufacturer for reprogramming, you can also get a surplus DVD drive. Or buy a USB external DVD drive, this is a better alternative.
Reads like your Drive is toast. Also it appears that yours is a older "IDE" drive and that makes it somewhat exotic due to it's age, connector and color (white as shown).
Have you considered a EXTERNAL USB DVD Burner? They are VERY reasonable and portable too! Yep... many choices under $15
BE CAREFUL here... some of these external drives need TWO USB ports to work... not nice.
There are also adapters available too converting SATA to IDE, but then you still need to buy the SATA drive... argggg,
try going to the device manager and enabling it there. Start, control panel, system,device manager, select hardware and then right click on the dvd rom drive, click properties and you will be able to enable it from there.
does the light come on on the drive ? have you tried straightening a paper clip an putting it in to the little hole to push the draw open this may make it work if its stuck or try right clicking the drive in explorer and choosing eject from there
solution for CD-rom problem: turn CW the second little potentiometer with a tiny screwdriver, just a little and try to read a CD, if it doesnt work then try turn the potentiometer again. the same solution for DVD-rom but with the first potentiometer.