• Status: Solved
  • Priority: Medium
  • Security: Public
  • Views: 171
  • Last Modified:

Adding rewriteable CD rom to 133 Aptiva-Which and How ?

Amateur wants to add a rewritable CD rom (burner ?) to a IBM Aptiva C33; 133MHz Mwave media processor; 1.6GB hard disk;16 MB memory;6 bays, 7 expansion slots (1 shared PCI/ISA & 1 PCI); 8x Speed IDE CD_ROM drive windows 95. Model 2176c33 serial #23DWH16.Which CD rom is best? Where does it go? Front of tower is solid- How do you acess drive? Computer and daughter are away at college. She wishes to copy and download music CD's. Father wishes to purchase it as Christmas present. Best and CompUSA no help nor is IBM website.
0
poordouglas
Asked:
poordouglas
  • 2
  • 2
1 Solution
 
OttaCommented:
> Front of tower is solid?

See:
http://www.pc.ibm.com/qtechinfo/GCOR-38ZKCQ.html
for an "exterior" diagram of the system unit, featuring "Bezel and Pull-Down Door" assembly.

See:
http://www.pc.ibm.com/qtechinfo/GCOR-38ZKB6.html
for an "interior" diagram,
and note the "42H0345/5.25-in. Bay Blank Panel", which is the proper width for most CD-devices.

P.S. Father may wish to switch her Major to "pre-law", so that daughter learns about "Copyright Law" and "Criminal Law", and avoids time in prison for violating anti-copying laws.

> IBM web-site no help.

http://www.pc.ibm.com/qtechinfo/DETR-44QJ7V.html
http://www.pc.ibm.com/qtechinfo/BMOE-3Q8J57.html
http://www.pc.ibm.com/qtechinfo/MNOK-425LJ2.html
http://www.pc.ibm.com/qtechinfo/GCOR-38ZJSS.html
0
 
poordouglasAuthor Commented:
Please note that www.ibm.com/support under product specifications page 5 states that unused 5.25" bay is NOT ACCESSIBLE. Repeat- front of tower is solid-How do you acess drive ?
0
 
poordouglasAuthor Commented:
Please note at www.pc.ibm.com/support 2176C33 Product Specifications page 5 unused 5.25" bay NOT ACCESSIBLE. Repeat- Front of tower is solid. How do you access drive ?
0
 
OttaCommented:
Take a look at the picture in:
http://www.pc.ibm.com/qtechinfo/MNOK-42RRXW.html

Above (and below)  the 5.25" diskette-drive, there is a 5.25" 'filler' panel, and there's a 'drive-bay' above (and below) the 5.25" diskette-drive.

Also, look at the picture in:
http://www.pc.ibm.com/qtechinfo/MNOK-42RK55.html
which shows FRU's (IBMese: Field Replaceable Unit) in any of the 5.25" bays 'B' or 'C'.

Also, look at the pictures in:
http://www.pc.ibm.com/qtechinfo/MNOK-42RK4A.html
which show 3.5" drives in bays '1' or '4'.

0

Featured Post

Evaluating UTMs? Here's what you need to know!

Evaluating a UTM appliance and vendor can prove to be an overwhelming exercise.  How can you make sure that you're getting the security that your organization needs without breaking the bank? Check out our UTM Buyer's Guide for more information on what you should be looking for!

  • 2
  • 2
Tackle projects and never again get stuck behind a technical roadblock.
Join Now