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SpaceFans
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 19, 2006 3:37 pm     Post subject: 486 Computer Question? Reply with quote

I have a 486 computer and My Cd-rom and Floppy drive is not working where can I get a 486 Cd-rom and 486 Floppy drive?
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2006 3:36 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

Had thou:

1. damaged 'em?
2. checked cables?
3. set up at BIOS?
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 21, 2006 2:42 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

I try them but I get get new Cd-rom and Floppy drive for Them anyways.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 23, 2006 10:22 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

You can buy a new DVD/CD burner and floppy drive, just don't try to burn anything, and it can act like an old-fashioned CD-ROM drive.

That's the beauty of IDE, plenty of backwards/forwards compatibility. And the basic design of 3.5" floppy drives have never changed since the late 80s.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 24, 2006 3:19 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

erm... why would he buy a DVD-RAM if he's not going to
a) burn anything
b) use it to read DVDs?
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 24, 2006 8:38 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

Because a DVD burner can read CDs, and since CD-ROM/CD burners are going obsolete (given that DVD burners have 4 purposes, burn DVD, burn CD, read DVD, read CD)

He doesn't need to burn anything or read DVDs. I just reckoned that DVD burners are "in style", since that's what most people would want/need, it's all about the economy.

Of course, if you can still find a normal CD drive get that instead.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 24, 2006 8:50 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

I still don't see the point in being in style with a brand new DVD burner installed on a 486er... It's just a waste of money, nobody's gonna go to his house and say
"Oooh! Look at this crappy 486er... it doesn't even have a DVD-RAM" Sarcastic
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 24, 2006 9:46 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

The thing is, since CD-ROM/CDburner/DVD-ROM only drives are old, they are harder to buy.

Give it a few years and DVD burners might be the only thing you can buy in stores.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 24, 2006 9:56 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

...Confuzzled... Right!...Confuzzled...

But until then there's no point in spending more money on something that you won't fully use.

So Spacefans, go ahead and buy yourself a new CD-ROM
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 24, 2006 12:21 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

CD-ROM Drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16827134011
Floppy Drive: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16821152001

About $20 total.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 27, 2006 7:12 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2007 1:25 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

No Problem, i love helping people out
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2007 7:05 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

Confuzzled How does that work since it was your first post in the thread?
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