Re: [pc110] Has anybody tried the IBM Microdrive on the PC110

Oscar M. Siguenza (osiguenz nospam at
Wed, 11 Aug 1999 09:04:15 -0700

Linux New Bee wrote:
> > In any case I got it to fit in one on the PCMCIA slots after I
> > modified a CFlash to PCMCIA adapter. A normal adapter only accomodates
> > a Type I thick card.
> I was looking at the 110 and thinking that perhaps enlarging the CF slot
> hole might be possible. I might give it a try as soon as I have some time
> .... and get my hands on a "spare" 110.


I did look at enlarging the CF slot. After taking off the covers
and about 15 really small screws ... I looked into the compartment
and decided that there was not enough room in the CF slot to
make it worth it. If you pick inside the slot you will see that
removing the hinge cover of it will make the drive almost fit
through the opening, but (and there is a but) it looks like close
to the back where the pins for the slot are there is some plastic
fitting with what looks like a PCB real close to the slot so I think
that it cannot be done without a serious chance to damage the slot.

Good luck and let us know if you can do it.

Oscar S.

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