Step 1: Tools N Stuff
Soldering iron + solder
CD-Rom Drive (CD Burner wont work, ideally a spare that has no intention of being used again)
push button to use as PLAY/SKIP switch
Step 2: Openning the Drive
before uncliping the faceplate, eject the drive and remove the case so you can see the bottom and front of the drive
on the front of the drive next to the eject button there shoud be a place where a play button would sit (very strange, I know . . .) on mine PLAY was written on the board, there may be more than one spot so play around until you find the right one
Step 3: Soldering
***TEST CONTACTS FIRST BEFORE SOLDERING***
I then connected a small reset button of a computer two the wires (see not so blurry pic #2). if your soldering skills are better than mine you may like to attach a similar button directly onto the board.
Step 4: Testing
Your Over sized Diskman is complete!!!
this CD drive has been a great addition to the shed. FYI the car stereo's CD drive IS busted.
Chris Kelly 2008