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CD-Rom drive repeat song? Answered

Can I make a CD-ROM drive repeat a cd over and over again? This is using https://www.instructables.com/id/CD-Player-from-a-Dead-Computer/?


Jack A Lopez

Best Answer 8 years ago

Sounds tricky.
As you know from reading this,
There may exist inputs on the circuit board which never got connected to buttons.  I don't if you'll believe me without the pictures, but on at least one occasion I found inputs for the skip forward, skip reverse, play, and stop buttons.  I'm not sure if you'll ever find an input for a "repeat button", but maybe if you could figure out a way to sense when the song stops, then have your external circuit signal/press the skip reverse button.  

Also there must be some way to communicate with the darned thing over its IDE interface.  I mean that's the way a computer would talk to it, but I have no idea how to pull that off.


8 years ago

I'll try what you said Jack A Lopez.

MC Television, I think you didn't really read the OP, this is a stand alone drive. Its not hooked up to a computer or anything.

MC Television

8 years ago

If you mean "How do I get a song (or series of songs) to auto-repeat?" then that is handled by your player program, not the CD drive. Many players have a clickable icon (button) for such purposes (usually two arrows chasing each others' tails).