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First post, by DAVE86

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Hi everyone!

I got this old Optics Storage brand 8000 AT drive. Seems to be Sony interface, but pluging it in a 486 with a Sony CD card or Aztec sound card it doesn't seem to work. Tried standard IDE too.

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Inside it's a Philips loading system with a Sony pickup. Has an OAK chip going out that 34-40 pin interface. Tray opens and closes fine, disk spins up but that's all it does. Could it be another proprietary interface?

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Reply 6 of 8, by jtchip

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DAVE86 wrote on 2021-02-09, 10:33:

I'll give it a try on Linux.

It would have to be an old Linux distribution though. Debian, for instance, removed the proprietary CD-ROM drivers from version 5 (lenny), released in 2009.

Reply 8 of 8, by weedeewee

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One google on the name delivers this...

https://cateee.net/lkddb/web-lkddb/OPTCD.html

modules built: optcd

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This is the driver for the 'DOLPHIN' drive with a 34-pin Sony compatible interface