Eee PC and DVD

The Eee PC does not have an optical disk drive… is fixable!

Even before I got the Eee PC I had read through the forums and learned that you could restore it if you totally mucked it up with the included disk. Ummm, yeah, but the Eee PC does not have an optical disk drive, right?

I had found this Universal Drive Adapter while ordering something else and figured for the price I’d grab one. Once I got it I pulled the DVD drive from my dead G4 hooked it all up, and it worked. I stuck in a DVD with a photo slide show and managed to browse the files and view the images. Success!

Obviously this is not exactly a good portable solution, but if I ever do need a DVD drive connected, it’s nice to know I can do it. (Yeah, I know you can buy an external USB DVD drive, but I was more interested in a cheap solution using what I already had.)