Laptop Lightscribe in External Enclosure?
Hi molybtek !
You might have some problems. If it is a Laptop or Notebook PC like I think it is. Laptop and Notebook PCs generally use thin cables and different connectors than Desktop systems. Also, they don't have a separate motherboard, so fixing it will definitely require replacing almost the whole system.
Mounting is also different. The case may fit it, but I think the stuff above will be difficult to remedy.
Hello again molybtek !
Having the connector you describe and that the physical mounting should work is half the battle.
I don't know what you'll need to do the conversion to USB, but one of the two LS Drives I have is built-in to my printer and I have to use the USB Cable to get to it.
You need to identify the drive interface and find what will convert that to USB.
There are a few LightScribe slim drives in cases on the market so your idea should work okay.
Just be aware that there are different chip sets in each model of case and some might be incompatible with all of the functions of a LightScribe drive. There are many reports of I/O Magic external cases having issues and not working at all in some.
Make sure you can return the case if you find that it doesn't not work with your drive and computer, keep all your receipts.
I haven't done this myself, so I can't make any hardware recommendations.