If it’s the power issue noted above. I have not tried this myself yet, but will give it a ‘look-see’ regarding the ‘doability’ tonight. Flaming or offending other users Illegal activities: As for my electronics skills, I can put together a power supply and cut wires to reroute whatever is needed to another connector, soldering, etc. Back to Laptops forum 32 total posts Page 1 of 2 01 02 Next. Here is the pinout diagram again, bottom of this page:

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Can someone please advise me how to hook up this DVD writer with my new laptop Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post.

Currently, I do not see another mode around, but be careful in your work! Sexually explicit or offensive language Spam: If it’s the power issue noted above. Proffitt Forum moderator December 3, 5: If so, What did I do wrong?

Sorry, I understand your issue just fine. It has a power limit of mA so this is why you see those cables with a 2 to 1 feature.

USB Connector issue

I can let you know the result, if you want. The DVD drive I bought came in a box which has a single cable out modl ends on a? I could see cutting or snipping the plug in half to seperate the USB from the power if thats what it is to plug up the USB connector.


Do I understand well that od01s that double connector does is a duplicate USB connection, the second one of which is there only to provide another mA at 5V?

I do realize you don’t want to fix it in the normal ways. With the peakhold function of my multimeter, I got a little more between 0. The issue is simple. Triple-check your pinouts, continuity, solder joints, do shrink wrap to keep wires from touching, etc, etc, so that you don’t FRY your expensive laptop!

Typical draw is what you see here.

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Okay, so here is what I did last night: This was helpful 0. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums–revealing personal rell such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

Is it really possible to make it work? If you’re asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. When you’ve opened it up, you’ll see this http: The remaining 5 wires are, strangely enough, not needed for the operation of the PD01S Possible, but labor intensive, solution if u have the parts.


The powerplug near the switching power supply needs the external voltage: Don’t forget the three screws in the bottom of which one is obscured by a rubber thingy. Hope I am able to explain my problem well enough to seek your help.

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If you were my neighbor and didn’t piss me off I would make the item for you. Use a meter to make sure and get polarity right since this is DC power.

Then you plug your power in and use a usb extension cable to plug into the other half of the dport connector hanging off the drive bay.

The incoming voltage will not be that important in most designs within limits Let’s face it, not many own a solder iron, less will use it even if they owned it. This is a single 1 port that has dual capabilities. Make sure it sell with cords for power and usb. I can’t find any spech’s on it to tell.