A work at all due to the 12V instead of If it is this case, then I could connect a standard 5V power supply, capable of supplying mA to the second connector and the external DVD would work on any USB device? Proffitt Forum moderator November 24, 9: Four small holes in the sides, slide a paperclip-pin or a tiny screwdriver through there to open the housing up. The DVD drive I bought came in a box which has a single cable out which ends on a? CNET’s Forum on laptops is the best source for finding help, troubleshooting, and getting buying advice from a community of experts.

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It looks like a USB Male with another connector the power supply mounted to it.

My understanding is that this is a proprietary Dell connector for Dell external devices used only in a few Dell laptops and their docking stations which did not have an internal optical drive Please try again now or at a later time. I am sure you all are expert in this field so please let us know what is the doable solution to this issue? It is a USB device pd01w has additional port as power source also. Sexually explicit or offensive language Spam: Here is the pinout diagram again, bottom of this page: If it’s the power issue noted above.


The DVD is itself easily detachable from the box just pulling a lever then pulling the unit out.

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Unfortunately I did not understand your answer. I can let you know the result, if you want. Use a meter to make sure and get polarity right since this is DC power. This was helpful 1. As such the real fix is de,l get the right number of ports or find someone near you that is electronically inclined.

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Possible, but labor intensive, solution if u have the parts. Proffitt Forum moderator December 1, Although ‘Bob’ didn’t respond in the friendliest of ways, I see his point – this scenario does not look like the place for ‘cannibalization’ unless you really get desperate. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums–revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended. You are reporting the following post: I could implement your solution, but what do you mean by?

Let’s say you wired your 2 heads into 1.

This way they can get 1. I measured the connector with 9 pins inside the housing: Any second year electronics student could whip up another solution.


Can someone please advise me how to hook up this DVD writer with my new laptop Thanks for helping me Bob. The DVD drive I bought came in a box which has a single cable out which ends on a?

USB Connector issue

Your positive instructions lead the way and worked a treat. Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. This was helpful 0.

Promote cracked software, or other illegal content Offensive: Currently, I do not see another way around, but be careful in your work! If you want to supply power, get the USB case for the drive that allows or comes with said power supply.

Now my past laptop Dell Latitude which had that type of dual USB port to connect this external dvd writer is no more there and the new eell does not have that dual power usb port to connect dvd writer. Thanks but what is the final verdict. Yes you could do that but