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. 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 Track this discussion and email me when there are updates. It draws less than 0. Please, let’s let each other know if we find a ‘cleaner’ solution.

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USB Connector issue

I use it in an old Latitude D which is quite small 12 inch screen and does not have an optical drive. The smaller, narrower connector?

Any second year electronics student could whip up another solution. I could implement your solution, but what pd001s you mean by? Thanks again Bob Sergio. Sorry, I understand your issue just fine.

Although power side seems to be working just fine, computer cannot find the optical drive. It doesn’t fit with into the USB port.

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That was a lie. Just buy a cheap caddy that will fit. Possible, but labor intensive, solution if u have the parts. It clearly states that it plugs into the USB port.

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I am sure you all are expert in this field so please let us know what is the doable solution to this issue? This one tip will help you sleep better tonight A few seconds are all you need to get a better night’s rest. Thanks but what is the final verdict. I do realize you don’t want to fix it in the normal ways.

This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. 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 This item may be v floor model or store return that has been used.

Since this laptop has only one USB port Make sure it comes with cords for power and usb.

The DVD is itself easily detachable from the box just pulling a lever then pulling the unit out. Advertisements or commercial links. Pdd01s External Hard Disk Drive. Proffitt Forum moderator November 26, 4: I have not tried this myself yet, but will give it a ‘look-see’ regarding the ‘doability’ tonight.

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I first tried to supply the secondary side of the switching powersupply with 5V, but this shorts out I tried it with pdd01s current limited powersupply and I turned it up to 1. You may also like.

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Can someone please advise me how to hook up this DVD writer with my new laptop Currently, I do not see another way around, but be careful in your work! Many thanks again Steve.

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Although ‘Bob’ didn’t bsy in the friendliest of ways, I see his point – this scenario does not look like the place for ‘cannibalization’ unless you really get desperate. 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.

I can let you know the result, if you want. BTW, if you know what is in that lower connector and is willing to tell me I would greatly appreciate. I do not expect you to find it on some shelf for you to plug in. Dell Computer Drive Bay Caddies for 3.