So, what I did was to cut the cable of the external DVD drive in half – that left me wires long enough to separate, strip back, ‘ring-out’ to correlate wire color to pinout , shrink-sleeve, and solder to. It has a power limit of mA so this is why you see those cables with a 2 to 1 feature. The DVD drive I bought came in a box which has a single cable out which ends on a? Proffitt Forum moderator November 25, Let’s face it, not many own a solder iron, less will use it even if they owned it.

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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. That was a lie. I first tried to supply the secondary side of the switching powersupply with 5V, but this shorts bah I tried it with a current limited powersupply and I turned it up to 1.

This was helpful 3.

I can’t do anything with now It clearly states that it plugs into the USB port. It looks like a USB Male with another connector the power supply mounted to it. Hmm, maybe I should have added that you simply wire up a USB plug plus wire to the brown-white-green-yellow wires red-brown, gree-green, white-white and black-yellow, but if you hadn’t figured this out, maybe this isn’t the job for you Is it really possible to make it work?


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Proffitt Forum moderator November 25, Proffitt Forum moderator December 3, 5: Many thanks again Steve. I have been dp01s for the same kind of adapter or connector for some time. Even though they are not used, you cannot leave them dangling.

Product Key Features Readable Format s. The data flow pf01s possibly go by both USBs, I believe. And oh, I’m not taking responsibility for any damages Regards, Sergiusz. If one of the two connectors is there only to provide 5 V at mA max, then why an external power supply would not do what this connector brings in? Currently, I do not see another way around, but be careful in your work!

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It seems that the? Don’t forget the three screws in the bottom of which one is obscured by a rubber thingy.

Track this discussion and email me when there are updates. My understanding x 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 I will not endorse your solution. BTW, if you know what is in that lower connector and is willing to tell me I would greatly appreciate.


Pretty it up dd soldering and tie a knot in the ac power cable. 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?

I do x you don’t want to fix it in the normal ways. You can take apart a spare D-Bay and connect an old laptop power supply Your positive instructions lead the way and worked a treat.

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I not only own something similar to your devices but am an electronics designer. See details for description of any imperfections. Proffitt Forum moderator December 1, Flaming or offending other users Illegal activities: I have not tried this myself yet, but will give it a ‘look-see’ regarding the ‘doability’ tonight.

I can’t find any spech’s bbay it to tell. It wouldn’t work because the one port will only deliver mA.

Can someone please advise me how to hook up this DVD writer with my new laptop