Four small holes in the sides, slide a paperclip-pin or a tiny screwdriver through there to open the housing up. Proffitt Forum moderator December 1, Thank you for helping us maintain CNET’s great community. Use a meter to make sure and get polarity right since this is DC power. I am sure you all are expert in this field so please let us know what is the doable solution to this issue? I can’t do anything with now. I can and will not guarantee that it will work in your case, nor do I accept any responsibility if you hurt yourself while doing so.

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Track this discussion and email me when there are updates. 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. Hi Bob, Thanks for answering. A work at all due to the 12V instead of If so, What did I do wrong?

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Flaming or offending other users Illegal activities: Sorry, I understand your issue just fine. Show More Show Less. Can someone please advise me how to hook up this DVD writer with my new laptop It looks like a USB Male with another connector the power supply mounted to it.


Thanks but what is the final verdict.

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Let’s face it, not many own a solder iron, less will use it even if they owned it. With the peakhold function of my multimeter, I got a little more between 0.

Proffitt Forum moderator October 31, 8: I replied to my own thread making this a little clearer as I haven’t found out how to edit my own posts. The lowest-priced item that has been used or worn previously.

You can check some pics of my hack below: It draws less than 0.

Slim Portable USB 2. This was helpful 3.

Hi, I had exactly the same issue. The issue is simple. The remaining 5 wires are, strangely enough, not px01s for the operation of the PD01S Do I understand well that all that double connector does is a duplicate USB connection, the second one of which is there only to provide another mA at 5V?


Pretty it up by soldering and tie a knot in the ac power cable. The DVD drive I bought came in a box which has a single cable out which ends on a? I checked this discussion and all I read was “new laptop. Hope I am able to explain my problem well enough to seek your pd01z. You did not understand the question so no reply is warranted. Slim External USB 3. If this is the case, which of the two USBs is the second one?

This way they can get 1. But I do not have to do as I thought bwy doing it when I discovered that it may be that the connector is split for power reasons. Ratings and Reviews Write a review.

Hello Sergio, I have the same dilemma as you and came here looking for help.