Then I stumbled upon this: Hello Sergio, I have the same dilemma as you and came here looking for help. I have been looking for the same kind of adapter or connector for some time. Pretty it up by soldering and tie a knot in the ac power cable. Hi, i am jayanth, even i have dvd pd01s and same problem have you got any solution for this Proffitt Forum moderator November 15, As for the difference in supply voltage:

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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 a current limited powersupply and I turned it up to 1.

But I do not have to do as I thought in doing it when I discovered that it may be that the connector is split for power reasons. Any second year electronics student could whip up another solution. This item doesn’t belong on this page. Triple-check your pinouts, continuity, solder joints, do shrink pd01d to keep wires from touching, etc, etc, so that you don’t FRY pv01s expensive laptop!


Possible, but labor intensive, solution if u have the parts. How do I know this? Slim External USB 3.

DELL D/Bay External Media Bay Module CDRW/DVD PD01S

I design electronics and what you propose carries with it a danger of frying parts. Proffitt Forum moderator November 26, 4: Then you plug your power in and use a usb extension cable to plug into the other half of the pd0s1 connector hanging off the drive bay. This was helpful 1. I replied to my own thread e this a little clearer as I haven’t found out how to edit my own posts.

Let’s say you wired your 2 heads ba 1. Thanks again Bob Sergio. This is a single 1 port that has dual capabilities. My daughter now has a DVD drive for her laptop. Many thanks again Steve.

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Sorry, I understand your issue just fine. You did not understand the question so no reply is warranted.

This was helpful 2. Thanks but what is the final verdict.

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Advertisements or commercial links. 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: Sorry, dd was a problem flagging this post. Pretty it up by soldering and tie a knot in the ac power cable. Hope I am able to explain my problem well enough to seek your help. Please, let’s let each other know if we find a ‘cleaner’ solution.

Thanks for helping me Bob. Flaming or offending other users Illegal activities: If you were my neighbor and didn’t piss me off I would make the item for you. The DVD is itself easily detachable from the box just pulling a lever then pulling the unit out. The issue is simple. I have been looking for the same kind of adapter or connector for some time.

You can check some pics of my hack below:

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