Here is the pinout diagram again, bottom of this page: The issue is simple. Ratings and Reviews Write a review. If you want to supply power, get the USB case for the drive that allows or comes with said power supply. The smaller, narrower connector? Your positive instructions lead the way and worked a treat. 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.

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Proffitt Forum moderator November 15, This item worked great. You can take apart a spare D-Bay and connect an old laptop power supply BTW, did you notice that the optical drive slides out of the “Bay” by depressing then pulling on the ‘T-handle’ on the lower right front of the drive?

Dell Computer Drive Bay Caddies for 3. The DVD drive I bought came in a box which has a single cable out which ends on a? See details for description of any imperfections. It seems that the? Then you can use your drive via usb on any pc.


You can check some pics of my hack below: Back to Laptops forum 32 total posts Page 1 of 2 01 02 Next. With the peakhold function of my pd0s1, I got a little more between 0.

My daughter now has a DVD drive for her laptop. Let’s face it, not many own a solder iron, less will use it even if they owned it. I can let you know the result, if you want.

The remaining 5 wires are, strangely enough, not needed for the operation of the PD01S Can someone please advise me how to hook up this DVD writer with my new laptop Thanks Guys for all your insights into this issue but pls advise where do c go from here?

Yes you could do that but Product Key Features Readable Format s. Sergio, Please go to the very bottom of the page at: If this is the case, which of the two USBs is the second one?

USB Connector issue

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. I figured out that it is enough to connect those wires together smbdat, smbclk and modpres. You may also like. Great Value This item worked great.


The lowest-priced item that has been used or worn previously. You are reporting the following post: This way they can get 1. 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 If so, What did I do wrong?

Dell D-Bay to USB

Sexually explicit or offensive language Spam: If it’s the power issue noted above. NT Hi the voltage on that p. Please try again now or at a later time.