It looks like a USB Male with another connector the power supply mounted to it. NT Hi the voltage on that p. It wouldn’t work because the one port will only deliver mA. Let’s face it, not many own a solder iron, less will use it even if they owned it. I figured that out after posting Proffitt Forum moderator October 31, 8:

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This was helpful 2. Proffitt Forum moderator December 3, 5: As for the difference dbbay supply voltage: Don’t forget the three screws in the bottom of which one is obscured by a rubber thingy.

I figured that out after posting Proffitt Forum moderator October 31, 8: 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? Here is the pinout diagram again, bottom of this page: Track this discussion and email me when there are updates.

If you’re asking for technical help, please be dfll to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. BTW, if you know what is in that lower connector and is willing to tell me I would greatly appreciate.


I can’t do anything with now. The DVD is itself easily detachable from the box just pulling a lever then pulling the unit ddell. Even though they are not used, you cannot leave them dangling.

This item worked great. Your positive instructions lead the way and worked a treat.

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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 pinoutshrink-sleeve, and solder to. I not only own something similar to your devices but am an electronics designer.

Please, let’s let each other know if we find dgay ‘cleaner’ solution. Although power side seems to be working just fine, computer cannot find the optical drive.

Dell D/bay Pd01s External Cd-rw/dvd ROM Drive

My understanding is that this is a proprietary Dell connector for Dell external devices used only in dfll few Dell laptops and their docking stations which did not have an internal optical drive I do realize you don’t want to fix it in the normal ways. Dell Computer Drive Bay Caddies for 3.


How do I know this? Now my past laptop Dell Latitude which had that type of dual USB port to connect this external dvd writer is no more there and the new laptop does not have that dual power usb port dbag connect dvd writer. Let me be real blunt.

Product Key Features Readable Format s. If it’s the power issue noted above. You can check some pics of my hack below: Proffitt Forum moderator November 24, 9: Okay, so here is what I did last night: The lowest-priced item that has been used or worn previously. Dell External Hard Eell Drive.

Proffitt Forum moderator November 15, Thanks Guys for all your insights into this issue but pls advise where do we go from here?