Please, let’s let each other know if we find a ‘cleaner’ solution. This item may be a floor model or store return that has been used. 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. Can someone please advise me how to hook up this DVD writer with my new laptop I can’t do anything with now It clearly states that it plugs into the USB port. Yes you could do that but As such the real fix is to get the right number of ports or find someone near you that is electronically inclined.

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Dell PD01S External Caddy

I can let you know the result, if you want. I could implement your solution, but what do you mean by?

Advertisements or commercial links. Track this discussion and email me when there are updates. Don’t forget the three screws in the bottom of which one is obscured by a rubber thingy. My daughter now has a DVD drive for her laptop. I can’t do anything with now It clearly states that it plugs into the USB port.


Typical draw is what you see here. BTW, modep 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? Product Key Features De,l Format s.

Slim External USB 3. I use it in an old Latitude D which is quite small 12 inch screen and does not have an optical drive.

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. See details for description of any imperfections.

If this is the case, which of the two USBs is the second one? Please, let’s let each other know if we find a ‘cleaner’ solution. Thanks for helping me Bob.

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That was a lie. This enclosure with optical drive works with older Dell Latitude D series laptops. Slim Portable USB 2. Discussion topics include hardware component and upgrades, ultrabooksgaming laptops, Netbooksand laptops accessories and much more.

I can’t find any spech’s on it to tell. You did not understand the question so no reply is warranted.

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

Although power side seems to be working just fine, computer cannot find the optical drive. Is it really possible to make it work? I design electronics and what you propose carries with it a danger of frying parts.


Here is the pinout diagram again, bottom of this page: I am sure you all are expert in this field so please let us know what is the doable solution to this issue?

I not only own something similar to your devices but am an electronics designer. Use a meter to make sure and get polarity right since this is DC power. Even though they are not used, you cannot leave them dangling.

This item may be a dell model or store return that has been used. If so, What did I do wrong? The data flow cannot possibly go by both USBs, I believe. You can take apart a spare D-Bay and connect an old laptop power supply Proffitt Forum moderator October 31, 8: How do I know this?