Slim Portable USB 2. I figured out that it is enough to connect those wires together smbdat, smbclk and modpres. See all 8 pre-owned listings. This was helpful 0. Thanks but what is the final verdict. If you want to supply power, get the USB case for the drive that allows or comes with said power supply.

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The remaining 5 wires are, strangely enough, not needed for the operation of the PD01S How do I know this? Sexually explicit or offensive language Spam: Even though they are not used, you cannot leave them dangling. I replied to my own thread making this a little clearer as I haven’t found out how to edit my own posts.

Modifying Dell PD01S USB DVD: Modifying Dell PD01S USB DVD to work as a normal USB DVD Rom

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?

This was helpful 3. I could see cutting or snipping the plug in half to seperate the USB from the power if thats what it is to plug up the USB connector.


Here’s how to do it 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 moxel on any USB device? Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums–revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

This way they can get 1. 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. Promote cracked software, or other illegal content Offensive: Ratings and Reviews Write a review.

Make sure it comes with cords for power and usb. 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. Hi Bob, Thanks for answering. And oh, I’m not taking px01s for any damages Regards, Sergiusz.

Pretty it up by soldering and tie a knot in the ac power cable. Dell Computer Drive Bay Caddies for 3. Let me be real blunt. Then you plug your power in and use a usb extension cable to plug into the other half of the dport connector hanging off the drive bay. This item worked great.


The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear, but is fully operational and functions as intended. My daughter now has a DVD drive for her laptop.

Dell CD Burner Model No. Pd01s

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. You did not understand the question so no reply is warranted. You can check some pics of my hack below: Pd01e can let you know the result, if you want.

It doesn’t fit with into the USB port. Thanks for your post R-P.

Proffitt Forum moderator December 1, If you want to supply power, get the USB case for the drive that allows or comes with said power supply.