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Dell USB Connector For D/Bay External Media Bay

Posted on 2009-05-08
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I have a Dell D/Bay Model # PD01S with a DVD.  The USB connector at the end of the cord has a power connector that is above the USB connection.  So it is a typical USB plug with a power connection incorporated into it so it will not fit into a USB port.  Is there an adapter I can buy so I can use this on any machine.
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Hello,
The connector that is on your D/Bay is called a Dell D/Bay Connector it looks like the picture on the bottom of this webpage: http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/latd400/smen/pinouts.htm.

Unfortunately there is no commercial alternative to convert this connector to all USB.

That being said, I did find an article that explains how to modify the cable on the Dell D/Bay device to work using two USB Connectors. It does however require some electronics knowledge and you must know how to use a soldering iron.
Check out this post. The directions are on the second page.
http://forums.cnet.com/5208-7587_102-0.html?threadID=272052&start=15&tag=forum-w;forums06

If you have questions, feel free to ask.

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