[nSLUG] hp external dvd burner

Daniel Morrison draker at gmail.com
Tue Dec 23 20:26:24 AST 2008

Don't know about you, but to my eye the manual shows NOT a standard
computer power cord, but rather a common cord used in battery
chargers, radios, VCRs, DVD players, and at least the Playstation 1,
if not also other game consoles. Check your small appliances, you
might find several to test with.  They commonly have either one or two
notches, seemingly designed to create unnecessary incompatibility!

If you need a replacement, check your local thrift/second hand store,
they'll probably be some for a fraction of the new cost at a place
like Staples, plus you're recycling!


2008/12/23 Rich <budman85 at eastlink.ca>:
> rejean chamberland wrote:
> Hi everyone!
> Someone gave me a hp dvd writer dvd630e ( external  drive ) several months
> ago. I told her that I didn't have time then but that I would eventually see
> if I could make it work.
> I didn't noticed it at the time but it came with the usb cable and the AC
> adaptor that connect into the drive but the chord going from the wall to the
> adaptor is missing.
> The drivers are missing but I can get them online unless I don't need them
> running Linux. . Since the dvd drive looks in such a good shape it would be
> sad not to be able to use it.
> Could someone tell me how I should go about trying to get the missing chord?
> It has 2 male ends and the one connecting to the adaptor as 3 prongs (?) in
> the kind of a heart shape. I could send a picture if someone need it.
> Thanks in advance and have a nice holiday season everyone.
> Rejean
> Hi
> The manual shows a hi-speed USB 2.0 wire ($20) and a standard 3 prong
> computer 6 ft power cord ($6-10).
> Staples or any small computer store should carry them.
> http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/manualCategory?lc=en&dlc=en&cc=emea_africa&lang=en&product=432775
> Rich

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