[nSLUG] hp external dvd burner
budman85 at eastlink.ca
Thu Dec 25 14:59:01 AST 2008
rejean chamberland wrote:
> Thanks Rich for all your research. I'll look into it but as you or
> someone else will probably get an internal drive instead ( maybe a
> dual layer ). What about using another adapter. I have a good half a
> dozen of them hanging around?
> And happy holyday season to you too.
Using a universal or another adapter may be a little difficult unless
you can match the specs identically.
12V/ 2.5A/ 30W and the correct connector size and polarity (if the tip
is positive or negative).
Using the wrong one could fry the unit. :) The smell of circuits
smoking on a cold day.. hehe
Funny how the smell of popped capacitors can stick with you all these
years. Its a very unique smell. :)
I'm not sure how handy you are with a soldering iron and such, there
are a few options you can try.
Disassemble the adapter, and desolder the proprietary power adapter
(the 3 prong plug).
Then pickup an AC D-shaped power connector from an old power supply or
from an electronic store (think there is one in Burnside).
Then you can just use a standard 3-prong computer AC plug.
Or hard wire the plug to the adapter, removing the connector, and
soldering the correct wires from the cord.
But for all that work, $10 for a cord may not be worth it. I'd call
some HP vendors around the area, they may even sell
replacements for about the same price.
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