Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12
Results 11 to 18 of 18

Thread: Troubleshooting slim dvd drive issue

  1. #11
    Maximum Bitrate nasa's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    PA
    Posts
    696
    Dan95five0,

    As I stated -- I moved on to firewire -- which has been MUCH more reliable. I had nothing but trouble trying to get usb external DVD drives to work. I would skip it and save the hassle....

  2. #12
    Newbie Nickman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Atlanta
    Posts
    26

    Need a slimdrive-to-firewire conversion similar to the USB one

    Unfortunately I have built my USB enclosure into my monitor bezzel.
    Does anyone know if there is a small firewire adapter kind of like the slimdrive-to-USB card in the cheap enclosure?

    Planning (0000000000) 100%
    Purchase (0000000000) 100%
    Fab/Install (000000000-) 95%

  3. #13
    Maximum Bitrate nasa's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    PA
    Posts
    696
    [Off topic]
    Wow,

    That looks really nice job....

    [back to topic]
    What enclosure did you use? The one from mp3car?

  4. #14
    Newbie Nickman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Atlanta
    Posts
    26
    [reply]
    Thanks. fabricated at home.

    [topic]
    I have the el cheapo from mp3car. I do regret it, but it is the only one that would fit where I needed. Eventually I am going to have to pull the whole thing apart and cut the "slim-drive to USB" out to replace it. Have you had any luck?
    Planning (0000000000) 100%
    Purchase (0000000000) 100%
    Fab/Install (000000000-) 95%

  5. #15
    Maximum Bitrate nasa's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    PA
    Posts
    696
    No,

    No luck with that one... I am using this one now:

    http://www.meritline.com/usb-firewir...vd-cd-r-w.html

    Good luck.

  6. #16
    Newbie Nickman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Atlanta
    Posts
    26
    Can you tell if there is anyway to pull that baby apart so that I can use the conversion hardware? I would like to avoid cutting the whole bezzel to pieces again.

    EDIT: I checked out that link again. It says it comes with a power cable. Is that powered via USB to standard DC, or can I power with firewire.
    Planning (0000000000) 100%
    Purchase (0000000000) 100%
    Fab/Install (000000000-) 95%

  7. #17
    Maximum Bitrate nasa's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    PA
    Posts
    696
    Nickman,

    I power my dvd drive just by the firewire port (no external power). The enclosure has limited ability to be pulled apart. Since it's in my center console, I don't have access to it right now to tell you how much.

  8. #18
    Newbie Nickman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Atlanta
    Posts
    26
    Thanks nasa!
    Planning (0000000000) 100%
    Purchase (0000000000) 100%
    Fab/Install (000000000-) 95%

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 12

Similar Threads

  1. I think I blew my slim dvd drive, can i bring it back?
    By Ryan711 in forum Input Devices
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 08-27-2007, 07:23 PM
  2. Slim dvd drive problems. JAE 50pin to IDE at fault?
    By 2k1Toaster in forum General Hardware Discussion
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 08-16-2007, 04:06 PM
  3. Mounting a slim DVD drive &USB socket
    By mindracing in forum General Hardware Discussion
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 08-18-2005, 01:28 PM
  4. slim dvd and 2.5" hard drive cables
    By warnockm in forum General Hardware Discussion
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 01-03-2005, 05:08 PM
  5. Extending USB 10' + for slim DVD drive.
    By ppgt94 in forum General Hardware Discussion
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 08-08-2004, 12:14 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •