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    dvd player not working, help plz.

    i have a slot load dvd rom hooked up to my car pc through a usb to ide converter. i extended the 12v and ground wires so they will reach also. i tested the rom in my house and it works fine, when i take it to my car the computer recognizes its there but it doesnt work. I have 12v and ground hooked up to the back of the drive. i was told i dont need all 4 wires hooked up 12v, g, g, 5v. does anyone know why it isnt working? thanks

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    Surely you need 5v too?
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    thats what i was wondering. like i said before, i was told i only needed 12v and ground.

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    someone has to know...

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    What DVD player? If it's one of those slimline ones, it only needs 5v.

    Do you have the SR-8185 or 8186 model by chance? If so, it needs 5v not 12v. Also I have some advice on how to get it to work if that's the one you have, pm me.

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    its a full size dvd rom

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    oh, I dunno then.. it probably is 12v..

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    If it's full size, it probably needs both.
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    ok, i just took apart the computer and got the 12v line to the dvd rom and it works now. kinda, ill post my problem in a new topic so ppl will see it

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    i know 99% of drives use 5v for thare controler chip. so you most likely need 5v

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