Can I connect an internal DVD drive externally?
Fortunately, you can connect an optical drive to your notebook over USB. Just make your own by grabbing an old laptop and converting an internal laptop DVD to external drive.
What cables do you need for a DVD drive?
Your drive either uses a SATA power cable (left) or a Molex power cable (right). SATA power connectors are almost always black; Molex connectors are almost always white. Both of them only fit one way — the right way.
How do I connect my external DVD player?
DVD Player for Computer
- Connect the included USB or FireWire and power cables to the back of the external DVD player.
- Plug the other end of the power cable into a wall outlet.
- Connect the other end of the USB or FireWire cable to an unused USB or FireWire port on your computer.
How do I connect my external DVD drive to my TV?
How to Start Playing
- Connect DVD drive and your Android TV with USB cable provided in the package.
- Insert a DVD-Video disc into the DVD drive.
- Select and launch “True DVD for Android TV“ app on your Android TV home screen, to start DVD playback.
Do external DVD players work on smart tvs?
If your external DVD drive supports TV mode, then yes you can. All you have to do is to connect it to the TV and enable that mode, usually by ejecting the disc tray and holding down the eject button for a few seconds. For specific instructions, refer to the drive’s manual.
Can I connect an external DVD drive to my Android tablet?
Connection To Phone/Tablet When connecting a DVD drive to either a phone or a tablet, the first thing you have to know that this is only possible if the devices run on Android. The first thing you need is an external DVD drive that has a Y USB-A cable. Single USB cable will not work.
Is the Dell D series connector unique to the Dell?
From searching the web, all the descriptions I’ve seen use the phrase “connector unique to the dell D-Series”. The connector is Dell proprietary. I have a D400 with that external DVD drive. You won’t be able to use that DVD drive with a non-Dell system.
Can you use a Dell D400 with an external drive?
The connector is Dell proprietary. I have a D400 with that external DVD drive. You won’t be able to use that DVD drive with a non-Dell system. 03-15-2012 03:26 AM Sounds like the easiest fix is to bin the proprietary DVD writer and buy an external writer with standard USB connector.
Can a DVD writer be connected to a USB?
Sounds like the easiest fix is to bin the proprietary DVD writer and buy an external writer with standard USB connector. Otherwise you could open up the writer enclosure and see if the connection to the DVD drive is a standard laptop mini pata connector (which it looks like it is judging by the pictures in the link within the above post).
Do you need a SATA to USB adapter?
If you had a “regular” SATA to USB adapter, you could attach something like this to the optical drive in order to connect it to that adapter. However, you might need a powered SATA to USB adapter. Some SATA to USB adapters draw their only power from the USB connector, which is enough for laptop hard drives and SSDs, but not desktop drives.