HP 8200e external CD writer

  Memoryman 15:02 19 Jun 2003

I've been given one of these drives, unfortunately minus the power supply! On the back there is a 3-pin power connector, with the three pins arranged in a triangle, and an internet search reveals that it uses a +5 volt rail, a +12 volt rail and return - hence 3 pins. Anybody got one of these drives and knows which volts go onto which pin? Or better still has somebody got one of these power supplies in the attic??! Thanks for your help.

  Bodi 15:18 19 Jun 2003

Instead of using it as an external drive, and hoping to get a power supply, why not remove it from the casing and use it as an internal drive? I did that with an external SCSI drive without any problems. Just made a note of all wiring before I dismantled it and was able to restore it as an external writer when I sold it. It DID work as both external and internal, by the way, even afterwards. lol.


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