What is this connector type called?

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  1. CorruptJon
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  2. Splych

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    What the... What is that?!

    I thought it was S-Video.But there is one random hole... Have you tried searching the brand on google, then going to their site? I bought a refurbished Dell Precision 370, and it came with some random video card since it had no VGA Port.

    At first I thought it was a DVI port, but then it had a few extra squares... And then realizing it wasn't I ended up buying a new video card. I then trashed it. I had no use for it. If I can find it again, I will show you a picture of it.
     
  3. UltraMagnus

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    its a 5 pin Mini-DIN connector

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mini-DIN

    they are just used as a generic connector. anywhere like farnell, newark, maplin or ratshack should carry them

    edit: by "them" i mean the connector, it is unlikely you will find a psu with the right power output and connector.
     
  4. mthrnite

    mthrnite So it goes.

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    If you're lucky there'll be a sticker on the bottom of the drive that gives you the voltage, amperage, and polarity & power type schematic.

    Anytime I'm faced with this problem, I just hit as many thrift shops as I can and ask for the electronics guy (I used to be one) and show him what I need. He/she may be able to match something up for you, I used to always have a large box of random power supplies on hand. If you give him a few bucks he may even hack a connector up for you.

    The voltage and amperage can be off a bit, but try to match up everything else, likely it'll be DC power, but I've been fooled before.

    Worth a try anyway.. since it's not likely you'll find that precise power supply, like UltraMagnus said.
     
  5. kobykaan

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    you could just buy a cheap new external DVD burner case and swap the drive out and into the new one with the new psu/cable [​IMG]
     
  6. BORTZ

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    I was going to be a nood and say "yo man thats an S video" bit its totally not. I havent to slightest.

    Mthrnite your Ava/sig combo is fuckin hilarious.
     
  7. CorruptJon
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    Thanks for all of the help guys, I've only found two 5 pin connectors on ebay, hopefully one of them can work.
     
  8. kobykaan

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    ok from your new image its a Samsung SE-S184 USB external litescribe dvd burner [​IMG]

    maby email Samsung customer service and see if they can track one down for you [​IMG]
     
  9. UltraMagnus

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    as I thought, it requires two voltages, the connector must have two voltage pins, and two ground pins, along with a NC pin. and you have no idea what way they are connected...
     
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