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Cable going from the power supply to the optical drive?


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#1 TPM_

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Posted 03 September 2016 - 05:31 PM

Recently I attempted to upgrade my stock HP Envy 750. I replaced the power supply with a 500 watt EVGA (silver), so that I could install a graphics card. Everything went well until I noticed that the new power supply did not have a cable that matched one that my old power supply had connected to the optical drive.

 

I have a few questions questions about what I can do about this:

1. Did I get the wrong power supply for what was needed in my computer?

2. Is possible that my optical drive was only meant to be used with the stock power supply? (this is what I think is the issue)

3. Is there an adapter that I might be able to use to resolve this issue?

4. If nothing comes to mind, is this a problem that should be taken to HP or EVGA? (I already attempted both, but neither had a response that was helpful, so I came here.)



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Posted 03 September 2016 - 05:51 PM

The Optical drive should have a standard power connector unless it's some kind of HP proprietary connector. Is this the HP desktop that has a vertical optical drive? Can you take a photo of the power connector of the old PSU that attached to the optical drive?



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Posted 03 September 2016 - 06:00 PM

Sounds like the difference is between Molex Power and Sata Power cable.

What is the exact Model No for the PC and how old is it.

 

You can get splitters from the Molex type to give you an extra one { 1 > 2 }.

Or get a Sata Optical Drive to suit the Sata Power cables { Most new PSU have Sata }.

 

http://imgur.com/a/j80sj



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Posted 03 September 2016 - 06:05 PM

I am not sure how you would get a standard SATA DVD drive in this computer. HP used to have pretty good manuals on servicing and replacing components in the computer but it has gone done hill big time.

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883282677



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Posted 03 September 2016 - 06:08 PM

 

 

The Optical drive should have a standard power connector unless it's some kind of HP proprietary connector. Is this the HP desktop that has a vertical optical drive? Can you take a photo of the power connector of the old PSU that attached to the optical drive?

Yes, it does have a vertical optical drive, sorry I should have made that more clear. The pictures of the cable that was attached to the optical drive are below.

http://imgur.com/HHpejwQ

http://imgur.com/pLx1CCU

 

 

 

 

What is the exact Model No for the PC and how old is it.

  The model number is M9Z92AA#ABA. It is only a few months old.



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Posted 03 September 2016 - 06:09 PM

I am not sure how you would get a standard SATA DVD drive in this computer. HP used to have pretty good manuals on servicing and replacing components in the computer but it has gone done hill big time.

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883282677

I have tried to access HP's manuals on their website, but after I identify my computer, it just takes me to a blank page.



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Posted 03 September 2016 - 06:28 PM

It looks like you have a SATA Slimline power connector. See wiki page here. You are going to need an adapter like this.

 

800px-SATA_Slimline_Powercable.jpg


 

I am not sure how you would get a standard SATA DVD drive in this computer. HP used to have pretty good manuals on servicing and replacing components in the computer but it has gone done hill big time.

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16883282677

I have tried to access HP's manuals on their website, but after I identify my computer, it just takes me to a blank page.

 

Yeah,same here. I could only get on the page using IE.



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Posted 03 September 2016 - 06:31 PM

Thanks for your help.



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Posted 03 September 2016 - 06:39 PM

No problem, glad I could help.






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