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Topic # 111830 16-Nov-2012 08:58
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Hi - I have an older 500gig external hard drive. The power adater (if that's the best word for it) has a round 4-pin plug - I think it's called a DIN plug. Basically I need a new one ... but I can't find anything quite like it and I don't really know what to ask for. Photos below should make it clear.

thanks for your help.




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  Reply # 718095 16-Nov-2012 09:10
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Cant help you with the plug but if you can't find one, you can pull the external drive out of the casing and either install it into a pc or put it into a new external usb enclosure. A new enclosure will only cost you ~$40.

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  Reply # 718099 16-Nov-2012 09:13
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Have you looked at getting an ampty enclosure and swapping the drive into it?

Here's one I just googled up: http://www.pbtech.co.nz/index.php?z=p&p=ENCWEL0749&name=WELLAND--ME-746E--3.5-SATAUSB3.0-Enclo
for $45. It may be cheaper than finding a new specialised power adaptor.


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  Reply # 718100 16-Nov-2012 09:13
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Less advisable than what garvani said is to find another power source with the same rating and simply cut off the original plug & bolt yours on.

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  Reply # 718105 16-Nov-2012 09:22
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Try these guys;

http://www.laptopbattery.co.nz/home.asp




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  Reply # 718106 16-Nov-2012 09:23
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Excellent advise. I was probably going to have to spend that much on an adapter as you say. I shall go get a new enclosure.

cheers

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  Reply # 718108 16-Nov-2012 09:23
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Try this http://nz.mouser.com/ProductDetail/Kycon/KPPX-4P/?qs=sGAEpiMZZMu2f9RNbWupYvQ6o1TAgWKS%252by4e3nR3vNQ%3d

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dit Sorry thought you just wanted the plug not the whole power supply.



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  Reply # 718147 16-Nov-2012 10:21
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@kiwitrc - amazing website! I think the adapter I need is in there somewhere but will cost more than a new enclosure so that's the route I'll take ... thanks again

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  Reply # 719194 18-Nov-2012 21:28
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watch with alternate adapters. there is more than one pin out for those plugs. my ebay red 2 drive sata dock came with obe like that and the seller had psus on their own.




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  Reply # 719252 19-Nov-2012 07:12
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One more thing ... can someone let me know if the drive I've removed from the old enclosure (photo below) will be compatible with an enclosure like that suggested by trig42 above ( http://www.pbtech.co.nz/index.php?z=p&p=ENCWEL0749&name=WELLAND--ME-746E--3.5-SATAUSB3.0-Enclo )  ?

thanks


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  Reply # 719257 19-Nov-2012 07:41
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No. You need an IDE enclosure. Not a SATA enclosure.

Incompatible plugs/sockets between the two.




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  Reply # 719394 19-Nov-2012 11:02
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Would this one be any good ?

http://www.pbtech.co.nz/index.php?z=p&p=ENCWEL0700&name=WELLAND-SunBright-ME-700Q-3.5-IDE-SATA-COMBO-USB-2

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  Reply # 719402 19-Nov-2012 11:14
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webfish: Hi - I have an older 500gig external hard drive. The power adater (if that's the best word for it) has a round 4-pin plug - I think it's called a DIN plug. Basically I need a new one ... but I can't find anything quite like it and I don't really know what to ask for. Photos below should make it clear.

thanks for your help.


It looks simular to something I bought a while ago on trademe. I have the same plug. Have a look at this auction, the plug itself looks simular.

http://www.trademe.co.nz/computers/external-storage/external-hard-drives/auction-533166014.htm



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  Reply # 719417 19-Nov-2012 11:43
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webfish

If you want the whole power pack I have one here you are welcome to.
Identical model as per your photo. 

Price = $5 courier bag. 



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  Reply # 719431 19-Nov-2012 12:15
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Thanks Scubadoo - will PM you.



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  Reply # 719540 19-Nov-2012 15:04
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Thanks everyone. This has been solved by a kind member who had a spare power adapter identical to mineSmile

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