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    I've decided to revisit the DVD burner enclosure...

    I've decided to revisit the DVD burner enclosure problem and have tracked down one on e bay which appears to have the correct SATA connection. It is not expensive, a lot cheaper than a complete...
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    Thanks for all your comments. I think it's time...

    Thanks for all your comments. I think it's time to conclude this. I've ordered a SATA enclosure for the hard drive. It's a 1TB drive so worth while re-using it. I'll just forget about the DVD burner
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    Hi Bobkn, I'm a bit dubious in view of some of...

    Hi Bobkn, I'm a bit dubious in view of some of the earlier comments, besides at over 22,it would be cheaper to buy a whole new external drive
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    Thanks all, I can pick up a HDD SATA enclosure...

    Thanks all, I can pick up a HDD SATA enclosure fairly cheaply so that will be worth while doing. Some of the DVD burner enclosures are dearer than buying a brand new external DVD burner always...
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    Hi, Thanks for that. If you find a type of...

    Hi, Thanks for that. If you find a type of suitable enclosure for the burner that will be a bonus
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    Hi hsehestedt, My existing hdd enclosure is for...

    Hi hsehestedt,
    My existing hdd enclosure is for an IDE connection. The first photo shows the connection socket for the drive that I need the enclosure for and it is attached by ribbon cable to the...
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    Hard Drive and DVD Burner External caddy enclosures

    I have removed the hard drive and the dvd burner from an old HP Pavilion laptop (was running W10 v 21H1) that is about to be scrapped. I would like to fit them into portable usb enclosures/caddies. I...
  8. Thread: Lack of Gridlines and faint prints in Excel 2016 by A Gray
    Forum: Microsoft Office and 365
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    Hi Helmut, I understand what you are saying. The...

    Hi Helmut,
    I understand what you are saying. The spreadsheet I was trying to print was in landscape format so the vertical lines were being printed horizontally. Previously I had been printing...
  9. Thread: Lack of Gridlines and faint prints in Excel 2016 by A Gray
    Forum: Microsoft Office and 365
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    Lack of Gridlines and faint prints in Excel 2016

    I am using Excel 2016 on my W10 pc to produce a printed table with multiple columns and lines filled with data using an Epson Expression XP-620 printer. The print preview shows all gridlines but...
  10. Thread: Reuse of Old Laptop Keyboard by A Gray
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
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    Hi Malok, Thanks again for replying to my query....

    Hi Malok,
    Thanks again for replying to my query. I was hoping that it might be possible to couple up an adapter cable with a usb plug at one end and a connection into the flat strip cable attached...
  11. Thread: Reuse of Old Laptop Keyboard by A Gray
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
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    Reuse of Old Laptop Keyboard

    I have dismantled an old Advent 7094 laptop (Windows XP) and am wondering if I can adapt the keyboard to a usb one and reuse it else where. I have attached photos showing what it looks like and the...
  12. Thread: Reuse of Laptop Screen by A Gray
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
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    Hi Malok, I certainly hope so. The firm...

    Hi Malok,
    I certainly hope so. The firm (AliExpress) I've ordered from seem to be quite well organised, indeed they say my kit is on it's way already so it may come before 19th Dec! On the other...
  13. Thread: Reuse of Laptop Screen by A Gray
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 11 Views 943

    Hi Malok, I've just ordered the controller that...

    Hi Malok,
    I've just ordered the controller that you have suggested as it looks as if it is the right adapter for the job Delivery is not until 19th Dec so I presume it's coming from China or...
  14. Thread: Reuse of Laptop Screen by A Gray
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 11 Views 943

    Hi Malok, I've taken some more photos of the...

    Hi Malok,
    I've taken some more photos of the labelling on the back of the screen these also show close ups of the wiring. The screen is a 14inch one manufactured in 2006 and appears to be an lcd and...
  15. Thread: Reuse of Laptop Screen by A Gray
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
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    Hi Malok, I've now completely stripped out the...

    Hi Malok,
    I've now completely stripped out the laptop led screen and as you can see from the attached photo there are circuit boards connected to it. Can you tell me if these boards are in any way...
  16. Thread: Reuse of Laptop Screen by A Gray
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
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    Thanks Malok, I'll look at the videos you have...

    Thanks Malok,
    I'll look at the videos you have sent me and let you know how I get on.
  17. Thread: Reuse of Laptop Screen by A Gray
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 11 Views 943

    Reuse of Laptop Screen

    My old Advent 7094 laptop has died the death. It was running Windows XP. I have managed to recycle (reuse ) the hard drive and dvd burner by installing them in caddies. I am now wondering if I...
  18. Thread: DVD Drive Caddy Case by A Gray
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 23 Views 1,988

    Hi All, I've received the dvd caddy box now. It...

    Hi All, I've received the dvd caddy box now. It was fairly easy to fit the burner into it and bingo it works! I've only tried it with audio cd's so far and it powered up as soon as I connected the...
  19. Thread: DVD Drive Caddy Case by A Gray
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 23 Views 1,988

    Hi All, Thanks again for all your helpfull...

    Hi All,
    Thanks again for all your helpfull advice. Okay I accept that I may be flogging a dead horse but nothing ventured ,nothing gained, I have ordered the caddy suggested by S1W2 and bobkn. Most...
  20. Thread: DVD Drive Caddy Case by A Gray
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 23 Views 1,988

    Most of you seem to think that My DVD burner has...

    Most of you seem to think that My DVD burner has an IDE socket but here is a photo of the label perhaps that will confirm this350727

    - - - Updated - - -

    Further to my last reply with the label...
  21. Thread: DVD Drive Caddy Case by A Gray
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 23 Views 1,988

    Thanks for all your suggestions. I think the...

    Thanks for all your suggestions. I think the motherboard has gone on the laptop so resurrecting it as a whole is a no no. Buying a complete external DVD drive is sort of defeating my objective here...
  22. Thread: DVD Drive Caddy Case by A Gray
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 23 Views 1,988

    Hi S1W2, This sort of thing might do but what I...

    Hi S1W2,
    This sort of thing might do but what I really had in mind was a cabinet type of thing which would give some protection to the drive
  23. Thread: DVD Drive Caddy Case by A Gray
    Forum: Drivers and Hardware
    Replies 23 Views 1,988

    DVD Drive Caddy Case

    I have an old Advent 7094 Laptop (which was running Windows XP) which is only fit for recycling now. It has a perfectly functional DVD drive however, and I was wondering if it would be possible to...
  24. Thread: ITunes not working by A Gray
    Forum: Sound & Audio
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    Further to my earlier post I have now discovered...

    Further to my earlier post I have now discovered a very good video on line which has helped me and I now see how to transfer music tracks using iTunes. I have also discovered that I can listen to...
  25. Thread: ITunes not working by A Gray
    Forum: Sound & Audio
    Replies 1 Views 458

    ITunes not working

    I installed iTunes in my W10 pc (with the latest update) to enable me to transfer music (mp3 tracks) to my iPhone 7 at first this seemed to work fine. I connected the phone via usb and it showed up...
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