10-08-2009 02:32 PM
Wowsers!! ..I can finally breathe a sigh of relief..Thanks again for all the help sclui56 and Mister_Do..I had a chance to open up the computer today, and take a look inside for the connector piece to the Personal Media Drive..Thankfully, the connector piece with the Power Cord connection, and the USB connection was in fact sitting inside the computer..I installed the connector piece into the empty hole in the Personal Media Drive Bay, and slid in the HP Personal Media Drive, and the lights started flashing.."HOUSTON WE HAVE LIFT OFF".
The PMD has been automatically detected by my computer..Just wondering, do I still need do do anything if the computer already recognizes it?..Like for example install drivers, or something along those lines?..Thanks again for all the help sclui56 and Mister_Do..I really appreciate all the time, and patience the both of U put into helping me out with my problem..Have a great day to the both of U..Oh and of course, if it's not too much trouble..Can either one of U please answer my last question in regards to installing drivers, or software..That would be greatly appreciated..Thanks again to the both of U!!
10-08-2009 02:44 PM - edited 10-08-2009 02:48 PM
Great, this is good news since those connectors would have cost you some $ if you can find someone to sell them to you had they been missing. You don't need to install any driver, the PMD is treated as an USB external drive and the O/S would have mapped a drive name for you.
The PMD's come with some sort of backup software, I think it was made by Roxio (Sonic Backup My PC). I personally have never looked at that at all, I do use a free alternative and you can check it out yourself to see if you like it or not - GFI Backup Home Edition http://www.gfi.com/backup-hm It is free for personal use and allows for very flexible backup sets you can define. What is nice is that if you do have shadow copy enabled on your system, you could tell GFI to backup the shadow copy version of the files even though the primary files are locked by the appliactaion, e.g. your PST file if you use outlook.
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10-13-2009 06:38 PM
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Latest INDIA case # 802-052-5642 more than 2 hours again today on phone to India
before batteries on phone died. One guy wanted to install the PMD inside the machine
with a red (SATA) cable. Guy #3 finally admitted that they do not have documentation on
this machine as it is a new model. India sends me E-mails that start Hello Richard we are
sending you a DVD Drive, I sent it on to the real person and he sends me an answer back that
he receives E-Mails from INDIA Hello SUZANNE. White Wire out of PMD Bay, I hooked up the
power, but the little black plug that is about the size of SATA plug (but it is not a SATA plug)
needs to go somewhere???
10-13-2009 07:18 PM
10-14-2009 01:11 AM - edited 10-14-2009 01:13 AM
Go to the following link, scroll down half-way to the MB diagram, look at the SE corner immediately to the left of the pair of SATA connectors, there are 2x2 USB connnectors (BLACK) with labels of F_USB1-USB4, there should be 1 or 2 unoccupied ones.
10-14-2009 08:38 AM
THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!
But for the next person, they need to be made aware that in order to get to this connector.
The Machine needs to have the front cover removed. You don't need to take the hard drive bay
out. Both CD Rom Drives pushed front and
a chop stick or 2 to push the wires out of the way to see it and then guide the PMD DATA
CONNECTOR (small black) into place and seat it, are a great help. All of this while someone
else holds a light as it is hard to seen down in there. Let see I started on this project on October 10th
and it is not October 14th. INDIA could not do what this HP Support Forum did in 1 day.
Thanks again and as they say in the INDIA E-Mails (Have a blessid day)