I want to upgrade the power supply for my HP 510 p136. What power supply can I buy? Two issues arose when I tried to buy one. First, the screw configuration on the front is not standard and second, the connector for the optical drive is non-standard. This connecter seems to be HP only and there is no adapter for it. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
Thank you for your reply but it did not provide any help. I would like to install a new graphics card and the minmum requirement for the card is a 300W power supply. I went to an established retailer in computer parts and was told that the problem is the connector that HP uses for the optical drive and the screw configuration on the front. I can get past the screw configuration but the connector for the optical drive has no work around. It seems that it is an HP proprietary connector. It is not molex or any other regular connector. There is not an adapter to convert. Thus the problem.
I understand your concern and that's exactly why I had hoped you would understand that "HP doesn't recommend or support upgrading or downgrading of products and that should explain why we don't have all the parts you may need to complete your upgrade" as mentioned before,
That said, I will make an honest attempt to help you out, if perhaps you could attach a snap of this connector you are talking about and once we identify the cables for you,
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