Sorry to ask this but I have bought 2 DVD drives on amazon both usb powered and neither seem to work with the V. Is this a hardware issue or a windows 10 issue. I have read that windows 10 can be a bit problematic.
Either way if anyone could either recommend a fix/drive that will work or whether I just need to buy a separately powered DVD drive that would be great.
The DVD drive is from a old laptop, enclosure is durty cheep unbranded from China. Works out of the box, no drivers neded. Notice the cable is short and tick. When I tried with a long one, it does not work.
Check the cable length - might be that the DVD drives suck too much power. @Niloc recently told me his V was down to 4h estimated battery life from previous 11 - he did however plug in his external HDD so that was the reason why it went down so drastically
Thanks for the replies, I have downloaded the latest drivers and it still doesn’t work. It works straight way in my old windows 10 laptop. Any ideas why it doesn’t work in the V? I’ve checked the USB ports work fine with other devices.
Cable length, as people told. You might thing it’s a “small” thing, but for portable devices in terms of power consumption it’s a huge thing. Even all portable batteries have short cables both for charging itself and powering other devices , to reduce power loss during the transfer.