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3. I would guess not.
Wed Feb 15, 2023, 10:37 AM
Feb 2023

Because it takes a lot of power to drive the motor for a dvd, and the usb ports on tablets in general are built not to deliver power, just provide communications and also to receive power.

Just a guess though. If the external dvd drive has it's own power adaptor I could see it working.

You'll have to read the details for any particular drive you are considering to know for sure.

Didn't work on mine claudette Feb 2023 #1
This amazon link suggests you can ramblin_dave Feb 2023 #2
I would guess not. Pobeka Feb 2023 #3
If you have a desktop with a DVD drive... TygrBright Feb 2023 #4
Interesting question, have never considered it intrepidity Feb 2023 #5
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