[HELP] Translation of Chinese instructions for MacBook Air SSD adapter

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by Edge, Mar 16, 2013.

  1. macrumors member

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    I've just received this adapter to transfer some information from a 2010 Macbook air SSD (and as a handy back-up tool just in case.)

    The instructions however, are in Chinese. They involve a jumper setting which enables (or disables) a voltage regulator (I think) marked with 1084-33 APL GH50U or some such.

    If anyone can help with the translation, it would be much appreciated. (I trust this is the correct sub-forum.)

    Thanks in advance.
     

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  2. macrumors newbie

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    Q: how to use the jumper setting?
    A: shortcut the port 1 and 2 will use the original 3.3v power output. Connecting the port 2 and 3 will use 1084-33 (a method of power output?) instead.

    Q: what kind of situation can we use the original 3.3v?
    A: check the SATA cable to see if there is a orange line within. If there is any then it supports 3.3v power output.

    Q: why should we use the jumper setting?
    A: the 1084-33 apl is should be universal and PnP friendly. However it (ic of 1084-33) might have some heat problems because it will consume more power. (The original 3.3v output should be fine regarding to the heat problem)
     
  3. thread starter macrumors member

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    Thank you so much.

    That is extraordinarily helpful, as it would seem that I can't blow up the Macbook air SSD by choosing the wrong jumper setting. And that it down volts the 5V line on most SATA cables using the 1084-33 APL whathaveyou, hence the heat warning.

    Thank you again.
     
  4. macrumors newbie

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    You are very welcome! :)
     
  5. macrumors member

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    I usually guess my way through the Chinese instructions of the great gadgets I buy on eBay. You had absolutely nooooo chance with that one. Hehe
     

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