[TriLUG] cdrom: does pushing the tray in damage them?
Joseph Mack NA3T
jmack at wm7d.net
Mon Oct 9 17:28:50 EDT 2006
On Mon, 9 Oct 2006, Mark Shuford wrote:
> Pushing it in to start closing is the way every tray
> loading CD drive behaves as far as I have observed since
> the mid-early 1980's. This going all the way back to a
> couple of old Denon and Sony systems (audio, of course).
that's what I've always done too. But with two consecutive
drives dying with the tray mechanism not working, I thought
I'd better check.
> My belief is that those that break are due to bad design
> for production (read, we made it with a bit cheaper
> materials/strength-at-this-point than the engineers said
> to) rather than that they are not engineered to work by
> pushing in the tray.
OK, will keep pushing them in then
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