[TriLUG] cdrom: does pushing the tray in damage them?
Glenn_Hennessee at ncsu.edu
Tue Oct 10 07:57:15 EDT 2006
I was told that once as the reason why the computer "kept sticking its
tongue out." I was also told that it was too late to do anything about
it then. I'm not sure that was true or they just found it easier to
replace the drives than to routinely clean them or just to clean them then.
Cristobal Palmer wrote:
> I think the problem is not where you think it is. It's much more
> likely that the laser is dirty and that the drive doesn't realize it's
> seeing a valid disk. It's popping back open because it's spitting out
> what it thinks is an invalid disk.
> Does your box have dusty, grimy innards?
> On 10/9/06, Joseph Mack NA3T <jmack at wm7d.net> wrote:
>> 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
>> Thanks Joe
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