[SATLUG] OT: CD/DVD Drive Repairs

Charles Hogan cd_satl at futuretechsolutions.com
Wed Feb 20 18:43:39 CST 2008

You could also possibly look for an o-ring of similar size.  I used them 
years back to replace belts in VCRs and tape decks.  A good hardware or 
auto parts store should have them.  CD-Roms aren't that difficult to 
pull apart and put back together.  Worst case scenario, you loose a few 
extra cents and end up replacing the drive anyway.

Chris Montgomery wrote:
> Sorry for the OT topic, but you folks always seem to have the answers on 
> stuff like this <g>....
> I've had three CD/DVD drives go down when the little nylon belt that 
> makes the CD's spin and the tray door open/close broke on me. I tried 
> getting two repaired at a shop last year and they guy couldn't do it, so 
> I bought a new one and stuck it in my machine and unplugged the power to 
> the other two. Now this third CD drive's belt broke and is inoperable so 
> I have no CD drives that work.
> Does anyone know where to get the little nylon belts (looks like a small 
> rubber band) to replace the broken ones? Has anyone ever done the repair 
> yourself? If not, do you have a recommended computer repair shop where 
> the techs are competent enough to fix the CD drives?
> Thanks!

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