[SATLUG] OT: CD/DVD Drive Repairs
chrisncats at gmail.com
Wed Feb 20 19:11:53 CST 2008
Charles Hogan said the following on 2/20/2008 6:43 PM:
> 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.
That's a good idea and I may try it. I don't really want to buy a whole
new drive every time one of those little belts breaks if I can fix it
myself. I asked someone at Altex Computers about it last year before I
bought the third drive and he said there was an electronics store down
on Fredericksburg Rd, near I-10, but danged if I can remember the name
of the place. I haven't looked online yet, either, so I may give that a
shot. If I find some place that sells them I'm going to buy a whole big
bag of 'em.
I still think this is another Chinese conspiracy to drive us all nuts -
use cheap little drive belts that break early and often and then hope we
all run out to buy more cheap drives made in China.
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