[SATLUG] OT: CD/DVD Drive Repairs

Alan Lesmerises alesmerises at satx.rr.com
Wed Feb 20 21:49:42 CST 2008

Is that something you could find at someplace like Intertex Electronics 
down on Hildebrand?

Chris Montgomery wrote:
> 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.
> Cheers.

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