[SATLUG] OT: CD/DVD Drive Repairs
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.
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