[SATLUG] OT: CD/DVD Drive Repairs

Charles Hogan cd_satl at futuretechsolutions.com
Wed Feb 20 22:17:14 CST 2008

You would probably be better off with Western Auto, or some other auto 
parts store.  It would be good to know the inside diameter of the belt 
it is to replace.

Alan Lesmerises wrote:
> 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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