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Computer Hardware => Blu-Ray, DVD, and CD based drives => Topic started by: mitchell on October 10, 2009, 11:34:47 PM



Title: Taking apart a CD-ROM
Post by: mitchell on October 10, 2009, 11:34:47 PM
Here are the steps involved in taking apart a CD-ROM.  Since the process is the same for almost all optical drives I am not going to list out a tutorial step by step and bolt by bolt for this one.

CD-ROM drive before taking it apart:
(http://3dmitchell.com/images/takingapart/DSC02550.jpg)


Tray open and top casing bolts removed:
(http://3dmitchell.com/images/takingapart/DSC02551.jpg)


Top casing removed:
(http://3dmitchell.com/images/takingapart/DSC02552.jpg)


Circuit board from bottom getting ready to come out:
(http://3dmitchell.com/images/takingapart/DSC02553.jpg)


Circuit board removed with wires still attached:
(http://3dmitchell.com/images/takingapart/DSC02554.jpg)


CD balancer getting ready to be removed:
(http://3dmitchell.com/images/takingapart/DSC02555.jpg)


CD balancer removed:
(http://3dmitchell.com/images/takingapart/DSC02556.jpg)


Laser assembly removal:
(http://3dmitchell.com/images/takingapart/DSC02557.jpg)


Laser assembly removed:
(http://3dmitchell.com/images/takingapart/DSC02558.jpg)


Taking apart laser assembly:
(http://3dmitchell.com/images/takingapart/DSC02559.jpg)


All of the removed casing component:
(http://3dmitchell.com/images/takingapart/DSC02561.jpg)




If you follow these procedures you will have a fully disassembled CD/DVD/BD-ROM.