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Modding cd drive motor problems

Discussion in 'Modding' started by THEkorean, 8 Oct 2006.

  1. THEkorean

    THEkorean 42

    10 Jun 2005
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    im trying to salvage a motor from a cd drive, and i got as far as dismantiling the whole thing and gutting useless parts, im down to the circut board, and the slidy mechanism. once i plug it in and press the eject button, it slides out like its suposed to, but as soon as it reaches full open position, it closes again. then opens, then closes a few more times then suddenly shuts off :blah: . does anyone know how to get this thing to open and stay open till i press the botton agiain?

    edit: once i put the reader mechanism back in, it does what its suposed to again..., but the thing is, i dont want the reading mechanism in there :(
    Last edited: 8 Oct 2006
  2. Warrior_Rocker

    Warrior_Rocker Holder of the sacred iron

    26 Jun 2005
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    Your best bet is to use a custom circuit to drive the motor, It is impossible to predict how each cdrom will interact.

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