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I managed to repair a dvd burner.

By Rik
Dec 26, 2007
  1. A friend of mine has an A open dvd burner that isn't that old and has seen very little usage (it has burned maybe 4 dvd's and a couple of cd's in its just over a year lifespan).

    It stopped reading all media and of course was unable to burn either.

    I stripped it apart in order to have a look.
    I noticed that the media motor made a very odd noise when spun by hand.
    My friend went out and got a cheap secondhand A open cd burner, i stripped the motor out of that and put it in the dvd burner and it works fine again.

    I actually said i doubted if it would fix the problem. How wrong was I!!

    Thought this information could come in handy to others.
  2. Samstoned

    Samstoned TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,018

    it'll last forever now
    and ya good to know optical's aren't as balanced as HDD's are
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