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Dad Blasted CD Drive....Exploded


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I was looking in my collection of CD software, and found an old Chevrolet Trucks CD so I thought I would play it.

 

It tells all about the 2004 Silverado's and all the options with videos and lots of graphics......it was pretty neat.

 

Then I went to the other sections to watch the Suburban, the Tahoe, and the Trail Blazer.

 

Then all of a sudden a very loud..................BANG.

 

I almost jumped out of my chair.

 

The CD player exploded. I can't get it to open or play.

 

I will have to do major surgery on my computer this weekend now.

 

I hope it didn't ruin the Chevy CD.

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That's just how good these truck are...you just can't pen them up in a CD player. The trucks were just busting loose to come out and play...lol

 

Seriously, sorry to hear it and hope it's not too expensive to fix it all up.

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I've heard of older CDs failing at speed (they spin extremely fast) and its like a grenade going off inside.

 

 

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there was talk years ago about the paint being used on cd labels was causing issues with disc stability, never heard anymore about it. Maybe there was truth to it after all..

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Well, I decided that since I don't use the CD drives much and I have two, I will not replace it for now.

 

I still do want to get my Chevy Trucks CD out of it to see if it is damaged or not.

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Holy Toledo, glad I never had that happen. Getting hit by that would tingle a bit...

 

 

myth busters did a show on it.. they used a gel dummy, some type of gel material that is as close the the density of skin/muscle tissue as they can get synthetically and it pierced the dummy 2 - 3 inches with knife sized chunks of the plastic polymer of the discs...

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Well, I noticed that the door to the CD player was partially open, so I thought I could open it the rest of the way and get my CD out.

 

I started pulling the tray out and got it out about one inch and noticed the CD was not sitting where it normally does. I did not see the CD and the door started getting some resistance so I stopped pulling on it.

 

I will unplug the computer and do some disassembly and see what I find.

 

I will keep you posted.

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Nearly every CD/DVD unit for PC's has a small hole for manually operating the tray and lowering the laser assembly. Take a paper clip, straighten it out, and push on the mechanism (in the hole). That may or may not help.

 

If you don't hear a sound like a bunch of ball bearings in a cup then perhaps the CD slipped off of the retaining mechanism while it was spinning. This should not have happened due to the laser assembly raising but sometimes things slip mechanically....

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