[rescue] problems with CDROM on Ultras after opening

Paxton Hoag innfosun at gmail.com
Mon Apr 25 22:58:08 CDT 2005

Right you were, the door drive gear had split. In the Ultra 1 CD-ROM 
drive, which I opened up, the gear had actually fallen off and was loose 
inside. That is why the door opened and closed at the whim of gravity. I 
don't know if I have any superglue but if I do I will try it.

Both drives are 12 speeds, Toshiba XM-5701Bs.I suspect the Ultra 2 dive 
has the same problem. Can you substitute a CD/RW in place of the CD. I 
have a couplle of Yamahas (2X & 4X, block selectable) I also have a 4X 
Plextor CD/RW but I would rather not dismantle the external case.

At the moment I am doing things the hard way, which all to common for 
me. Looking in the parts box I found a SCSI 3 to SCSI 2 converter and 
hooked up an original Sun single speed caddy type CD-ROM.I have the U2 
installing Sol 8. It works but oh so slowly. Hmm I should be using the 
external Plextor, it is at least 4 times faster that the one I am using.

I haven't been able to look at the U2 CD as it is still installing SW. 
going on 7 hours now. I unpluged the internal CD to get the external to 
work on ID 6.

Thanks, everyone, for all the tips. It really helped.

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