[rescue] ultra 60 cdrom problems

Jonathan C. Patschke jp at celestrion.net
Fri Jul 7 18:37:11 CDT 2006

On Fri, 7 Jul 2006, Dimitar Vasilev wrote:

> Symptoms looks like this:
> http://forum.sun.com/jive/thread.jspa?threadID=94842&tstart=45

This is a common failure mode of that particular drive.  I haven't
pulled one apart and fixed it, but my instinct is that the problem is

   Some internal plastic bit wears out, such that the drive never sees
   the tray as fully inserted.  The drive has a timer.  When that timer
   expires without the tray all the way in, the drive assumes the tray is
   caught on some sort of foriegn object, and throws it all the way back
   out so that the operator can correct the problem.

Those Toshiba drives tend to be loud and unreliable by that stage,
anyway, so it's best to just replace it.

Jonathan Patschke    )   "A man who never dreams goes slowly mad."
Elgin, TX           (      --Thomas Dolby, "Valley of the Mind's Eye"

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