[rescue] Partial success

Robert Darlington rdarlington at gmail.com
Tue Jun 24 16:29:18 CDT 2008

No!  The tray should positively retain the disc.  Just like the drives
in a laptop.  I agree it's silly to do it upside down, but I also
think putting ancient and obsolete hardware into daily use is equally

On Tue, Jun 24, 2008 at 3:25 PM, Lionel Peterson <lionel4287 at verizon.net> wrote:
>>From: Mike Hebel <nimitz at nimitzbrood.com>
>>Date: 2008/06/24 Tue AM 10:40:47 EDT
>>To: The Rescue List <rescue at sunhelp.org>
>>Subject: Re: [rescue] Partial success
> <snip>
>>>> Well, in that case, just put it in upside down :-)
>>> Won't fit the bracket that way.  Plus, slim optical drives tend not to
>>> have clips to hold the disk in when used in unusual orientations like,
>>> say, upside down.  ;)
>>No...they (99%) have spring-loaded retaining bearings/clips on the central
>>spindle.  They hold the disc in any orientation.  I don't think I've ever
>>seen one without them.
> But the issue is you'd have to hold the disc in-place as the drive tray retracts - sub-optimal for nearly all conveivable terrestial applications...
> Lionel
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