[rescue] Partial success

Sridhar Ayengar ploopster at gmail.com
Tue Jun 24 17:18:41 CDT 2008

Lionel Peterson 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...

No you don't.  You just push the disc against the spring-loaded spindle 
until it attaches and then put the tray in.

You know, like a laptop drive.  Hold your laptop upside down and the 
drive still holds the CD.

Peace...  Sridhar

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