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after taking my sig rig apart for cleaning after putting everything back together
i noticed the load light on my dvd drive was staying on
So i hit eject to see if anything was in it and there was no response Then i started to smell that horrid pcb burning smell So i kill the power and almost get burnt taking the drive out it was so hot.

does anyone have clue as to what would have caused that? maybe just a random drive failure?

i have taking the drive apart and noticed a chip fried But that could not have caused all that heat Right?

i could care less about the drive i just dont want anymore components to fry.

i am very paranoid at the moment.


also: it was an ide drive if that means anything.
Edited by Disturbed117 - 5/30/11 at 3:56am
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strange one that

what make is the drive ?
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strange one that

what make is the drive ?
nec.
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just sounds like a hard ware failure i would not worry about it

next time get a pioneer
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I had an NEC IDE DVD drive go bang on me about two years ago, it wasn't slow like yours it went bang, blew a surface mount regulator clean off the PCB.
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I had an NEC IDE DVD drive go bang on me about two years ago, it wasn't slow like yours it went bang, blew a surface mount regulator clean off the PCB.
that sounds pretty nasty. i dont think i will buy nec anymore
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