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I had a quick question. I sold my Antec 902 and took all my components out of course, but one thing was odd. When I took my my CD drive it sounded like there was sand in it.. I did shake it once or twice & turned it upside down. I'm just wondering if this affects the performance of the drive in any way?

Thanks!

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post #2 of 6
They do make some weird noises like they have stuff loose in them.

The sound noise is right it's normally just the laser is on a track type thing and it moves and Thats the sound it makes.

So dont worry about it
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Sometimes, the "clamps" that hold the disc are filled with sand to provide a little more extra pressure and help centrifugal force without being too heavy and strain the disc.

It's normal especially on older CD drives, don't worry about it.
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post #4 of 6
It's likely a rebadged Lite-On unit. The sand sound is normal.
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Alright thanks alot guys. I don't have to be worried anymore

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post #6 of 6
the sand is used in the center hub to help balance discs when they are spinning
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