Originally Posted by LyokoHaCk
Does anyone know how to power this @ 12v and where to solder the mini wires?
This is the CD Rom Drive motor.
I numbered the contact points.
Most CD drive motors are brushless motors and some contacts are for the coils while others are for hall effect sensors which tell the motor controller how the rotor is oriented so it will pulse the right coil.
Unfortunately, you can't apply power to those points and expect the motor to spin by itself. The circuit board in the CD drive is what "runs" the motor by sending pulses of current into each coil.
You can look up CD Rom Drive Brushless motors on google and there will be some sites showing you how to get a CD rom motor to run apart from the circuit. There are plenty of sites dealing with the RC airplane community that explain this as some people are converting CD rom motors for electric flight.