A while back as I had built a new computer, the old one was dismantaled completely. I still have most of the parts. This cd drive works off old IDE tecnoligy. Lets take a look inside. sory for the quality of photos.
|the front of the drive|
|The back of the drive with the IDE and Molex power conetors|
|The botom of the drive, only 4 scrues and the howl thing lifts off|
|the top of the drive with a fansy worning and info sticker|
|As the bottem cover was lifted off, i saw this chip with metale exposed. It was heat sinked to the cover on the drive thrue a pese of thermale pading material|
|The mane controle bord of the drive.|
|A full over vew of the drive|
|the back of the mane controle bord, it had thias very nice micro conetors and ribben cables ataching it to the rest of the divice.|
|and finaly this is the moveing lazer head that both berns and reads the discks. If i had more time i wold have powerd it up with the cover off but i didnt.|
This is a very old drive and dispist serching the web for a wile I codnt fine alot of the individual ICs.