Originally Posted by veedubfreak
Heh, ya ive had to open quite a few cd drives. The kids had a tendancy to PUSH them closed and sometimes the cd wouldnt be all the way in the drive. Nothing like having to clean out a shattered cd from a drive.
lol. Yeah, a CD-R shattered in one of my CD-RW drives before. Sounded like a gunshot. Scared the life outta me. Was transferring data at the time. Some fragments fired right out the front bezel. Luckily, no one was in the firing line. Turned out the disc was damaged in the first place (it was chipped in the centre ring).
I took it apart and there were many shards of plastic everywhere. None of the drive components were damaged though. Was able to glue together the broken front bezel and re-assemble the drive and it still works today.