Solved DVD/CD discs gets heated up while PC case remains cool

October 4, 2014 at 12:23:11
Specs: Windows 8.1, core2quad 2.83 Ghz
Recently, I have purchased a branded Dell Precision T3400 Workstation PC. I have noticed that dvd becomes pretty hot when it is ejected from the rom, after seeing a movie. However, the dvd remains cool, if left idle in the rom even for hours, in an operating pc. The case of the PC also remains cool during work. Some friends have opined that it is due to drying out of processor's paste, re-pasting can solve the problem. I don't want to subject my pc to guesswork. Can anyone help me in resolving this issue.

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October 4, 2014 at 12:43:47
DVD's do get warm while playing. The drive itself gets warm and then there is a laser shining on the disc. Hot is a subjective term. Most drives have no vents or fans.

You're thinking the processor/heat sink. Since you say the processor stays cool during work it is likely not an issue.


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October 4, 2014 at 12:53:42
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Some friends have opined that it is due to drying out of processor's paste,

I would ignore that opinion. If the paste is correctly applied it will last as long as needed until it is disturbed, drying out is irrelevant. I fail to see how heat generated by the CPU can have a direct effect on the DVD drive.

Bear in mind that this DVD is spinning at up 15000 RPM and are being bombarded by a laser beam so it is perfectly reasonable they are going to get a bit warm. If the only thing getting hot is the actual disc I wouldn't worry about it.

Stuart

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