Power-cable plugged in reverse direction, drive not spins

July 22, 2012 at 00:13:50
Specs: Windows XP and Vista, Intel D945GCCR Deskt
Erroneously, the Y-cable was connected to the lead from SMPS, in a reverse direction (because the yellow wire had a black tape wound around it). The power-cable was plugged-in corectly into DVD Drive (Moserbaer). Desktop PC was then powered on.
As soon as this error was noticed, the PC was shut off, and the Y-cable's connection was corrected.
However, the DVD Drive now does not spin -- although it is recognised by 'My Computer' (OS: Windows XP) and it can be 'ejected' (by right-clicking the DVD icon in 'My Computer' and selecting 'Eject').
Kindly advise a solution, asap.
Thanks in advance!

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#1
July 22, 2012 at 02:39:20
Replacement of the DVD drive would seem to be the obvious answer.

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#2
July 22, 2012 at 19:25:30
It appears that only a very small component (viz. R302 resistor) has blown out -- isn't changing the entire DVD-drive a National wastage?

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#3
July 22, 2012 at 19:50:06
There is no guarantee that is the only issue with the drive. Desktop optical drives are considered disposable hardware because they are so cheap. You can find them for about $20 dollars these days.

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#4
July 23, 2012 at 00:13:04
Hi
Thanks for the suggestions, please!
Regards

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#5
July 23, 2012 at 08:45:22
I used to be able to get those SMT components. It is almost impossible to get them in a single unit anymore. Even buying 1000 requires a corporate account. Not a bit deal but what do you do with 999 left over resistors?

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#6
July 23, 2012 at 12:36:52
Daisy chain them.
Or make 999 dvd drives?

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#7
July 23, 2012 at 20:10:32
At the level of a Repair-Shop, PCB repair is viable -- both technically and financially. Moreso, in Delhi (India) we have markets (like Bhagirath Palace, Chandni Chowk) where one can buy electronic parts in wholesale (in much smaller quantities than a Corporate normally buys) and also in retail (albeit at a little higher price).
Moreso, we can always cannibalise -- if we have two or more DVDs whose DIFFERENT components are non-functional, we can retrieve and reuse the working parts as replacements into one of the DVDs.
In India, the cost of a new DVD (e.g. Sony) is so much that it cannot be described as ‘disposable’ peripheral, viz. Rs. 1300 (INR).

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#8
July 24, 2012 at 09:52:13
I think you answered you own question then.

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