Goldstar cd drive (yep they're crap)

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Goldstar cd drive (yep they're crap)

Post by Scarlettkitten » Thu Aug 02, 2012 11:26 pm

I've got this Goldstar 3DO and as per usual the CD drive is kaput, but this one is odd. I took the lid off to investigate because it makes a right racket and it appears the laser unit is being driven to the center constantly and clicking as it hits the middle over and over :shock:

Any ideas????

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Post by dark1x » Mon Aug 06, 2012 1:56 pm

So, wait, the rod which moves the laser sled keeps turning then? If you move the laser to the top of the unit does it immediately start moving towards the center?

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Post by Scarlettkitten » Mon Aug 06, 2012 2:59 pm

Exactly, it keeps turning and moving the laser towards the centre.

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Post by dark1x » Mon Aug 06, 2012 5:01 pm

Have you tried making any potentiometer adjustments? When the system can't read a disc, it usually doesn't spin the disc nor move the laser, but perhaps the problem lies somewhere between? The laser sees a disc but can't quite read it and the system is attempting to move it into place?

Is the shaft still attached properly?

Can't say I've encountered this issue with an optical drive before. :\

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Post by Scarlettkitten » Tue Aug 07, 2012 2:55 am

I'll have to dive in and take a closer look, thanks for the replies :)

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