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Board Faulty On Dvd Drive With Working Laser - Can I Swap the Board?

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I have a dvd drive that reads disks but crashes because the board is faulty - can I take a working board from a dvd drive with a laser that doesn't read disks?  And If so is it pretty easy to do - any guides?  Thanks

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Yep you can swap the PCB's as long as same  make and model DVD's or at least the same laser part number.

A word of caution as the laser pickup can be static sensitive so some caution when handling them (disconecting and reconecting).

Normaly you should put a blob of solder on the protect pads DVD has two CD has only one before disconecting it and then remove the solder when it's reconected  but I normaly don't bother.

laser protect pad's

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While you have it apart clean the lens use a cotton bud moistened  wuth isprinol alcohol

Laser lens

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Cheers 

SS Dave

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