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CD & DVD Gone at same time

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February 17, 2012 8:54:43 PM

My Cd and DVD drive stopped working at the same time and my SMPS stopped working too. I replaced older smps with a new one but CD and DVD drivers didnt work. What will i do?

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a c 326 G Storage
February 18, 2012 6:15:19 PM

I haven't examined a recent DVD PCB, but it could be that an overvoltage has taken out a protection diode. If that's the case, then there may be a simple, no-cost DIY solution.

See http://www.users.on.net/~fzabkar/HDD/TVS_diode_FAQ.html

HDDs have 12V and 5V TVS diodes which go short circuit when the drive experiences a sustained overvoltage.

If you could supply a photo of the component side of your DVD/CD PCBs, I may be able to identify the component for you, assuming it exists.
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a c 119 G Storage
February 18, 2012 6:33:09 PM

CD/dvd drives cost about $20 so it might be better just to get a new one.
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a c 119 G Storage
February 18, 2012 6:35:50 PM

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You can get a new one and be better off depending how old the one you have is.
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February 20, 2012 7:49:43 PM

Best answer selected by dgbkiller.
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