Sunday, 25 July 2021

CD-ROM Drive Components

CD-ROM Drive Components

A CD-ROM Drive is the commonly used optical storage devices compact disks drive and the components contains a equipment from front view, back view, top view and bottom view portions. The Compact Disk Read Only Memory it contains data were computers can read but not write or erase in CD-ROM it is a type of read-only memory. In the 1990's CD-ROM was use for software and data distribution for the computer. Some CDs are use to play audio on the CD players. Therefore a disk is made up of 1.2 mm thick polycarbonate plastic with a thin layer of aluminum to make a reflective surface. The common size of CD-ROM is 120 mm in diameter and the smaller Mini CD standard size is 80 mm in diameter. The following CD-ROM Drive Components are given below.

  • Optical "Head" Assembly 
  • Spindle Motor, Constant Linear Velocity (CLV) and Constant Angular Velocity (CAV) 
  • Connectors and Jumpers 
  • Logic Board 
  • Audio Output and Controls

Front View

  • Headphone Jack 
  • Manual Eject 
  • Tray Eject Button

Back View

  • Digital Audio 
  • Analog Audio 
  • Jumpers 
  • ATAPI / IDE Connector 
  • Power Connector

Top View

  • Clamper 
  • Pickup 
  • Sled Drive Screw 
  • Motor 
  • Optical Deck

Bottom View

  • Rail 
  • Pickup 
  • Sled Drive Screw 
  • Tray Motor 
  • Spindle Motor 


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