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Extremely Stupid First Post About Optical Drives

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Hey there! This is my first post. It's extremely stupid, but I was wondering if it's possible to make an optical drive spin while it's open. I told you it would be stupid. Thanks!

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What a stupid question xD.

Depends on the drive design. Slimline drives could be spoofed. You just have to take the top cover off of the drive and find the switch that tells the drive that the sled is open. You'd just trick the drive into thinking that it was closed. If it's a 5.25" drive, then no, not a chance.


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7 minutes ago, Hampoon said:

Hey there! This is my first post. It's extremely stupid, but I was wondering if it's possible to make an optical drive spin while it's open. I told you it would be stupid. Thanks!

You could with a tray loading slim drive since they usually have a mechanism to force open the tray. But the tray also contains the spindle so nothing exciting will happen. I'm not sure what the force eject button on full size tray loaders will do, but I'm guessing it will bypass the OS checks and perform the tray opening sequence.

 

Slot loading drives have no force eject mechanical mechanism.

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