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Posted 22 July 2008 - 06:04 PM
Posted 25 July 2008 - 02:12 PM
I'm not going to ask the question to which the answer is obvious. I know the PSU is fried. Third-railed. When it's that hot, I know it's over. My question is....why would it overheat when the machine was verifiably shut down for two days?
CD's and DVD's need to have something called a "Boot Sector" in order for it to be bootable. If they do not have that, then the media will not be booted.
In the same machine, my DVD rom will boot DVDs, but not CDs, even though it's supposed to read CDs. This is an old TDK piece of junk unit. Any reason for it not booting to CD but booting to DVDs?
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Posted 25 July 2008 - 02:19 PM
Posted 30 July 2008 - 02:51 PM
Posted 31 July 2008 - 04:54 AM
The unit utilises a dual laser - CD and DVD have different sized reflective dots that are read by the laser, so need a different wavelength. The section of the laser used for CD will have failed.
The device would boot DVDs, but not CDs.
Edited by Platypus, 31 July 2008 - 04:58 AM.
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