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DVD laser on while open??


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#1 hman123467

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Posted 23 March 2017 - 05:34 PM

Hi all, havent posted in a while, so here i go

 

I was wondering if there is any sort of program or setting out there, that allows me to turn on a laptop DVD laser while its open. If there isnt, how would i go about doing it myself? or is it not possible because of something in the BIOS?

 

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Posted 23 March 2017 - 06:25 PM

Why, I have to ask, would you want to? I believe the design of CD/DVD players, for safety reasons, prevent the laser from being on when the tray is open or the player is not actively reading or writing to a disc. There are no settings in a computer BIOS for the laser.

Lasers in DVD CD players are not high powered but getting struck in the eye by one is not at all a pleasant experience. Ever have some idiot hit you in the eye with one of those laser pens? My advice is to not circumvent the designed safety features.


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Posted 23 March 2017 - 08:03 PM

Why, I have to ask, would you want to? I believe the design of CD/DVD players, for safety reasons, prevent the laser from being on when the tray is open or the player is not actively reading or writing to a disc. There are no settings in a computer BIOS for the laser.

Lasers in DVD CD players are not high powered but getting struck in the eye by one is not at all a pleasant experience. Ever have some idiot hit you in the eye with one of those laser pens? My advice is to not circumvent the designed safety features.

Just to have a bit of a muck around with it. perhaps it could be of some use?

 

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Posted 23 March 2017 - 08:36 PM

Well, if you're into mucking around perhaps this article will be of interest.... http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-burning-laser-for-CHEAP/

 

Obviously, you'd need a drive that isn't installed. I've seen cheap used drives at my local Goodwill store, but Goodwill has no way for purchaser to test a unit.   


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