Reply To: Help needed from Martin or other CD drive specialists

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Dillen
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Did the smell come from the drive?
Can you still smell where it came from?

It’s not uncommon to see the ribbon cable damaged where it is held by the black clip.
The cable goes around sharp corners and it takes only very little pulling to damage the cable.
It’s also very short – only long enough to reach the board socket. Inexperienced repairers
can accidentally pull it when dismounting the board from the drive, because they may
not know the cable is there.
I would check the cable on the drive that wasn’t burned.

Martin