ard at p850ug1.demon.co.uk
Tue Jul 3 14:53:07 CDT 2007
> I'm surprised there's not some sort of damper to slow it down.
Indeed. I guess they assumed that users would be careful with such an
I don't know whether it's bevcause I know how these things are made, and
the sort of materials used, but I rarely break things like this muself. I
guess I know the sort of force it could stand, and if it appears to be
needing more, I investigate rather than force it.
> Something like the "soft eject" things on old cassette decks maybe,
> where you've got a little rack on the curved "rail" on the door, a
> little pinion and two plastic plates stuck together with grease. Or
There is a similar damper in the eject mechanism of the Sony
full-height 3.5" drives. It's a round black thing at the back, near the
head load solenoid. It often seems to be leaking grease...
I've seen them in some later 3.5" drives too.
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