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    Default WTG: Faulty Optical Drives

    Giving away spoilt (or very likely spoilt) CDROM and CDRW drives (refer to picutre below):

    The drives are (from top to bottom):

    1) NEC Corporation CDR-1800A (CDROM)
    Made in Malaysia, October 1997
    12V 0.9A, 5V 1.0A

    2) Wearnes Peripheral International CDS-32x (CDROM)
    Made in Malaysia, Feb 1998
    12V 1A, 5V 1A

    3) Smart 100x (CDROM)
    Made in Taiwan, Aug 1997
    12V 1.7A, 5V 0.35A

    4) Sony CDU5211 (CDROM)
    Made in China, Dec 2000
    12V 1.5A, 5V 1.0A

    5) Wearnes Peripheral International CDRW-1622 (CDRW)
    Made in Japan, Oct 1998
    Current requirement not shown.

    Those who need them for your mod projects or to replace your broken bezel can get from me at Bedok, Tampines, SLS or Funan.

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    for those interested in salvaging, there are small but powerful magnets inside the lens assembly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sehsuan
    for those interested in salvaging, there are small but powerful magnets inside the lens assembly.
    The magnets rated how many gauss? Permanent magnets or electromagnets?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sehsuan
    for those interested in salvaging, there are small but powerful magnets inside the lens assembly.
    Yup that and the ones in the hard disk too. Small but very powerful.

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    no idea about the gauss rating, but it's enough to play "rainbow" on my crt

    they're "rare earth" or "neodynium" magnets, good to play with. just dont let those bigger ones from hard disks pinch you, or else it's OUCH!

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    Arh.... I'll take them out and design some physics experiments for students to have fun if no one wants them.

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