Need help getting install to work

Ari Torhamo ari.torhamo at
Thu Sep 27 19:18:24 UTC 2007

On to, 2007-09-27 at 19:25 +0100, Liam Proven wrote:

> However, with a conventional 5.25" internal drive, as used in the vast
> majority of desktop PCs, the lens is inaccessible within the machine
> unless the drive is not only removed but physically disassembled. This
> is true of both tray-loading and slot-loading units. These are very
> hard to clean, but with new DVD writers being well under £20 new (US
> $40 or so), there's not a lot of point.

Yes there is a point! Everything we throw away burdens the environment
in a way or another and making a replacement adds to this burden.

The case of a 5.25" drive is suprisingly easy to open. Think of the
drive as a jig-saw puzzle of 50 pieces. You just have to take some six
to eight edge pieces off of the puzzle and put them back where they were
(four of them are screws) :-) I have opend a few cases myself, and they
all were this easy.

Ari Torhamo

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