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Gray Foam "disk" from my DVD RW ??

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Viper69

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Feb 26, 2003
I put a CD into my DVD RW drive (in sig file), and when the disc tray slid open, the disc came out, and I found a gray foam like disk on top of the disk. It fits perfectly on the clear center piece of a CD or DVD and has a hole cut out in the center.

I'm assuming this came from my drive. Any ideas what this could be??

I put the disk back in and the drive was able to read the disc. I didn't write to it however.

Thanks!
 
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deathman20

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Foam? Interesting.

Typically I see that type of thing in a spool of disks. Usually whats in the disk drive is a plastic piece on the top of the drive. It gets the disk pressed against it when the drive motor comes up from the bottom typically.
 
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Viper69

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Foam? Interesting.

Thanks for replying!! Typically I see that type of thing in a spool of disks. Usually whats in the disk drive is a plastic piece on the top of the drive. It gets the disk pressed against it when the drive motor comes up from the bottom typically.

I agree I've seen them in a spool of disks too now that you reminded me. IF the plastic disk were missing, would the DVD drive still be able to function?
 

deathman20

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Sorry late reply. If the plastic disk was missing I don't think it would function, or it would be erratic if it would work. I'd think the disk would fly out of place without it in place really.