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bartron

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Mar 7, 2002
With my new ST6 if I try to put my CDROM and CDRW drive where they were, the burner is so close (Almost touching) a Capacitor on the MB. I have moved them but this calls for me to put them on top of each other and I know this can't be good for heat so my question is, if I were to take a piece of electrical tape and cover the area on the CDRW that would almost touch, would that prevent any problems as far as electrostatic discharge?
Thanks
 

Monaco

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Jul 17, 2001
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hello Bartron, welcome to the forums!

You should be fine leaving your setup as it is. Even if your drive touches the capacitor, the cap is sealed- it will not short circuit. A little bit of E-tape might still be a good idea if they are rubbing together, it will keep you from tearing or scraping the cap's packaging.

As far as heat goes- don't worry about it! As long as your system has overall good ventilation, heat buildup from a couple of CD drives is nothing to worry about. They just don't make that much heat- if you ran both drives at full blast for hours, you might have a problem, but that doesn't happen even during a burn operation.

Of course if you are overclocking, keeping things as cool as possibe is a good idea.:)