The bottom side shield and paddingThe protective shield (top) and padding material (bottom) help protect the DVD device's electronics and player mechanism to operate properly.
Both of these items were removed from beneath the DVD player's main circuit board.
Erik Eckel owns and operates two technology companies. As a managing partner with Louisville Geek, he works daily as an IT consultant to assist small businesses in overcoming technology challenges and maximizing IT investments. He is also president of Eckel Media Corp., a communications company specializing in public relations and technical authoring projects.