After Hours

Cracking open an external DVD burner

The LG Drive's Underside Revealed

Once the four Philips head screws are removed, the LG drive's bottom-side is revealed.

Here two circuit boards can be seen. The large one (on the bottom) is responsible for managing drive operation, while the small board above assists in powering and opening the drive.

Also visible is the underside of the LG Innotek-manufactured mechanical motor's main body (the silver plate with a gray ribbon cable and the W009A lettering.

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