The Drive's Internals - Top Side ViewHere's the view peering down into the LG DVD burner from the top side.
In addition to being able to see the actual laser head (the assembly that's positioned upon the two slide bars), you can see the blue easement into which the mechanical motor used to sit before it was removed from the drive.
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.