Anatomy of a failed CD-ROM drive

40x Compaq CD-ROM drive

The test subject, a failed 40x Compaq CD-ROM drive.

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By Bill Detwiler

Bill Detwiler is Editor in Chief of TechRepublic and the host of Cracking Open, CNET and TechRepublic's popular online show. Prior to joining TechRepublic in 2000, Bill was an IT manager, database administrator, and desktop support specialist in the ...