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Old 17th December 2003, 06:12 AM   #1
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Default Skewed mechanism on CD17

I opened my CD17 to find the laser assembly skewed with respect to the mechanism. It is at an angle and additionally the CD also seems to be slightly tilted - not absolutely horizintal.
The machine works fine .
Is there any known reason for doing this ? The mechanism seems to be designed that way . I looked at the inner moulding which has slots that are skewed. The basic laser assembly is a VAM 12.01.
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Old 17th December 2003, 07:35 AM   #2
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Hello Ashok

First thing that comes to my mind if it is skewed on purpose is that it is to reduce the sensitivity to vibration/shocks. Most real life mechanical shocks have a direction "preference".

Giving it a second thought there are a lot of reasons why this is done. F.I. easy design of mechanism or tray-loading, easier production, cost reasons. etc

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Old 17th December 2003, 09:17 AM   #3
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Did you look at it with drawer open AND closed?
In difference from "normal", it drops sideways for eject, instead of dropping at front-edge.

It is / should be paralell (horisontal when playing).

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Quote:
Originally posted by Cobra2
Did you look at it with drawer open AND closed?
In difference from "normal", it drops sideways for eject, instead of dropping at front-edge.

It is / should be paralell (horisontal when playing).

Arne K

I think you're right. If a mechanism is skewed in such a way your eyes can see it, it won't play any disks for sure ...
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