Replace optical drive, now overheats. Any suggestions?
I recently had my optical drive go out (I had a piece of plastic stuck in it, and when I pulled it out, I broke an ribbon connector). So, I ordered a replacement drive here, and I confirmed it was the same model number as the one in my computer. However, it seemed that when I put the two small screws in toward the slot on the chassis, they did not line up completely. So, I just screwed one down pretty tight, and put my computer back together. Now, I have issues where it seems to get very hot and freeze. Now, It usually freezes when I am laying in bed and it sits on blankets which I know is not good for ventilation, but it never used to freeze before, so I wanted to hear from the community if you guys could think of a reason why this might be happening. Is there something specifically I should look for as far as contacts are concerned? The fans works, and it is fine. As a side note, I am in the customer seeding program so I am testing a newer OS, and I swapped the non-working to working drive after I upgraded the OS.
Is this a good question?