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Introduction

I will teach you how to deconstruct a DVD-ROM unit into it's base assembly and then show what many people use to build a burning laser.

This teardown is not a repair guide. To repair your Toshiba Samsung Storage DVD Writer(TS-H653), use our service manual.

Remove outside screws using a screwdriver that fits a M3x6 screw
  • Remove outside screws using a screwdriver that fits a M3x6 screw

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Gently pry up the top casing with the model sticker facing down. Apply a wiggling motion side to side if necessary
  • Gently pry up the top casing with the model sticker facing down. Apply a wiggling motion side to side if necessary

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  • Remove all detachable ribbons by wiggling back and forth on a horizontal axis

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  • Check for any remaining screws around the edge of the board, if there are none apparent double check the ribbons and the slide the board back until it slides free

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  • To remove the tan plastic, ensure all of the screws have been removed on the metal tabs shown in red

  • apply a teetering pull apply more lift to one side that the other

  • My part was already broken! It might be slightly different for you

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  • Now most inside components should be loose and removable

  • This is a picture of the removal process of the laser diode component(it is still encased in the moving and refraction related parts)

  • Ensure to hand this with care!

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  • Remove the three screws surrounding the second component

  • Remove and check for removal of all ribbons on this component(note the orange is labeled "lead free")

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  • Undo the screws on the side of the stepper component with A DIFFERENT SCREWDRIVER TO AVOID STRIPPING

  • The screwdriver will be smaller than the M3x6 fit

  • Gently extract after screw removal

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  • flip the leftovers over and slide the peice of black plastic far forward to remove the screws holding the metal in place

  • Slide the disk tray back if you can not remove it completely and proceed to unscrew the final and 3rd screw.

  • You will need a different screwdriver! Use the wiggle test to find the right fit! They will strip extremely easily!

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  • Gently remove any clips to allow the only holder to be the rubber wheels to be holding it(circled in red)

  • Gently apply pressure to pull away from the main casing

  • Un-clip the clips seen in photo 2

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  • To remove the pole that was in the picture before it was removed, push down on the spring with a screw at one end removed the tilt one end up and remove

  • To remove toothed gears push the clip inside the spire in the middle of the gear, and maintaining pressure on the clip pull away the gear

  • Apply the same technique as in picture 2 but with the clip in picture 3

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  • Your pretty much done with this deconstruction

  • If you wish to remove the laser diode be careful! Picture #3 is evidence of my failure to this

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