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 Cool storage device, to hold a dvd.

Step 1: Materials

 - You need
- CD drive, from old computer
- Screwdriver
-Soldering Iron
-3 volt battery pack,
-3 volt momentary switch
- Insulated wire

Step 2: Un Screw the Case

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 Be careful, and SAVE THE SCREWS. 

Step 3: Locate the Positive and Negative Terminals

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 On the circuit board, you will see 2 large solders, which are above what you may be able to see as the motor. This should be towards the front, where the CD comes out. 

Step 4: Re-Melt Solder

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 With your soldering iron, re melt the solders, and insert wire into molten solder, one positive and one negative. Make sure that you strip each end BEFORE soldering. Also be sure that your wires are long enough to reach OUTSIDE of the case.

Step 5: Solder the switch

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 Solder one of the leads from the motor, directly onto the battery pack's lead. Making sure that the positive or negative cooresponds to that on the battery pack. IF YOU DO THIS WRONG IT WILL NOT OPEN. TEST TO MAKE SURE WHEN VOLTAGE IS APPLIED, THE TRAY OPENS. Solder the other lead, from the motor onto the switch, and the cooresponding lead from the battery pack to the other terminal on the switch. 

Step 6: Attach the Circuit

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 Glue the switch as well as the battery pack to the side of the case as i have shown.

Step 7: Re Assemble

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 Re-assemble the drive with the screws from step 2.

Step 8: Enjoy your new Power Drawer

 
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pkennedy3 years ago
I have an old tobacco tin with just one twist the lid miraculously opens and you can put in a dozen or more coins, then you can stuff it into the toilet tank and it stays waterproof for years....no switches needed
pkennedy3 years ago
What is the purpose of this exercise ?
lemonie4 years ago
I don't get this - you added another switch to a drive you took out of your machine. Does the eject button on the front not work anymore? And what is it used for, the coins I don't get?

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dagob lemonie3 years ago
2. I dont get this either
iBuildThings (author) 4 years ago
 yeah i just notice that srry
Whales4 years ago
 macro mode for you camera next time please?
iBuildThings (author) 4 years ago
 just for whatever, and if u feel like using their switch, go ahead