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Asus put Cushions on the back of the panel. Just a gimmick?

Postby Harrier on Sun Mar 09, 2003 7:59 am

Or does it really helps?
You know.. Quality wise.

P.S. I'll bring some photos once i find them.
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Postby Action Jackson on Tue Mar 11, 2003 8:35 pm

I'm not sure what you're asking.

There are things out there that sound like they make sense.

Like Plextor having a Black Tray to reduce the errors in recording [I think?].

Or when Pioneer and several speaker companies adapted pointed rubber feet to minimize the vibrations coming back to the electronic unit.
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Postby jase on Wed Mar 12, 2003 6:51 am

I know what Harrier's talking about.

There is a thin layer of sponge-like material lining the back of the tray-end (the part that comes into contact with the front bezel when the tray closes.

I believe it is simply there to dampen the "clunk" you inevitably get when these two hit each other.

Afreey CDROMs and the new Artec 52x writer also have this "feature". I personally think it's a cheap way of enabling the factories to produce a tray mechanism that doesn't need to be so accurate when closing and getting the two surfaces to the correct placing. Wouldn't worry about it either way -- no harm in it being there.
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Postby Harrier on Wed Mar 12, 2003 5:08 pm

Intersting insight.
Thanks.
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Postby cfitz on Wed Mar 12, 2003 7:44 pm

Might it also be to help keep dust out?

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Postby Action Jackson on Wed Mar 12, 2003 7:59 pm

Oh that,

Yeah I always thought that was called the dust seal too.
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Postby Demogorgo on Wed Mar 26, 2003 12:47 am

I think it might be about sound damping. The space between the drive and the drive bay in the front lets out sound from inside the machine, and it makes a difference if you seal it up.
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Postby jase on Wed Mar 26, 2003 6:20 am

cfitz wrote:Might it also be to help keep dust out?

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If it is then it doesn't work, I've found that the material actually attracts dust due to the static electricity (I guess) it holds....
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Postby Action Jackson on Sat Mar 29, 2003 1:58 pm

Just run your finger along it to wipe up the dust.
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Postby mrk1283 on Sat Mar 29, 2003 8:09 pm

It's just a dampener for the collision when the tray closes and helps keep resonation down. My cyberdrive dvd rom had it but due to the build of my lg cdrw drive it has none.
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