Patent Number: 6,480,453

Title: Apparatus and method for driving an optical disc with a caddy having a cover

Abstract: An optical disc driving apparatus requiring a fewer number of parts, simpler structure, less assembly cost, to those result in a lower product price. The optical disc driving apparatus includes a base plate, on which a spindle motor and a pickup unit are mounted, is moved to optical disc loading and chucking positions together with a caddy by physical force exerted to the caddy inserted into the deck base. The base plate is locked by a locking unit and positioned. In this situation, information is recorded and/or reproduced on/from the optical disc. In an ejection mode, the pickup unit is moved in a radial direction of the optical disc so that the base plate is unlocked and is moved to the initial position for unloading of the optical disc. Here, the physical force is a pressing force exerted by a user. Accordingly, the optical disc driving apparatus can be of a compact-size, and conveniently utilized as a caddy-type as well as a tray-type.

Inventors: Ahn; Cheol-woong (Seoul, KR)

Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.

International Classification: G11B 17/04 (20060101); G11B 033/02 ()

Expiration Date: 11/12/2019