Patent Number: 7,043,740

Title: Optical disc drive which can firmly fix its tray module within its housing

Abstract: An optical disc drive includes a housing, a positioning shaft fixed on the housing, and a tray module. The tray module includes a tray installed inside the housing with the ability to slide, a solenoid fixed on the tray for providing magnetic force, a latch installed beside the solenoid moving in response to changes in magnetic force, a push pod fixed on the tray in a rotatable manner with one end connected to the latch and the other end forming a slot, a hook rotatably fixed on the tray with one end for engaging the positioning shaft and the other end connected to the push pod, a torsion spring fixed on the pivot of the push pod, and a compression spring installed in a track of the housing. One end of the compression spring is fixed in the slot of the push pod.

Inventors: Chen; Ming-Yu (Taipei, TW), Chen; Chih-Liang (Taipei, TW), Chen; Chien-Yueh (Taipei, TW)

Assignee: Aopen Inc.

International Classification: G11B 17/04 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/09/02018