Is there a certain way to do it? Like do i twist the long piece left or right? its just stuck. it doesnt unscrew like Kenom's does in that video he made. i really dont get it. any help would be fine. thanks. im also very new to this stuff.
Keep us updated bud. That assembly looks very similar to a BenQ 1625 I tore apart a few days ago. I found it very easy to get as far as you are now. I used a pair of wire cutters and carefully cut at the heat sink until the diode fell out. I am happy with the diode. I think I am getting around 100mw out of it. Fortunately, I haven't fried it yet..lolphukudmss said:Thanks for the tips! I'm going to try those ideas. As for the model, it is a Memorex MRX-525G 18x Dvd+-RW burner.
*UPDATE* I just took out the laser diode with the heatsink still on it. Now I just need to take the diode out of the heatsink.