I have acquired a number of combo drives, DVD reader - CD/RW. The labels on the bottom all mention invisible *and* visible light...and one is labelled as Class IIIb.
Does anyone know if the diodes in these can be used in the same way as the ones from DVD/RW drives? And, what the output might be? I would like to build a high powered unit, and this seems to be the most economical way to do it...I don't turn up malfunctioning DVD/RW drives often, but these combo drives are common as dirt.
-- Chuck Knight