September 15, 2003

CD tray buttons

Why (despite some internal mechanical reason) are CD drive buttons routinely placed below the tray? This would only make sense if you have the drive located above you. And that's rare. Well, I've never seen it so.

And even in that case, you're still putting the CD in the tray from the top, and not from the bottom. At which point, you have to then reach around to find the button to push to close the tray. And don't tell me to push the tray in - there's an awful sound and feeling if you do that (which roughly translated would come out as: "you need to buy a new CD drive soon".)

It would make far more sense if the buttons were placed above the tray. Think about it.

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