I found the problem with the optical drive. There's a small motor in the front that's responsible for ejecting the tray. Well the band that connected it to another gear(?) was missing. So the motor turned, fruitlessly. At first I tried to use Stretch Magic, but the knot got in the way. So after some thinking, I went to my small Lego stash. And I got a rubber band. Yes a Lego rubber band. (an official Lego part btw) Well, it fits and even better, IT WORKS! Legos FTMFW!! Luckily this was an easy fix. Could've been much worse. The rad brackets need a bit of tweaking before they'll fit. No work tomorrow, so I should be able to get some stuff done! Radio Shack closed half hour ago, so I can't get the resistors I need for the IR thing. I'll be there first thing tomorrow though.