Ok i admit, the question is absolute overkill. So i'll try to narrow things down.
What i want to know is what happens between the ATA command is transmitted to cd-rom and the actual laser hits the CD surfice.
I did some digging on google, but all i have found is some poor information
that said something like "The laser reads the bumps and pits from the disk and than magically the media player starts playing music".
I found pretty useful stuff at the firmware modders places
disassembled some firmwares and then felt like brain dead after looking at the codes.
I'm pretty new with the coding and that would be the least because i don't even know what i am looking at.
No idea what the code does or what it should do.
Have found non of the datasheets for CD-Rom MCU's i have, all thou burned both of them xD
no schematics or inworking descriptions.
I agree to see all bits and pieces you can provide like links, guesses, processes, descriptions, evil firmware bedtime stories =]