CDRom controlled by arduino

Hi everyone,
I want to control a CDROM motor that I disassembled.
I've explored the subject and find the L293 component which I think will be ok for the mission but I wanna be sure, And Also which transistor should I use..?
Thank :slight_smile:

Why would you need a motor controller and a transistor?

What kind of motor is this? It might be brushless if its the spindle motor,
a stepper if its the carriage moving motor, or brushed DC if its the draw-opening

Because I want to control it with the arduino, to change the direction the motor is spinning -open or close the drawer...