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Re: [vox] Pop goes the CD!

On Friday 05 July 2002 12:45 pm, Jeff Newmiller wrote:
> On Fri, 5 Jul 2002, Ryan wrote:
> > On Friday 05 July 2002 10:29 am, Jeff Newmiller wrote:
> > > On Thu, 4 Jul 2002, Ryan wrote:
> > > > Well, my DVD drive just blew up a CD shortly after placed it in the
> > > > drive. Made a sickenly loud pop too.
> > >
> > > You mean physically damaged the cd? As in
> > > http://www.cdrfaq.org/faq02.html#S2-32 ?
> >
> > No, lots of little bits of CD and drive electronics ratteling around in
> > the drive.
> Any idea why, or how?  This sounds more like a microwave incident than a
> DVD drive incident... :)

The force of the spinning must have exceeded the strength of the plastic. I'd 
heard of this happening at speeds beyond that of a normal drive and on 
cracked CDs, but the CD in question was my second mandrake installation CD-R 
(I was trying to install some libries from it)

Just a freak accident, I suppose.

A lot like what happend to the poor fellow that posted the following


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