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Old 08-14-2005, 04:12 PM
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Has this ever happened to anyone else.
While looking on this site last night, I put a Rewriteable CD in my drive.
After a little while I forgot about it, Windows had not come up with the autoplay window so I forgot.
Then there was a very large BANG from the computer.
Whats happened I thought (being polite here).
The screen showed no different, the computer seemed to be OK.
Then I opened the CD drive to find, well look at the attached, it had exploded.
The drive still seems to work OK.

I've never heard of this before!!

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Old 08-14-2005, 06:29 PM
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You're missing a bit!!
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Old 08-14-2005, 07:28 PM
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Found a couple links on this through a Google search. Seems more common in very high speed drives (eg 52x). Main advice was do not use a crack CD or a CD with the label off center:

Exploding Discs

CD-roms Occasional Shattering

Exploding DVDs

Exploding CD - Mythbusters
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Old 08-15-2005, 03:19 PM
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Yeah I couldn't fid all the bits - too afraid to strip the drive down too much.

Thanks for the links T paul I'll check them out.
Spot on with the speed mine is 52.
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Old 08-15-2005, 04:13 PM
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Checked out the links. They make it sound scary.
I think I'll set my record speed down to 48 max. Cant do anything about read speed though.
I don't use labels so thats OK.
Must check for cracks.
I wonder why the don't have warnings on the CD boxes? (oh yeah - they might scare people off from buying high speed stuff).
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