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Date: Sun, 31 Jul 2005 05:27:09 GMT
From: Keith Winchester <>
Subject: Re: Using CD-ROMs in a 95's CD Stacker

Colin Stamp wrote: > On Sat, 30 Jul 2005 17:26:44 +0100, Pooh Bear > <> wrote: > > >>Keith Winchester wrote: >> >> >>>Hi, the manual for the 95 says that you should not use CD-ROMs in the CD >>>stacker due to the danger of heat build up. I don't understand why this >>>would occur but am not game to try it to see. Does anyone have any >>>information or experience that might shed some light on this for me? >> >>Since there is no significant physical difference between a CD and CD-ROM I >>can't remotely imagine why this is suggested. >> > > > There are physical differences - CD-ROMs have the data encoded on a > chemical layer which can get degraded by high temperatures. "Pressed" > CDs are not prone to this problem and can survive prolonged high > temperatures. > > So, basically, Saab are saying "Our CD changer gets really hot inside. > So much so that it might damage the data on CD-ROMs" > > Sounds like a typical legal back-covering exercise to me. > > Cheers, > > Colin. Thanks Colin your explanation sounds pretty spot on. With what CDRs cost these days, if one bites the dust every now and again who cares? Then again someone out there might try to sue Saab for pain and suffering if their favourite "back-up copy" suffers heat stroke on a trip and they have to listen to something else. cheers Keith

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