Date: Sat, 30 Jul 2005 22:16:48 +0100
From: Pooh Bear <>
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. That sounds like a plausible explanation. As does the paper label thing too. I don't recall ever having seen a max temp spec for CD-ROMs. Considering cars get hot in the sun etc too, the operating temperature will be much higher than in a PC drive. Graham

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