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Date: Sat, 30 Jul 2005 20:02:23 GMT
From: Saab Guy <nothingnospamo.com>
Subject: Re: Using CD-ROMs in a 95's CD Stacker


On Sat, 30 Jul 2005 20:00:40 GMT "Al" <alistairdorenospamo.com> wrote: > > "Saab Guy" <nothingnospamo.com> wrote in message > news:20050730143849.26783ceb.nothingnospamo.com... > > On Sat, 30 Jul 2005 18:20:19 GMT > > "Nasty Bob" <nospamspeedypancakenospamail.com> wrote: > > > >> > >> "Colin Stamp" <col.dustbinnospamp.plus.com> wrote in message > >> news:31cne1hvu7hn9lin9gtvtosvu4an6cv6einospamcom... > >> > On Sat, 30 Jul 2005 17:26:44 +0100, Pooh Bear > >> > <rabbitsfriendsandrelationsnospamail.com> 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. > >> > >> Yay! at last someone who knows what they're talking about! > > > > > > Colin, > > > > So you are saying I am wrong? > > > > SaabGuy > > I totally agree with regard to CD rom versus pressed CD. > > There is another thing to consider, > many people who make backups of their own CD's for use in the car use one of > those labelling thingumies. > > I had trouble with a home dvd player not playing back ups after about an > hours use, i.e. the playback started to freeze. I asked at a computer fair, > and was immediately told by several "anoraks" that labelling is a bad thing, > as it increases the heat build up with the paper insulation. > > Just a thought. > > Frankly if the only worry is the CD R may get damaged at the data level, who > cares, they're only a few pennies a shot now. I seriously doubt your > changer will lunch itself. > > And Saab Guy, yes I think you were at best mistaken. A copy of a CD is a > copy of a CD. Only the music files would be accessed. Any other data would > be ignored by a CD player. > > Al Al, Nope, my old Sony CD player played a few CD-Roms before, when you see 2 tracks at 84 minutes long, you know it's reading "something", but not audio. SaabGuy

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