Date: Sat, 30 Jul 2005 20:00:40 GMT
From: "Al" <alistairdorenospamo.com>
Subject: Re: Using CD-ROMs in a 95's CD Stacker


"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

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