In an attempt to copy a copyprotected audio cd, I stuck a small peice of paper over the outer ring so as to not read the data portion of the cd. Most of you that have copied a modern audio cd know what I am talking about. I should have used tape.
Problem is, I didn't exactly use a peice of paper, it was a small peice of a post-it note. Ya know, little yellow pads for writing office memos and such for other employees to see by "sticking" it to a bulletin board or door, etc.
Shouldn't have done that as the post-it has a weak stickiness at the sticky edge. A small part of the post-it broke off and is now somewhere in the drive. I want to kick myself; I should have used a real adhesive tape rather than a post-it.
The drive seems to operate fine. I have since copied 2 cds. Beyond that, however, I do not know what condition it is in, i.e., I don't know if it will work without problems in the near future or fail prematurely. It has a small 5mm by 4mm peice of paper in it somewhere.
I was inclined to send it to TDK straight away, let them get it out. What do you think?
Beleive me, my impulse was to open it up, search for it myself, but that immediately voids the warranty, so I stopped myself.
Although I have never seen the insided of a cdrw drive, I can just imagine this small peice of paper getting hot enough to short circuit some component, perhaps even ruining the drive completely.