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Postby redk9258 on Mon Jan 03, 2005 11:30 pm

Anyone ever had a CD explode in the drive? My daughter was playing a Scrabble game from a CD ROM that she got for Christmas and all of the sudden it let go into two pieces. I fought for an hour trying to get the second half out. Is this common? Defective disc?

BTW the drive is a LiteOn LTR-52327S.
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Postby sweetdeath on Tue Jan 04, 2005 1:44 am

I haven't had one explode on me yet, but having worked in a Service Center I have seen the aftermath a few times. In my experience this is usually due to a defective disk, not the drive.
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Postby RJW on Tue Jan 04, 2005 11:19 am

defective disc incombination with to high rotation speeds on a drive.
(This behaviour is most times spotted with AOpen and Lite On drives.)
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Postby bob11879 on Tue Jan 04, 2005 3:02 pm

Second RJW's reply. Plextor did some reinforcement of their 48x and higher drives because this happened in their testing. High rotation at around 10K RPM can trash a defective disc. I'd report this to game vendor for disc replacement and for possible replacement of the drive if it is damaged.
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Postby redk9258 on Tue Jan 04, 2005 5:52 pm

The drive seems to be OK. It seemed slow afterwards so I tried a few things such as rebooting, deleting it from the device manager, etc. I finally tried system restore on a whim and it is back to normal. =D> BTW this drive cost me a whopping $9.99 after rebate!
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Postby unclebud on Fri Jan 07, 2005 7:26 pm

there was an article about high speed shattering discs a while back. i remember one of the admins saying something about it
i third also
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Postby pranav81 on Tue Jan 25, 2005 2:24 pm

Normally if the media is weak the high speed drives break the media occassionally.Also CD's,if not handled properly,tend to crack from the centre.Such discs when put in a high speed drive,break.


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