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: Hot CD


Reddawg
03-30-2003, 02:30 PM
Forgive me if this has been mentioned before. After playing for even a short time, my CDs get quite hot to the touch. This is happening in the EX model's single CD player.

Is this normal?

eMass
03-30-2003, 02:31 PM
[quote:9af1ab5716="Reddawg"]Forgive me if this has been mentioned before. After playing for even a short time, my CDs get quite hot to the touch. This is happening in the EX model's single CD player.

Is this normal?[/quote:9af1ab5716]

Yes - it's normal and happens even in high end car audio systems. If your discs are warping however - you have a problem.

Don't worry though - it takes quite a bit of heat to warp a CD.

->eMass

Reddawg
03-30-2003, 05:38 PM
Thanks eMass, I feel better now. Nothing has warped.

XCElement
03-31-2003, 11:04 PM
...yeah but the heat might be what's warping the labels on my burned ROM's. Now some are not playing in the E's system. :(

MistyMills
04-13-2003, 10:21 AM
Do you mean self-printed stickers that you put on the burns? Because problems with those stickers can actually pull the data off the CD itself by drawing the ink straight through the media and out the top. I just avoid using sticky labels on mine for that reason.

I'm not sure how much heat is required to cause problems with these labels, but as touchy as burns tend to be in standard audio CD players to start with, it's best to just skip the label and just write the information on the CD with a marker.

What brand media are you using? I've found that the Office Depot CDs work great... for about 6 months. They burn with fewer flaws than any other off-brand, but then after that they start to just lose media off them, even if kept in storage. Since switching to the Memorex brand, we haven't lost any media, though it's only been about 8 months so far that we've really held stuff on them.

Hope any of this might be helpful to you.