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Old 09-16-2004, 09:17 AM   #1 (permalink)
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My CD drive went bad, so a friend gave me an older one he had lying around. It seems to work fine EXCEPT when I eject the CD, if it's been in there for any time at all, it is HOT! Not to the point it'll melt or anything but I don't remember any CD's ever being that warm.

So my question: Is this okay? Should I replace it? The "new" drive is an older Acer CD-RW.


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Old 09-16-2004, 09:47 AM   #2 (permalink)
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If my drive were doing that, then I'd test another one. If the other one doesn't make the CDs hot, then get rid of the first drive and get a new one.

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Old 09-16-2004, 10:28 AM   #3 (permalink)
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well this happens with an acer cd rom or cdrw its mostly because it has really high rpm ... ive also got acer but its a cd rom ive had it for 3 years and it gives hot cds but well no harm nothing..!
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Old 09-16-2004, 11:17 AM   #4 (permalink)
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The CDs work great, either just burned (almost literally) or commercial ones. However, if Acers normally operate at a higher temp, I guess I'll stay with it. Besides, it'll be good for hand warmers this winter.

BTW, I'm a "virgin techie"?! Yikes! I better find some stuff to post on, eh?
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Old 09-16-2004, 02:29 PM   #5 (permalink)
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My old burner used to do that. It won't harm anything but keep your CD's out of the drive aas much as you can. too much heat can warp your discs
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Old 09-16-2004, 03:30 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I've had warm discs....but its usually ones coming out of being read by the DVD-ROM regardless if it's a DVD I just mean a CD in general. Don't think my burner has ever produced any hot CD's before, but like they said maybe it's just spinning at a fast RPM, cause I know my burner is pretty slow.

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