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    Unhappy The 8cm ring

    Does anyone else notice this on CD's they own ?
    DVD and CD players often have an indent where the 8CM disk can be put in. But this indent seems to slightly wear away / chip normal sized CD's / DVD's so you get a "8cm ring" on your disks.

    Its the number 1 reason i backup all my disks and play them off CDr / DVDr.
    Slot drives are the only ones ive seen not suffer from this, but obviously most drives are not slot loading.
    Ive seen adaptors which allow you to play the 8cm disks in car steros and such, which basicly make the disk a full size 12cm one by "clipping" onto it. I just wish they'd make drives for 12cm disks, without the indent, and bundle a 50p adaptor with it for those that have 8cm disks.

    or am i just too fussy ?

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    I dont get that....at all.

    Which kinda indicates that your CD player isn't lifting the disk high enough off the tray

    Is it just on the one CD player that you get this?

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    Nope, pretty much on any player once the disks been used enough in there.
    I think its caused by the disk spinning so fast (PC drives) that the disk very occasionaly knocks the ring, causing little chipping effects over time.

    Saying that though, its happened on most of the DVD players we have had, though to a lesser extent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Agent

    edit - and no sick jokes please

    I thought you were going to announce the Hollywood remake of goatse, or something..

    Back on topic though, I also get the ring around my cds. I doubt it's going to be something that will be fixed ever in the future, which is why I also back up all my cds, then permanently store them on a bookshelf.

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    If you listen to a CD drive when it's spinning down to eject, you will sometimes hear it scraping as the disc is parked on the tray. Most of them do it, as they don't slow the disc down quick enough... 'tis not good.
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