Author Topic: Care and Handing of your CD's and DVD's  (Read 3028 times)

Touti

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Care and Handing of your CD's and DVD's
« on: July 07, 2007, 02:33:58 PM »
Definitely a site to put in your bookmarks.

http://www.clir.org/pubs/reports/pub121/contents.html

ninehours

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Re: Care and Handing of your CD's and DVD's
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2007, 01:36:09 AM »
5.2.4 Fingerprints, Smudges, Dirt, and Dust
Fingerprints, smudges, dirt, or dust on the laser reading side of the disc can disrupt laser focus on the data even more than a scratch can. Dirt or dust on the disc will block or reduce the light intensity of the laser. If severe enough, it will cause the disc drive to miss data as the disc is being read. Fingerprints, smudges, or dirt cover wide areas of data and will cause the laser beam to go out of focus or lose intensity. They will also cause widespread misreading of data along the data lines or tracks, to an extent that exceeds the error correction capability of the disc drive. Dust can also spin off into the disc drive and collect on the laser head or other internal components. Fingerprints, smudges, and dirt are easier to remove than scratches; it is simply a matter of cleaning them off.

I've been telling people for years don't touch the surface of the disc this is the reason i wont lend out my disc's any more they always come back covered in finger prints  >:(   (Rant over)