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Authored by: bedouin on Nov 30, '06 10:35:30AM

Really bad idea. I remember I was lazy once years ago and instead of finding a permanent marker to write on a CD, I used a mailing label and wrote on the label with ink. While in the drive it presumably heated up, came off of the disc slightly, and then got jammed into the drive. Luckily this was with a standard 5.25" CD-ROM drive, not a slot loading one like in modern Macs. If a somewhat large adhesive label can come off, with the slight heat of a late 90s CD-ROM drive, I can't imagine how easily scotch tape would come off a CD in a scorching hot portable. Don't do this. There are a number of better solutions, like streaming from a home server, ripping it and taking it out, or buying an iPod -- which would be cheaper than a $300 repair by Apple.

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