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Play audio CDs without excessive noise
Authored by: gidds on Nov 30, '06 02:26:12PM

Here's another reason why this is a bad idea:

Other people have pointed out the danger of the tape coming loose. But even if it sticks tightly, you should be aware that the metal layer is much closer to the top (label side) than the bottom (playing side). So much so that the top layer of plastic is often very thin; and if it gets damaged, so does the metal layer, rendering the CD unplayable. (That's why you should never use hard pens such as ballpoints to write on the label.)

So if the tape is stuck too tight, it risks pulling the thin plastic layer away...


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Play audio CDs without excessive noise
Authored by: mag on Dec 01, '06 12:40:00PM

I second that, and to be more precise, there isn't even a layer of plastic on top, it is just lacquer. If you want to test it, apply some strong adhesive tape and remove it quickly, and you will most likely have effectively destroyed your CD. Or if you have burnt a coaster, break it (obviously be careful with the shards). If you do it right, the plastic and metal layers will not brake along the same lines, and you will understand why it a bad idea to stick anything on top of a CD. You might even be able to peel off the metal layer.

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