CDs in CD-ROM Drive get very hot, very fast
Posted on 2003-03-27
I have a Samsung CD-ROM SC-152L drive which can read at 52x speed.
I have bought the drive along with the computer hardly 6 months ago. So, it is not very old either. Lately, I have noticed that the CDs I use in the drive get VERY hot when they have been hardly inside for a minute or less. Of course, it happens only when I access the CD after keeping it in the drive,but, the CDs get hot within a minute or so itself!
It happens to ALL and ANY CD I keep in the CD and run.
The CDs DO NOT get hot when I read them in some OTHER CD drives elsewhere. So, the problem is NOT with the CDs.
In the beginning,this problem was not so severe, but lately it has become very bad.
Also, I notice minute scratches when I run the CDs for prolonged periods of time.
If friction may be the cause for the heating, how to confirm or rule out the cause? Also, How to rectify it?
Can anyone please help?
BTW, please don't advise me to take it to the dealer as I have tried it already and the dealer seems to be evasive as the computer is still covered under the one year guarantee.