DVD Broke Apart In Drive?

Discussion in 'DVD Video' started by (PeteCresswell), Jul 12, 2013.

  1. I've never seen anything like this before.

    Inserted the DVD, closed the drawer, it spun up... and then all sorts of
    unfriendly noises - ending with the device totally jammed. Couldn't
    even open it back up.

    Disassembled the drive. Maybe 20-30 small pieces fell out, one large
    piece, plus the remainder of the DVD.

    Funny thing: this DVD *felt* different when I inserted it: thinner. And
    the remainder of the DVD was split horizontally - like somebody took
    apart an Oreo cookie.

    In the past, for various reasons, I've had occasion to intentionally
    break DVDs and also to cut them into pieces. My recollection is that
    those discs were really quite tough... certainly nothing that would fly
    apart like the problem disc did.

    This was a NetFlix disc... so it might have had a lot of miles on it.

    Can anybody shed some light?
    (PeteCresswell), Jul 12, 2013
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  2. (PeteCresswell)

    whosbest54 Guest

    If there is a crack or a weak spot in the disc, the fast spinning forces
    can cause it to fly apart. A netflix disc that's been passed around quite
    a bit could develop such a defect.

    whosbest54, Jul 15, 2013
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