Re: [Videolib] Exploding dvds

Mark W. Kopp (iu8film@iu08.org)
Thu, 07 Aug 2003 16:18:07 -0400

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Just another reason why the world needs to get away from whirligigs and
flashing lights, and move to non-moving video FILES. It's now a safety
issue...for the children...next thing ya know, we'll be circulating goggles
and gloves with our DVD's.

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At 01:20 PM 8/7/03 -0500, you wrote:

>Yesterday, at a system meeting, a library reported having both dvds and
>cd-roms explode in the players and computers. Apparently, it is believed
>that this was caused by hairline cracks in the discs. Why the discs
>explode, who knows. One theory on the cd-roms is that they are older
>programs, being asked to run in newer computers, so the drives operate
>faster. Several staff members saw this happen - on a dvd player, or
>computer, I don't know. Also, it has happened to 2 patrons. This library's
>board has directed their staff to pull all dvds and cd-roms that have
>hairline cracks. My question is - has anyone ever heard of this happening?
>I can't believe that if this is true, someone on this list wouldn't have
>mentioned it. Also, if it is a hairline crack - how can you see it anyway.
>You would practically have to use a magnifying glass on each disc. If the
>crack was any bigger, you would be able to see it, and it wouldn't run
>anyway. Thanks for any info.
>
>Becky Tatar
>Unit Head, Periodicals, Audiovisual
>Aurora Public Library
>1 E. Benton Street
>Aurora, IL 60505
>PHONE: 630-264-4100
>FAX: 630-896-3209
>www.aurora.lib.il.us
>E-mail: bltata@aurora.lib.il.us
>
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>Videolib mailing list
>Videolib@library.berkeley.edu
>http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/mailman/listinfo/videolib

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Mark W. Kopp
Circulation Coordinator
Appalachia Intermediate Unit 8
Instructional Materials Services Department
580 Foot of Ten Road
Duncansville, Pa 16635
(814) 695-1972 Phone
(814) 695-3018 Fax
E-Address:
mailto:iu8film@iu08.org
See us on the Web at:
<http://www.iu08.org>http://www.iu08.org
Click on; "Instructional Materials Services"

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Just another reason why the world needs to get away from whirligigs and flashing lights, and move to non-moving video FILES. It's now a safety issue...for the children...next thing ya know, we'll be circulating goggles and gloves with our DVD's.


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At 01:20 PM 8/7/03 -0500, you wrote:

Yesterday, at a system meeting, a library reported having both dvds and
cd-roms explode in the players and computers.  Apparently, it is believed
that this was caused by hairline cracks in the discs.  Why the discs
explode, who knows.  One theory on the cd-roms is that they are older
programs, being asked to run in newer computers, so the drives operate
faster.  Several staff members saw this happen - on a dvd player, or
computer, I don't know.  Also, it has happened to 2 patrons.  This library's
board has directed their staff to pull all dvds and cd-roms that have
hairline cracks.  My question is - has anyone ever heard of this happening?
I can't believe that if this is true, someone on this list wouldn't have
mentioned it.  Also, if it is a hairline crack - how can you see it anyway.
You would practically have to use a magnifying glass on each disc.  If the
crack was any bigger, you would be able to see it, and it wouldn't run
anyway.   Thanks for any info.

Becky Tatar
Unit Head, Periodicals, Audiovisual
Aurora Public Library
1 E. Benton Street
Aurora, IL   60505
PHONE: 630-264-4100
FAX: 630-896-3209
www.aurora.lib.il.us
E-mail:  bltata@aurora.lib.il.us

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Mark W. Kopp
Circulation Coordinator
Appalachia Intermediate Unit 8
Instructional Materials Services Department
580 Foot of Ten Road
Duncansville, Pa  16635
(814) 695-1972 Phone
(814) 695-3018 Fax
E-Address:
mailto:iu8film@iu08.org
See us on the Web at:
http://www.iu08.org
Click on;   "Instructional Materials Services"


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