Pictures :: Aftermath of Exploding CD

by derek on July 18, 2007 · 110 comments

This afternoon I was sitting with my youngest son at the computer while he was playing Reader Rabbit : Thinking Adventures. He was bouncing along through an activity when we heard a popping noise and I felt something hit my leg.

We both sat there for a second trying to figure out what had happened and that is when I saw the front trim piece of the DVD drive hanging from the computer. The piece that hit me in the leg was one of the plastic clips that holds the trim piece in place and as soon as I saw what had hit me, I knew the CD was toast.

After unplugging the machine and a little disassembly, I had the drive out and removed most of the pieces from the explosion. I’ve already ordered a replacement drive from NewEgg.com (thanks for the recommendation Shawn).

Rather than try to explain something I never thought I would see, I’ll let the pictures finish the story:

CD Explodes in DVD Drive
CD Explodes in DVD Drive
CD Explodes in DVD Drive
CD Explodes in DVD Drive
CD Explodes in DVD Drive
CD Explodes in DVD Drive
CD Explodes in DVD Drive

There you have it – pictures from the aftermath of an exploding CD. As you can see above, I was able to piece most of the CD back together but there are still quite a few pieces inside the drive. Hopefully the new DVD drive will arrive soon and I can have their machine back to normal.

Nothing like a little fun on a Wednesday afternoon!

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