On Tue, 29 Mar 2005 11:32:34 GMT, "Brad Hogan" put finger to keyboard and composed:
>> >> Did anyone see the one about spinning CDs till they shatter? > > >Yeah, they said that they cracked the CD's but then they still didnt explode >at normal CD's. > > >I had a cracked CD that I didnt want to play but I was going to copy it at >a low rpm's. But I forgot to lock the speed down, and it went kaboom at >40X. > >The myth busters said it only happened a few times with extremely cracked >cd's.. > >NOT TRUE .. it can occur after a very slight crack has appeared in the >inner rim of the CD.. >Once its started, the crack "runs" ...
I haven't tried this with a CD, but you can prevent a crack in a PCB from running by drilling holes at the endpoints.
- Franc Zabkar