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I was installing HL1 so I wouldnt have to download it from Steam and just as is finished installing I heard a loud pop. I thought my PSU had blown or something had gone on my mobo or graphics card. But everything was still working fine. So I went to open the CD drive to get the disk out and Holy Crap! There were CD pieces everywhere in the tray!

I pulled the tray out and got as many CD parts out as I could but a few are still in the drive. What are the chances that the drive is damaged and wont work now?

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My guess is its broken lol, htf did that happen??
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post #3 of 29
Oh my God!!! . I have to say I've never heard that one before. Sorry about the drive man, there is a good chance it wont work anymore. You probably can get everything out of it though and give it a better chance at living. There should be screws on the bottom, maybe on the top too. Unscrew them all and open it up and see if there are peices everywhere. You wouln't want to keep using the drive and those little peices catch on fire or something.

Good luck and wow!
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post #4 of 29
whoa, thats really weird. the only i can think of is if the cd was really really cold when you put it in and if it heated up to fast or something or if the cds been frozen and heated alot and eventually it just broke. but i doubt both of those cause unless you put your cds in the freezer and then into boiling water alot i dont think that would happen
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post #5 of 29
Damn lol Ive never seen something like this before. Hopefully you can RMA it if they let you.
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My guess is its broken lol, htf did that happen??
Not sure, but it was a pretty old disk.
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post #7 of 29
WOW i mean just WOW thats pretty bad. Well like one of the members suggested take the cd-rom apart and try and remove all pieces, i actually have belief that the cd-rom drive might still work. Also when you open it up dont worry about parts falling out because everything should be all together.
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post #8 of 29
ive seen it happen b4 was there by chance a lil crack in it? lol the cd spins so fast that it can happen lol
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post #9 of 29
Ive heard of this, its because your hl cd probably had a crack or something in it, and your most probably 52x Drive, since the rpm is higher, slowly breaks it until it fully fragments into pieces. You should check if anything other than your cd drive is broken, ive heard of cases that fragments have totally destroryed the system.

What you can do is send the fragments to sierra and the'll send you a brand new hl1 cd, but no replacement on the drive.. =(
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I saw that before on myth busters .
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