My workmate (who has supposedly done an IT course) comes into work and says his CD ROM is stuffed. Upon inquiring about the problem, he tells me he bought a book about photoshop 7 with a CD in the back. He got the book home and finds that there is a piece broken off the CD. SO what does he do ? he sticky taped the broken CD back together and upon spinning up it exploded into a heap of pieces haw haw haw… I was pissing myself when he was telling the story. I got him to bring the drive in the next day and after dismantling it and removing all the broken bits of disc (one was actually embedded in the tray mechanism) the drive turned out to be fine. Just goes to show that some people manage to survive in this world without a hint of common sense.