Has anyone ever encountered this experience, i.e. CD-R exploded inside the CD-ROM drive? It happened to me last night inside my Lite-On CD-RW 52x32x52x (model LTR-52327S). I inserted a disk and viewed the content of it on my screen, then I heard a normal whirling sound and suddenly a loud bang. The PC is OK but when I opened the disk tray, the CD inside has been shattered into pieces.
I did a Google search and found that this thing happens.
I am not sure if the drive can still be used or not but I am throwing it away. Anyone wants to have it for a door stop or for any thing, please let me know, but use it at your own risk.