| storing your cd collection...
lthough CDs can tolerate a fairly wide range of
conditions without immediate damage, it is best to store CDs in cool
and moderately dry environments. Slight temperature and humidity
changes ordinarily do no harm. Fast changes between very warm and
wet conditions to cooler and very dry conditions can sometimes
result in warping and distortion.
he plastic "jewel cases" provided by many
manufacturers and distributors give good protection against
scratches, dust, light, and rapid humidity changes. Protect your
cased CDs further by storing them in a closed box, drawer, or
cabinet. This gives additional protection from light, dust, and
climate fluctuations. After using or cleaning your disc, always
return it to its case.
ther storage devices, such as zippered cases and
sleeve-style holders, provide less but usually adequate protection
against damage. Since they can make it easier to keep CDs handy and
organized, such storage cases are often worth the moderate increase
in risk of damage. When using these cases, be careful to keep them
free of dust and debris and, if you retain the literature that comes
with the CD, avoid rubbing the play side of the CD across it.
early all damage to CDs occurs when the disc is
outside the case and the CD player. Generally, you won't have any
problems if the CD is handled correctly and carefully returned to
its stored location after use
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