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Why can't I simply break a CD by hand, or microwave it?
Can I re-use the CD once I erase it with the Disc Eraser?
How is it different than just taking a blade or key and scraping it across a disc?
Is there a magnet that erases the disc?
How does it work?
How many times can the Disc Eraser be used? How long does it last?
Which side of the disc should I face up to destroy the data?
Some discs seem a little too big for the alignment base. What do I do?
The slider seems stuck and won't move across the CD. Why?
Why aren't my Optical Strips in a straight line?


Q: Why can't I simply break a CD by hand, or microwave it?
A: You can, but breaking a CD can be messy and dangerous due to sharp fragments. More importantly, you create e Waste whenever you physically break a disc. Data security is another issue, because the pieces can be re-assembled and your data recovered by Data Recovery Experts. Microwaving is bad for your microwave due to metal arcing, as well as toxic fumes. Also, since the sparking patterns are random, your CD may not be securely destroyed.

There are many other ways to destroy a CD-R, which unavoidably results in creating e Waste. The Disc Eraser is designed to be the quickest, safest, and most environmentally friendly method to securely destroy a CD-R. It's the FIRST and ONLY disc destruction device that prevents e Waste by promoting CD recycling!

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Q: Can I re-use the CD once I erase it with the Disc Eraser?
A: No. Typical CD-Rs are permanent. Once the disc is erased, no data can be retrieved nor written on the disc. This is to prevent data and identity theft. Besides, with blank CD-Rs costing less than 10 cents and DVD blanks at 30 cents, it makes no sense to re-use one. Recycle instead!

Alternatively, you can use CD-RW type discs, but they are much more expensive and have slow reading and writing speed, and don't retain data as well as the CD-R.

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Q: How is it different than just taking a blade or key and scraping it across a disc?
A: Scraping with a key or sharp blade can be dangerous & messy, and is less effective. You would need many scrapes to disable the CD, and it wouldn't be as data secure. The Disc Eraser is a PRECISE ALIGNMENT TOOL that imparts an Optical-Strip through ALL REGIONS on a disc (L/I, L/O, & Data regions) at the most effective skew location to securely destroy all data. This would be difficult to do on your own.

DON'T BE FOOLED! This method is much more effective than randomly scratching the CD with a sharp object or blade - which can be easily corrected by ECC, polished, and restored.


Our discs tested unrecoverable by leading data recovery companies such as Acodisc.com.
Much thicker and deeper than a key or blade scratch, your data is securely destroyed. The disc cannot be polished out.

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Q: Is there a magnet that erases the disc?
A: No. CDs use OPTICAL laser technology to burn and read data on the disc. Therefore, a magnet would not work as it has in the past (VHS tapes, Floppy Disks, Cassette tapes, etc...) The Disc Eraser features the newest optical technology to erase any unwanted CD or DVD.

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Q: How does it work?
A: Instructions: Open and align disc with Disc Eraser (DVDs-bottom side up, CDs-any side). Firmly push down against a table surface to sandwich the disc, and pull slider quickly. An optically disruptive strip will result on the disc surface, rendering it unreadable. You can now use the disc as a coaster or dispose it inside a plastics recycling bin without fear of anyone reading the disc! Video Demo

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Q: How many times can the Disc Eraser be used? How long does it last?
A: The Disc Eraser has been tested beyond 3000 times. We simply do not have enough discs or the time to test the maximum usage of the Disc Eraser, and encourage users to use it as often as they can, making it the most cost-effective solution for unwanted discs.

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Q: Which side of the disc should I face up to destroy the data?
A: We recommended the bottom (clear polycarbonate) side. This will work to disrupt any disc since the laser reads through this side. As an alternative, you may destroy CD-R type discs by facing the foil(label) side upwards. Because this method directly destroys the foil layer, a small amout of metal foil may flake off.

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Q: Some discs seem a little too big for the alignment base. What do I do?
A: There are slight variations of disc sizes. Fortunately, discs are flexible. While inserting, slightly bend it convex so that the outer edges fit in first, then snap in the middle alignment hole and it should fit rather snugly.
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Q: The slider seems stuck and won't move across the CD. Why?
A: Don't push down too hard on the slider. Also, try pulling the slider in the other direction. Your motion should be quick and effortless. Operation is easiest on a table surface.

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Q: Why aren't my Optical Strips in a straight line?
A: Push down more firmly on the Disc Eraser body to sandwich the disc. Operation is easiest on a table surface. Use your free hand to operate the slider. You will now be able to produce straight optical strips.


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