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Originally Posted by VEL SATISfied
Hi guys, just a small note. When burning your own cd's and playing them in the car, if stick on cd labels have been used, then on a long run the warm air from the engine can cause the labels to peel thus allowing the cds to jam in the player. (just a reminder)
An excellent point. In fact I wouldn't let a paper labelled CD anywhere near any kind of slot-loading player.
I think the heat is more to do with the player itself - they crowbar some fairly hefty amplifiers into some pretty small units. There are usually heat sinks on the back, but even then the in-dash fitting doesn't offer the best ventilation to cool them down. The Kenwood system that I fitted into my last-but-one Laguna would go into thermal shutdown if you played it too loud on a very hot day.
A separate amplifier (which I believe the Renault 6 disc in-dash changer system has) should allow the actual player to run a lot cooler. But I'll still settle for labelling my discs with a CD pen, at least until I get around to buying a printer that'll print straight onto printable CDs and DVDs.
Edit: Make that 'last but two Laguna.' I'm losing count of them now.
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2010 Laguna III Initiale.