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Do you have CDs that have personal stuff on them and need to make them un-readable?
This will show you a quick scratch and peel method.

Step 1: Make Two Scratches on the Top of CD

Use a knife or basically anything to make two scratches on the top of the cd about half-inch apart.

Step 2: Place Strip of Tape Over the Scratches

Here I used some cheap Scotch tape. Place a strip over the scratched area, pressing it down firm.

Step 3: Peel Off Tape

Peel away the tape and with it comes a layer of the CD, making it useless. Some have suggested to use the microwave, but this can harm your microwave and cause toxic fumes. For me, this is the fastest and easiest way to ensure your data is unreadable before you trash those CDs.
For the paranoid, repeat steps and peel the entire CD.
hammer...'nuff said
what about a shotgun?
Hmmm... What about a chainsaw? <sup><sub><sup><sub><sup>MWAHAHAHAHHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!</sup></sub></sup></sub></sup><br/>
something of my pyrotechnic senses tell me something...not sure what tho...
Hmmm.. They`re saying "SET IT ON FIRE!!!!!!!!!!!!!"!
No, not quite more like nap-something napple? no, nap...hrmmm
"Drop an apple on it" probably.
apple...no...napal....hrmmmm
Nepal?
Napalm..
How about facepalm?
Whats this Will421 Or...<br>Dadada*BEEP*danadaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa<br>*CRACK*dedadeedeeda*BEEP*UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU<br>UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU<br>UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU*BEEEEEEEEEEEE<br>EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE<br>EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE<br>EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE<br>EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE<br>EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE<br>EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE<br>P**SHOOM**FING**CHING*da da da daaaaaaaaa da dadada! daaa<br>*FOOM*PPPPPPPPEEEEEEEERRRRRROOOOOOOOOOOONNNNNNNNNNN<br>*CD drive and CD both catch on fire* *BEEP**BEEP**BEEP**BEEP*<br>*BEEP**BEEP**BEEP**BEEP**BEEP**BEEP**BEEP**BEEP**BEEP*<br>*BEEP**BEEP**BEEP**BEEP**BEEP**BEEP**BEEP**BEEP**BEEP*<br>*BEEP**BEEP**BEEP**BEEP**BEEP**BEEP**BEEP**BEEP**BEEP*<br>*BEEP**BEEP**BEEP**BEEP**BEEP*<br>
PUT A BIG SCRATCH ON THE INNER AND OUTER RIM
Good idea, and will keep most people from reading the disc. HOWEVER, if you have really sensitive info, like nuclear weapons launch codes, or someone with a lot of money wants the disc, this is a bad idea. The disc will be unreadable by conventional means but a really determined person with the right equipment can salvage most of the data off the disc.<br /> <br /> That said, if you have to destroy a CD&nbsp;that throughly, I&nbsp;think you can risk destroying a microwave doing so.
I prefer the old method of letting gravity do all the hard work.&nbsp; Set the CD on the concrete sidewalk, carry a cinder block onto the roof, drop cinderblock, and watch the CD smash.<br /> <br /> Either that, or using fireworks is always fun.<br />
another very easy and cheap way to destroy it is throwing it to a fire, or burning it vith a lighter
&nbsp;Good idea! However, I prefer the &quot;apply 12,00 volts and stand back&quot; method. Your Idea is very useful! Although I must say mine is more fun!
Napalm<br />
of couse, for those of you who have no lives, its always fun to shot it...
i just cut mine into 1/4 sections with plain old scissors
I would get my sister to draw and paint on the CD then I put it in to my test PC and run a batch that make the drive go <em>so FAST</em> that it shatters.<br/>
oooooooooo!or make it sing a Star Wars theme song...daadadadnandnadnand!!!daaaaaaaaaa....
More like <br/>dadadadadadadadadadadad... *BOOM* daaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa<br/>aaaaaaaaaaa*CRASH*aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa<br/>aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa...<br/>a a a a a aa aaaa aa a a *BANG* dandadndandand<br/>adadadadadadadddadadddddddddddddddddddddd<br/>ddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddddd*SHOOM*<br/>*BEEP**BEEP*BEEP**BEEP**BEEP*BEEP**BEEP**BEEP*BEEP*<br/>*BEEP**BEEP*BEEP**BEEP**BEEP*BEEP**BEEP**BEEP*BEEP*<br/>
Or...<br/>Dadada*BEEP*danadaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa<br/>*CRACK*dedadeedeeda*BEEP*UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU<br/>UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU<br/>UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU*BEEEEEEEEEEEE<br/>EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE<br/>EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE<br/>EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE<br/>EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE<br/>EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE<br/>EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE<br/>P**SHOOM**FING**CHING*da da da daaaaaaaaa da dadada! daaa<br/>*FOOM*PPPPPPPPEEEEEEEERRRRRROOOOOOOOOOOONNNNNNNNNNN<br/>*CD drive and CD both catch on fire* *BEEP**BEEP**BEEP**BEEP*<br/>*BEEP**BEEP**BEEP**BEEP**BEEP**BEEP**BEEP**BEEP**BEEP*<br/>*BEEP**BEEP**BEEP**BEEP**BEEP**BEEP**BEEP**BEEP**BEEP*<br/>*BEEP**BEEP**BEEP**BEEP**BEEP**BEEP**BEEP**BEEP**BEEP*<br/>*BEEP**BEEP**BEEP**BEEP**BEEP*<br/>
Then: *Computer says "Your CD has been successfuly destroyed."*
dananananan...danananan danadnadn (ode joy)
bEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEp
Hmmmm.... What about spitting on it?
Maybe... Using it as that thing you place a cup on?
I think the best thing to do would be to make a guitar pick. Recycle your data!
How about 5 seconds in a shredder? Does a fantastic job, but sucks for the cd/dvd. lol
The disc can still be read with the right equipment.
Hold the CD in two hands like you're in McDonald's avert' holding a Big Mac.<br/>Move your elbows downwards such that you are <em>bending</em> the disc, until it <em>snaps</em> in a shower of glitter and broken plastic...<br/>Job done.<br/><br/>L<br/>
just be sure to wear goggles, CD's & DVD's are explosive.
I did say "shower of glitter and broken plastic" L
My favorite and faster method is to just cut them in half with a pair of aviation snips. just two cuts, It doesn't get easier than that.
Microwaves are good fun too.
I destroy CD's and DVD's by placing them in the microwave oven for 5 seconds... cool light show, and nothing on the disc survives.

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