because I knew it was possible and suspected it was true.
I had to "fix" it today because the belt slips and the CD wouldn't come out,
which gave me an excuse to un-make and re-make it.
Although I made mine in an external drive case it is actually easier to make it inside your (PC) Box,
but then there is the danger of someone being dumb enough to play the CD in the wrong drive.
Step 1: Find stuff...
If it's used it may be full of dust.
The one I used I got new, but the belts got slack and it no longer ejects,
and that is why I am working on it "now".
AND... any amplified computer speakers that have their own power supply,
and volume controls... as loud as you prefer...
AND... a power supply that has the power for the CDROM drive.
AND... a box to make it in. Could be a cardboard box. Could be your PC.
Just one more thing about the drive, it should have at least 2 buttons.
Mine has "stop/eject" and"play/skip".
A drive with the Play button can play CDs without the computer.
You KNOW you have a virus if your other CD drive (only) stops playing CD's.
Follow this instructable and it will be able to play CDs again.