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Question #4525 posted on 03/24/2004 12:01 a.m.
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Dear 100 Hour Board,

Just a comment on the question regarding how CD players track where they're at in CD's, and how they remember it. Many CD players will remember up to 10 different CD's, so when you pop that CD back in (even after listening to something else) you're still in the same place. Basically all it does is store a CD identifier and the current location in memory, and when you reload that CD, it pulls it up using the CD identifier, and you're good to go. (BTW, when you put a CD in, it resets the laser because it goes and reads the CD table of contents to verify that it's a valid CD)

- Board writer who missed that question the first time 'round