MLA Citation: Bloomfield, Louis A. "Question 426"
How Everything Works 15 Jul 2018. 15 Jul 2018 <http://howeverythingworks.org/print1.php?QNum=426>.
426. How does the player (laser) read the whole disk at once?
It doesn't. It reads only a tiny portion of the disk at any given moment. The disk spins and the reading system slowly works its way from the center of the disk towards its edge, following a spiral path around the disk.

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