I saw one a few years ago and I had no trouble with it -- it was a group popular with pre-teen kids (as one of mine was at the time) and I don't remember any problems
with it (I usually made copies for the car, so the kids wouldn't risk their original discs) -- but I honestly don't remember very much about it at all.
I did find a description at Wikipedia
which notes that the audio side doesn't fully comply with the Red Book (the authoritative reference for CDs), so I suppose an individual drive might have a problem with it.
Can you get it to play
-- either through the computer or a CD player?
EDIT: Make sure you've got the right side. If I recall correctly there was a tiny label around the hub -- the label should read "audio" facing up, when the audio side is down -- the usual arrangement.
I don't think I can help you more than that -- I don't know that the kids even still have it.
Edited by Capn Easy, 24 August 2009 - 07:00 PM.