From: asbesto <asbesto(a)freaknet.org>
To: "Al Kossow" <aek(a)bitsavers.org>
Subject: Re: [TUHS] Recovering flaky CDs
Date: Wed, 31 Oct 2007 10:22:33 +0100
Tue, Oct 30, 2007 at 04:26:14PM -0700, Al Kossow wrote:
anybody on this list who knows a way of recovering flaky CDs?
Easiest first step is
try using different kinds of CD/CD-R/DVD-R drives.
I have found some 'unreadable' CDs could be read using a DVD drive.
I remember a very old SONY cd-rom reader capable of reading very
damaged cd! It was the SONY CDU-33A, it has his
own controller, so was not an IDE or SCSI drive. But it can be
connected to an old soundcard like Spectrum or other similars,
having some cdrom interfaces.
sorry for my bad english :)
Those CD Doctor "cleaners" (they actually do a minor
resurfacing of the disc) have rescued several discs