[TUHS] Recovering flaky CDs

James Petts jpetts at operamail.com
Thu Nov 1 02:25:00 AEST 2007

> ----- Original Message -----
> From: asbesto <asbesto at freaknet.org>
> To: "Al Kossow" <aek at 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:
> > > Is there 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
for me.

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