[TUHS] Recovering flaky CDs
asbesto at freaknet.org
Thu Nov 1 02:47:36 AEST 2007
Wed, Oct 31, 2007 at 08:25:00AM -0800, James Petts 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
> Those CD Doctor "cleaners" (they actually do a minor
> resurfacing of the disc) have rescued several discs
> for me.
A great problem I had some time ago was a sort of oxydation of the
cd material; this seem to happen using very bad cd brands. i had
this horrible problems with "SEANTRAM" and "PRINCO" cd's; the
princo cd was literally unreadable after only 6 months of age!
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