[TUHS] Recovering flaky CDs
angus at fairhaven.za.net
Thu Nov 1 03:15:09 AEST 2007
Warner Losh wrote:
> From: "James Petts" <jpetts at operamail.com>
> Subject: Re: [TUHS] Recovering flaky CDs
> Date: Wed, 31 Oct 2007 08:25:00 -0800
>>> ----- 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.
> I've used cdparanoia to recover badly damaged audio disks. Are there
> not similar programs for data disks?
Dont know how true it is but the local paper here was running a story
about some students using goverment condoms to fix scratched cd's. They
worked for 3 uses. Never tried it as most of the stuff i have on cd i
can get again.
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