[TUHS] Recovering flaky CDs

Wilko Bulte wb at freebie.xs4all.nl
Thu Nov 1 05:43:56 AEST 2007

Quoting asbesto, who wrote on Wed, Oct 31, 2007 at 07:28:46PM +0100 ..
> Wed, Oct 31, 2007 at 10:19:05AM -0800, James Petts wrote:
> > > > 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
> > > degrC. Within a day the aluminium layer had holes in it the size of dimes.
> > > Apparantly the protective lacquer was very substandard.
> > And it is the top side (label side) of the CD that is most
> > fragile, not the reading side. There is about 0.5 mm of
> YES - and the oxidation I had was on the top "label" side,
> affecting also the reading side :(

Yep, the protective lacquer is on the label/top side.  The bottom
part aka the disc itself is polycarbonate (IIRC)

> p.s.
> the lack of "reply-to" in this mailing list is very, very
> annoying, because it generate a lot of duplicates.

procmail is you friend.  At least it is my friend ;)


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