EAC-ing a scratched CD?
Mar 27, 2006 at 10:22 AM Thread Starter Post #1 of 7

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Hello. I have a rare, limited production and long out of production CD with a couple of scratches on it. The disc has been thoroughly cleaned. I have tried to rip the CD using Exact Autio Copy with 3 different CDROMs with no luck. Two of them skip and one of them freezes my PC. One CDROM even took 15+ hours to rip the track.

Is there anything I can do, or will I have to live with the skips?
 
Mar 27, 2006 at 11:04 AM Post #2 of 7

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Who and what is the CD? Maybe someone has a copy and can burn a copy for you. Have you tried the CD repair thread?

Sorry to hear about the scratches. Hope someone can help you.

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Mar 27, 2006 at 11:34 AM Post #3 of 7

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I'd rather not say the name of the CD out of embarrassment
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Trust me, no one here has it.


Is this the thread you're talking about?

http://www6.head-fi.org/forums/showt...ight=CD+repair
 
Mar 27, 2006 at 10:10 PM Post #4 of 7

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I did some analysis with a magnifying glass and a bright light. It looks like the two small scratches causing me problems are on the top/graphics side of the disc so what I need is some excellent software error correction. I may use a program like goldwave and manually try to clean up the track as well, but that's a last resort.
 
Mar 28, 2006 at 1:11 AM Post #5 of 7

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Quote:

Originally Posted by st5150
I'd rather not say the name of the CD out of embarrassment


comon... i doubt it's anything that nobody here hasn't listened to.
 
Mar 28, 2006 at 1:50 AM Post #6 of 7

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Believe it or not, I tried a 4th CDROM drive and some vaseline on both sides of the disc.... it actually worked! I don't think the vaseline did anything, but this CD/DVD ROM drive I found seems quite good at reading these difficult tracks.



I did some research online and cleaing the disc with brasso seems to be the best way to repair damaged CDs if anyone wants to save themselves the trouble of research. Fortunately I was able to find a CDROM drive that was sensative enough to save me $4 in brasso brass polish
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Mar 28, 2006 at 2:13 AM Post #7 of 7

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If the scratch is on the surface that face the laser, I suggest you a resurfacing service, usually for 3 bucks they will leave the CD like new, just choose one that uses the Azuradisc machine...I have resurfaced a few of them with very good results mostly mirror finish on them...if the dmage is onthe printed side, there is no solution...

Just use this guys and forget other solutions that will do any help on the CD....

http://www.doowop.com/cd_repair.htm
 

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