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How do I repair big crack in CD?

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by Pbryanw, Oct 9, 2005.

  1. Pbryanw

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    I got sent a CD of jpg pictures by an old aquaintance recently. Took it out of the case and must have applied too much pressure as the CD cracked. The crack is just one line aboout a mm in width from the center of the CD to the edge of the CD. It appears on both sides of the CD.

    I daren't put it in my CD-ROM case just in case it breaks the drive. Anyway is there some way to fix it or recover the information on it which isn't too expensive. The pictures on it are sentimental so I'd like to get them back if possible.

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    Val
     
  2. The Dude

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    Sellotape, crossed fingers, and a nice old 4x CDROM drive would be my advice.. :devil:
     
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    Yep, get an old CD ROM drive. Your IT Tech probably has one stashed in his / her shed. Copy whatever data you can!
     
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    or get them to send you another cd?

    depending on its worth to you you can send it off to some experts for a fair few bob who will get it back for you
     
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    I still remember putting an old CD-R in a 52x CD-Rom.......it was carnage!! Drive spun the CD-R upto 52x, then...nothing, but 1001 pieces of CD-R rattling about in the drive!
     
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    Hmm I think I might take it as a sign that I should stop being so sentimental. Either that or I'll ask them to send the CD again. The problem is it was a custom slideshow of photos from our time together at University and I've fallen out of contact with them. Hmmmmm... might just leave it as is - I was able to view it once before it cracked so maybe it was a sign that I should move on.
     
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    Why do i get the impression, a girl is involved here?
     

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