Fwd: Old burned CDs that are flaky or unreadable

Charles Curley charlescurley at charlescurley.com
Mon Apr 13 08:25:06 MDT 2009

On Wed, Apr 08, 2009 at 05:09:49PM -0600, Jeremy Willden wrote:
> Charles,
> Apparently I can't post to the mailing list, though I'm subscribed.  See my
> suggestion below.

Odd, I hope you got this resolved. Are you subscribed under another
email address which you then forward to gmail?

> Good luck
> Jeremy
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> From: <plug-owner at plug.org>
> Date: Wed, Apr 8, 2009 at 5:08 PM
> Subject: Old burned CDs that are flaky or unreadable
> To: jeremy.willden at gmail.com
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> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Jeremy Willden <jeremy.willden at gmail.com>
> To: plug at plug.org
> Date: Wed, 8 Apr 2009 17:08:23 -0600
> Subject: Old burned CDs that are flaky or unreadable
> I suggest trying the flaky/failed CDs on several different drives.  I have had
> burned CDs not read on several drives, but one worked better than the others so
> I could copy and re-burn the disc.  I had good luck with an old (maybe 4x burn
> speed) drive.

I tried that before I asked for help. I could try that again with
dd-rescue. But I gave up and bought replacement CDs.


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