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    Copy a "scratched to hell and back, then to hell again" cd?

    Thinking of giving something like CloneCD a try.

    Any other suggestions?

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    If your cd-rom won't read it or skips because it is scratched then no proggie is going to help you. You need to repair the orginal cd first.
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    Originally posted by schlurpee
    If your cd-rom won't read it or skips because it is scratched then no proggie is going to help you. You need to repair the orginal cd first.
    Q's always talking about some program that will try reading each bit and byte, however many times is needed.

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    if it's a pressed (original) cd, then find a used CD store-- they usually have industrial sized cd scratch repairers-- I've used that route once or twice, and the cd looked as good as new afterward. Some stores'll charge you a buck or two, and some will do it for free.
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    Originally posted by Qwijib0
    if it's a pressed (original) cd, then find a used CD store-- they usually have industrial sized cd scratch repairers-- I've used that route once or twice, and the cd looked as good as new afterward. Some stores'll charge you a buck or two, and some will do it for free.
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    What's that program you've mentioned? Either CloneCd or EAC or...?

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    Originally posted by Humboldt
    What the hell, do you hide in the shadows until you hear your name?

    What's that program you've mentioned? Either CloneCd or EAC or...?
    EAC is for audio-- so if that's what you're trying to save, use that in paranoid mode, it will grab every last bit possible, just rip to plain WAV, then burn back to CD for the best possible copy. if it's data, then CloneCD can try, but sometimes even it will fail on moderately scratched CDs

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    I've used car polish to get a read on a scratched CD.
    Polish the heck out of it then rip it before you get a finger print on it

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    Originally posted by Chris
    I've used car polish to get a read on a scratched CD.
    Polish the heck out of it then rip it before you get a finger print on it
    Yep...or Brasso....and they even make a plastic polish. Just make sure you rub and polish from the center to the edge of the disc and not in a circle.

    Q man is also right on the money. If you polish is first, then use EAC to rip it....you can more than likely get a brand new sounding disc.

    There are also cd polishing kits on the market. DR.X or at least that's as good as I can print how it's called here. It works pretty good if your disc isn't gouged too deep.
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    Originally posted by Humboldt
    What the hell, do you hide in the shadows until you hear your name?

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