Whats the best method for cleaning CD'S

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by dave m, Nov 4, 2003.

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    dave m Guest

    I herd of baking soda toothpaste does the trick, any other ideas.

    dave m, Nov 4, 2003
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    °Mike° Guest


    °Mike°, Nov 4, 2003
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    dave m Guest

    dave m, Nov 4, 2003
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    °Mike° Guest

    <Attribute marks corrected>

    You're welcome.
    °Mike°, Nov 4, 2003
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    Dolly Guest

    Dolly, Nov 4, 2003
  6. Whatever you do, always remember; your motion should ALWAYS be radial -
    drawing lines from the center of the CD to the outside in a strait line.

    Just like on a vinyl record, the CD data runs in rings. Draw additional
    circular rings on top of them, and you get skipping. Radial lines, at
    worst, will make the CD re-read the spots a few extra times to verify
    the data.
    BuffNET Tech Support - MichaelJ, Nov 4, 2003
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    Kalaku Guest

    Wear a clean cotton/poly t-shirt, or cotton flannel. Breathe a cloud of
    steam onto the CD like the way your grandma used to clean your glasses. Rub
    your tummy with CD, polishing it on the T-shirt.

    Years ago, our radio station had hundreds of grubby, scratched,
    fingerprinted CDs, and we converted to players that kept each CD in a
    protective caddy. Staff got together to clean up the disks and install
    them, and this was the method that worked best.

    It helps if you have a few dozen brand new giveaway t-shirts laying around.

    (Incidentally, do not try this wearing even the softest acrylic sweater
    unless you're deliberately trying to ruin the CD.)
    Kalaku, Nov 5, 2003
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    trollster Guest

    clean cd with mild soap and water
    air dry
    insert questionable cd into cdrom,
    copy cd
    throw crappy cd away
    trollster, Nov 5, 2003
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