Problems reading CD-ROM

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I can read originals CD's on my laptop but it read nothing on a copied one.
It use to work latelty.

Re: Problems reading CD-ROM

On Mon, 31 Oct 2005 00:44:05 -0500, "Martin Lambert"

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Probably dirty or wearing out.  Try the discs on another
system just to be sure they're readable and if so, try
blowing out your laptop drive with compressed air.  Beyond
that it's probably time to buy a new drive.

Re: re:Problems reading CD-ROM

What is "white spirit" ?

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re:Problems reading CD-ROM

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Pure alcohol based liquid - doesn't smear or smudge and non abrasive.
Your local hardware store should be able to sort you out, as long as
you don't go in with a dirty mack and ask for it in a brown paper bag
suitable for drinking out of. You can also try with methylated spirit,
but you may get a little smearing with that.

re:Problems reading CD-ROM

Or if you feel really adventurous you can try cleaning the lens -
which means
getting some cotton buds and white spirit, dismantling
the drive, gently
cleaning the lens then allowing it to thoroughly
dry before re-assembling and

I've done this many times with desktop drives and never had a problem.
Nevertheless, it isn't for the faint hearted.

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