Axial scratches are much more serious than radial scratches because they follow the data path, causing a long, usually unrecoverable sequential string of errors that are usually audible as a repeating scratching sound or outright dropout. But a CD repair kit can completely repair this damage if you work hard enough at it. See here. It took a Stuck On You - Lecia* - Det En Hemlighed (CD) to perfect the acrylic sealer used on the label side of CDs to protect the reflective layer, and as a result, some early CDs are susceptible to this.
On CDsthe cause is oxygen penetrating the acrylic layer, leading to oxidation. The end result is damage or discolouration of the reflective layer. Damage to the reflective layer cannot be repaired, see below. Discolouration of the reflective layer will affect reflectance. Newer and better optical pickups can still operate properly with less reflectance, especially pickups designed for rewriteable media as it is less reflective.
However, this damage is progressive and irreversible, and there will come a point where it's no longer reflective enough for any drive to be able to read it without errors. A disc affected by CD rot cannot be repaired, it must be replaced. Fortunately this damage is rare and the manufacturer most affected by this has stated that it will replace any such CDs. Hold the CD up to a light. If you can see Stuck On You - Lecia* - Det En Hemlighed (CD) through scratches or pinholes in the label, you have label-side scratches.
This damage cannot be repaired. The reflective layer has been removed. No optical pickup, no matter how good it is, Stuck On You - Lecia* - Det En Hemlighed (CD), can ever read data without a reflective layer present.
Simply restoring the reflective surface, say with silver paint, won't help either. The critical structures which form the data layer are only nanometres deep, so small they can only be seen with a microscope. If the damage is enough to have scratched off the label varnish, acrylic sealer and aluminum layer, it almost surely has scratched off this tiny layer, so making this layer reflective again won't help - the data is gone.
Protect your CDs from label damage! Perhaps one of the easiest ways to avoid label damage - never write on the label side in ballpoint pen. As explained above, the data layer is microscopic.
If the disc moves even slightly while the master is being pressed into it, the data layer could be compromised. No repair is possible. These discs are defective right from the factory. The defect may or may not be visible to the naked eye - I have one such disc which has an odd wave-like pattern in the reflective layer near the affected track. Not all tracks can be affected, and not all players may have trouble with the disc. Fortunately this damage is rare. Disc masters are carefully checked and finished discs are spot-checked.
A defective master would either be spotted before production or if every spot-check fails. A defective disc would therefore have to be produced by a perfect master but escape the spot-check. This means they are quite rare. Provided you retain proof-of-purchase, almost all retail stores will replace such defective discs. Jump to: navigationsearch. Categories : Pages with broken file links Troubleshooting Media formats. Views Page Discussion View source History. All rights reserved.
Contents 1 Repairing Damaged Discs 1. Smudges, Fingerprints or Dirt 1. If this doesn't work Windows, macOS, Linux, etc. It sounds strange, yes, but most computer optical drives, including external ones and those you'll find in your game systems like Xbox and PlayStation, have a tiny pinhole that's designed as a last resort method to get the drive bay open.
The whole process will take less than a few minutes and is very easy. Unfold the paper clip until there's at least 1 to 2 inches 2 to 5 cm that are as close to straight as you can get it.
Look closely at your disc drive. Directly under or above the drive bay door the part that 'ejects' the discthere should be a very small pinhole.
If you have one of those desktop optical drives where a large door flips down before the drive bay ejects, pull that down with your finger and then look for the pinhole. Some older desktops require the opening of the front panel, sort of like a large "door" to the computer's housingto get to this pinhole. Insert the paper clip into the pinhole. Inside the drive, directly behind the pinhole, is a small gear that, when rotated, will begin to manually open the drive.
Remove and reinsert the paper clip as often as needed to eject the drive bay enough to grab hold of it. Slowly pull the drive bay until it's fully retracted. Take care not to pull too quickly or to continue to pull when you feel resistance. Tech support scams are an industry-wide issue where scammers trick you into paying for unnecessary technical support services. You can help protect yourself from scammers by verifying that the contact is a Microsoft Agent or Microsoft Employee and that the phone number is an official Microsoft global customer service number.
I inserted a dvd in the dvd drive of my laptop and it is now in the computer! I ejected the dvd and the disc didnt come out, Stuck On You - Lecia* - Det En Hemlighed (CD) a blank ejection thingy sorry im not very technical.
I think it is stuck in my computer and i am freaking out! Yeah - this is a mechanical issue really. You will have to jostle the drive around Stuck On You - Lecia* - Det En Hemlighed (CD) it gets the CD in the right place so you can get it out. If fail, try, try again. Or open the CD case to look for it
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