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13th June 2002, 01:54
I have been loading my cd's into my cd drive on my laptop, (i mean audio cd's) but when they play, it comes out scratchy. I can play mp3's and other audio fine on my pc, just not from my cd drive. Can someody plz tell me how to measure the speed and designer of my cd drive, so I can ask if it is just too slow, or is it broken...
13th June 2002, 02:55
all audio cd are read at 1x speed (i think) so it is not that your drive is too slow
have you tried listening to the CD's in a normal audio CD player? what is the sound like then? If it is still bad then it is the CD, if not, try getting a lens cleaner for CD drive
13th June 2002, 05:43
Also, CD-ROM drives are a lot more sensitive than stereo component players. A slightly scratched disc that plays normally on a stereo may have artifacts on a computer player.
13th June 2002, 05:57
Could also be the cdroms mechanism being full of dust and stuff. I gave away an old 8x cdrom to a mate whos a technitian cos it was giving similar probles that youre discribing. He pulled it apart, cleaned it out properly, put some grease on all the gears and it worked fine after that.
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