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Graham Ritchie
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From: New Zealand
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 - posted September 10, 2013 12:14 AM      Profile for Graham Ritchie   Email Graham Ritchie   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I guess things are not all "gloom and doom" [Big Grin] ..found a place in town that sells "records" They are making a bit of a come back out here and the folk that own this business are doing pretty good. However they sell heaps of second hand CDs and DVDs as well as records so there is something for everyone.

Its great to rummage through "records" again...some good stuff.

Graham. [Smile]

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Robert Crewdson
Phenomenal Film Handler

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Went past a place yesterday that had plenty of turntables in the window.

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Mike McCord
Film Handler

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From: Birmingham, AL, USA
Registered: Jun 2013

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Having spent the last 25 years being a "reputer compairman", I have been able to recover data from non-working cd's and dvd's - and you can too!
There are several programs available that will read the "good" parts of the platter and allow for recovery. Often enough, you wind up with the whole cd/dvd data image and all you have to do is burn it to another platter.
One program I have used is http://www.jufsoft.com/badcopy/.
Do a google search and you can find many others...(I am not associated with this or any other product or company.) Try this, you have nothing to lose!

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Yanis Tzortzis
Jedi Master Film Handler

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From: Greece
Registered: Aug 2005

 - posted September 10, 2013 11:24 AM      Profile for Yanis Tzortzis   Author's Homepage   Email Yanis Tzortzis   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
...speaking of USB sticks, bought one last month...512 GB space! And no, haven't stored any movies on it! [Razz]


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Bill Brandenstein
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From: California
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Mike, that's a great idea but at some point whatever's causing the error rates to rise will overtake any drive's ability to create a useful "average" of what's readable on the disc. I'm hoping that someone will invent a drive that has laser-modification options (color, timing, intensity) that will be adaptive to decomposing dyes.

Meanwhile, expensive gold-wafer archival discs are probably still the safest bet, best ordered through professional bulk suppliers - if you don't mind spending $250 for a spindle of 100. (I do.)

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