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A CD won't load . . .  Is it defective?

288 Views 1 Reply Latest reply: Apr 26, 2013 9:13 AM by Allan Jones RSS
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Apr 26, 2013 8:47 AM

Sorry . . . I want to read some information on a CD (borrowed from my library) but it ejects itself immediately after being inserted.  Is my operating system too old, or could it be that the CD has been damaged or is dirty?  Thank-you.

iMac, Mac OS X (10.4.11)
  • Allan Jones Level 7 Level 7 (29,575 points)
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    Apr 26, 2013 9:13 AM (in response to hollyclffrd)

    Library CDs and DVDs get a real workout so your diagnosis is likely right. My wife works at our public library and they have a disk cleaner/buffer on hand becasue of the way disks get treated by some patrons.

     

    Can you see scratches on the disk? Will the disk work in other computers or devices?

     

    AS for you OS being too old, we would have to know the subject of the CD and whether it requires you to use an application that is on the disk for access to the data

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