[Techtalk] CD-ROM weirdness

Alvin Goats agoats at compuserve.com
Wed Dec 15 23:03:35 EST 2004

Last time any of my drives started showing this info, I had to open the
box and re-seat all of the cables. The cables can either "grow
barnacles" (using old vacuum tube parlance) or can vibrate loose
slightly (loading and unloading disks, thumping the box while cleaning,

Sometimes with a CD, the drive has some dust in it that needs to be
blown out or at a minimum, have the lens cleaned.

Good Luck!


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