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Are your CDs dying a slow death?
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14 May 2014
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This article says so...apparently, according to this article, early CDs from the 1980's are likely to have no data left on them and they won't work anymore....but personally I think the article is completely wrong. All of my 30+ year old CDs are in perfect condition (with the exception of a few used CDs I bought from other people's collections, which occasionally do have a bit of edge rot, but nothing affecting play).

Anyone have any "dead" CDs?

This article disturbed me because I have over 2,000 CDs...I would hate to find out one day they didn't work anymore. I was also a bit disturbed to find out that they are phasing out CD drives on computers.

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Well, I have a copy of Sgt. Pepper from the first CD releases in 1987 that still works fine (sneak a track from it into the show every now and then), for what that's worth.

Being in broadcasting for so long, I'm so ingrained to take such pristine care of CDs and DVDs that you'll be hard-pressed to find any scratches or fingerprints on any of the discs.

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What's a CD?  Is that some archaic technology invented by Alexander Graham Bell from the days of silent movies?blue-meanie Enlarger

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What's a CD?  Is that some archaic technology invented by Alexander Graham Bell from the days of silent movies?blue-meanie Enlarger

I was watching an ancient South Park episode today (from 2001) and they berated a rich person for having a DVD player "what the hell's a DVD?". Now that's dated 

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"dinosaur" CDs.

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Funny that I should come across this thread having just dealt with a dead CD. I've got only myself to blame for it's death, though. I lent it to a friend a while back and just happened to find it in his car yesterday. Partly melted, partly scratched and God knows what other horrible torture it's gone through. Bye, bye, my 1986 Michael Jackson's Thriller CD. 

As for the million other CD's I have and never listen to, they all seem to be fine. 

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It will be to force encourage people to download from itunes or buy some expensive extra that needs some stupid connection that is changed every few years so you have to buy another*. When you see 'Apple' think money, rip-off, incompetent, stupid, and unneccesary extras – its very nice and helpful of each 'Apple' aspiring to be the same as the other. 

I view Apple exactly the same. There's a common understanding among the people I know that an iPhone is for a rather, ehm, well, stupid person. It's a way show off that you have money, really, by owning an Apple product. All you can do is buy stuff on an Apple device. I have no idea how they've managed to brainwash so many people.
Please don't take me personally; My opinion is coming from a poor country where downloading and transferring those *illegaly* downloaded files is, well, almost legal, and definitely common.

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