I have a portable CD player by Sony. It is about 2 years old. About a month ago I noticed my CDs were starting to skip. I have had this before so I figured OK I’ll get a new portable player. I have done this before and it always was the CD player getting old.
Today for the first time I looked at the CDs and they have HOLES in them. I then took an old CD that I didn’t want played it thru and on the third time thru playing on this old CD player sure enough it has a hole in it.
So a quick look at my CDs reveled some actually had a hole and some just had the front part the lable scrapped off no hole but I could see thru it, though no actual hole and others looked all scratched from the back.
So I tried another CD I didn’t like, sure enough the first time thru the back was all scratchy and skipped in my home CD player.
Now I have a hell of a lot of CDs ruined. OK granted it’s my fault I didn’t look when they first started skipping I assumed it was the CD player.
I thought CD players didn’t touch the CD. I thought it was lasers. So what the heck HOW did the portable player put actual holes in my CD
Here’s one ironic thing. Not one of the homemade CDs I copied was effected. I took a CD I copied off of my friends computer, one I burned myself. I played it all night in the CD player, no damage, no skips. So apparently it only ruined the commercially produced CDs
Which begs me to asks two other questions. First of all any hope for these CDs? Can they be salvaged or am I gonna have to shell out for some 50 ruined CDs?
Second any idea of a good portable CD player, I’m thru with Sony. (I know that last question isn’t a Fact question but I thought I’d throw it in here)