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Windows 7: Audio disks appear blank

25 Aug 2012   #1
microbillgates

MS Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 
Audio disks appear blank

When I insert a audio disk windows says the disk is empty this happens 75% of the time

But the disk works on cd players


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25 Aug 2012   #2
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

Two possibilities:
  • Dust and hair inside the drive. Clean out with a can of compressed air.
  • Failing/misaligned laser head. Drive replacement is usually the best solution.
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25 Aug 2012   #3
microbillgates

MS Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

Is it safe to use compressed air on a laptop disk drive?
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25 Aug 2012   #4
microbillgates

MS Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

Someone help :C
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25 Aug 2012   #5
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by microbillgates View Post
Is it safe to use compressed air on a laptop disk drive?
Yes.
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25 Aug 2012   #6
microbillgates

MS Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

Thxs I'm just testing how many disks
  1. Read(Data)
  2. Read(Empty)
  3. Not read
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25 Aug 2012   #7
microbillgates

MS Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

Ok I did the testing and

  • Green = Not Read
  • Red = Read but was empty
  • Blue = Read with data on.
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25 Aug 2012   #8
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

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That confirms what you said in post #1.
Have you blown it out yet?
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26 Aug 2012   #9
microbillgates

MS Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

I am unable to get any compressed air so on saturday I'm gonna get a USB disk drive
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