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Can a cd be repaired to be readable?

I have a cd with a lot of several data files that apparently has been scratched and wont read? Is there anything that can be done?

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A disk can be refinished fairly cheaply. In my area Blockbuster does it. Call your local computer shops and such im sure someone has a refinisher.

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