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The CD skips or hiccups. Can it be repaired and is it worth the cost?

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Make sure the Disk is CLEAN. This is usually the biggest problem, a tiny speck somewhere on the mirror surface. Sometimes so small you cannot see it.

If it keeps skipping then it is probably a hardware problem.

These days although it is probably repairable, the COST makes it uneconomical.

Posted on Jan 31, 2010

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