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Labeling CDs

by Barbara J. Feldman November 18, 2003

Although gummed CD labels from a print-them-yourself kit can look cool, there is evidence that over time they can destroy your CDRs, leaving them totally unreadable. The safest method for labeling a CDR is a permanent marker on the clear inside ring, where no data is stored. For details read Langa Letter:

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Cleaning CDs

by Barbara J. Feldman April 1, 2003

When a CD doesn’t play correctly, try washing it gently with warm water and a squirt of liquid dish soap, and then drying it with a clean lint-free towel. This will remove finger prints, but not scratches. If this doesn’t solve the problem, try a mild abrasive such as baking soda toothpaste or furniture polish. […]

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