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Do original CD's deteriorate? - 9/29/2001 6:22:16 AM   
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I apologise if this is not the right place to post this but I want to know if original CD's deteriorate without obvious reason.
I have seen many CD's with small "holes" in the reflective layer.
Is there a way to avoid that?

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RE: Do original CD's deteriorate? - 9/29/2001 12:55:57 PM   
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There is some virus that eat CDs. The small holes possibly are produced when CD manufactured. Even pressed CDs have bad quality

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RE: Do original CD's deteriorate? - 10/4/2001 9:06:22 PM   
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Hello...(excuse my english)
I've been researching for a while this topic and I have found that actually what "eats" cd's is a fungus...yes...a fungus...they creep into the reflective layer from the outer border of the cd and sometines thru the polycarbonate layers. They use the aluminum as food . I live in the tropics (Panama) and 5 years ago lost a Von Karajanīs Bethovenīs 9 Symphony CD (put that one in the trash can)but recently I've found a MGI PhotoSuite SE installation CDROM with the same problem (I will keep this one this time). I do not recall the URL, but there is a couple of guys in Spain researching the exact nature of the damage done by this fungus.

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