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CD Drive won't rip songs from the disk

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  1. DrPepper

    DrPepper The Doctor is in the house

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    Some songs got lost in my HDD so I was doing the usual replacing them by ripping them from the CD. The album is stadium arcadium and I tried it with itunes which ripped about 3 songs and then the rest of them it added them but they didn't have any information just the title and the song length was 780 minutes or something like that.

    Windows media player wont rip them at all and I'm not sure what to do. I've tried installing games and watching dvd's to see if the drive is fucked but they work perfectly. Anyone got any ideas :confused: It just seems to be this cd and its never out its case and the cd's are both in mint condition.
     
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    My Cds do that sometimes as well..It might be the drive? do you have another burner to test the Cd on?
     
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    DrPepper The Doctor is in the house

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    It works on the xbox360 and my downstairs. Going to connect an ide drive and see if it wants to annoy me.
     
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    If the disc still plays, sound like the laser on your cd drive is dieing or needs cleaning. Can use a cd cleaning product from any store to clean it. But no disc should work properly if this is the case.
     
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    Yeah Let me know..You might need to just clean the Laser.
     
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    Trying other cd's atm. Using audio because they will skip if the laser needs cleaned.

    Ok I tried DVD's and they work fine but it seems to be every audio CD I have and it seems to be every track except track one ? any ideas and dae ja vu for me.
     
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    So The everyother song is skipping?
     
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    DrPepper The Doctor is in the house

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    Yeah except some work it seems random :( I can't hook up another drive atm because hawx is downloading :laugh: This is bugging me I've got an old cd only drive and a newer combo drive to test it on and see if they work.
     
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    An old LG dvd read drive I had stopped reading DVDs after a while so I pitched it and got a new one. It was still reading cds at the time.
     
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    My guess is its the drive man :( You might have to get a new one.
     
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    Yeah that sucks but I might keep it for dvd's since it works for them and have a second drive for Cd's. I don't use cd's alot anyway just when I lose some music.
     
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    Yeah dude that should work out fine for you than.
     
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    I would try my old favorite ripping/encoding program, CDex.
     
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    Cheers I'l give that a try and see if its the programs.
     
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    winamp also has a nice ripper in it, you can slow your drive way down which can help.
     
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    Ok I found a spare drive that I ordered and never used and holy crap it is loud as hell and rips songs very fast. I was scared in case they actualy blew up because this thing is really loud but at least it is ripping my songs.
     

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