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audio cd's play slow

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by genharris, Feb 19, 2003.

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  1. genharris

    genharris Thread Starter

    Feb 18, 2003
    Weird. Takes me back to my scratchy old vinyl days.
    When i try to play an audio cd the sound is noticably slowed down. Paul McCartney sound like James Earl Jones.

    Any suggestions?
  2. memmiller

    memmiller It's My Birthday!

    Feb 18, 2003
    How old is the drive? It may be time to replace it with a new one also check the disks them selves for dust and or dirt. How many resources free do you have and software app. are you using to play the cd in? There may some dust build up on the laser lense that could cause your drive to respond slowly or poorly. There are disc cleaners out on the retail market for about 10-20 bucks you can get one that will clean the cd's as well as the laser lense.

    Hope this helps some.
  3. simonkeeps

    simonkeeps It's My Birthday!

    Feb 14, 2003
    There are several programs out there that will
    check your drivespeed, etc. That should detect any
    problems in the drive. Doesn't sound good though;
    cleaning your CDs or lens will not increase the
    drivespeed I know that. Perhaps it is a more
    technical matter, but it could also be a bad cable
    or something along those lines. Check the drive
    first though. perhaps someone could post a link
    to a good drivespeed program. I use Nero but
    it's not free.
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