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  1. #1

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    Jan 27, 2007
    problem ripping cds to iTunes
    This happpens on random cds. I put the cd into iTunes and the disc spins up and then slows down, and the read speeds go way down.

    Then after I start listening to the cd's on my 80 gig iPod, the sound goes out like audio drop outs. Then it comes back and then it leaves again.

    Maybe I need a new cd burner or maybe I just need to clean the lens?
    Any body else have this problem?


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    louishen's Avatar
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    Oct 22, 2007
    Mac Mini Core i7 2012 | White 2009 MacBook 2 Ghz | 733 Mhz G4 Quicksilver
    sounds like either dirty scratched CDs or a faulty drive

    I would try cleaning disks and lens first

  3. #3

    Member Since
    Jan 27, 2007
    The cd's are literally brand new not a scratch on em.

    The drive is old I'm trying to decide whether to get a new one or just clean the lens.

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    Feb 14, 2008
    MacBook(3,1): C2D 2.2ghz, 4g RAM, 10.7.5; iMac(12,1): 2.5ghz i5, 16gb RAM, 10.9.1; iPhone5S iOS7.04
    Perhaps try using a different program to rip your CDs. Look for a freeware program called "MAX," which is, in essence, an OSX equivalent to a Wintel program called "Exact Audio Copy," which rips CDs with intense error checking mechanisms that most rippers don't have.

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    Dec 20, 2006
    Lake Mary, Florida
    15" MBP, Core i7/2GHz, 8GB RAM, 480GB Crucial M500 SSD
    Also, be aware that some commercial CDs do have different forms of copy protection designed to thwart playing/ripping on computers.
    Liquid and computers don't mix. It might seem simple, but we see an incredible amount of people post here about spills. Keep drinks and other liquids away from your expensive electronics!

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