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Is there a way of rewriting non-rewritable cds/dvds? Answered

Im expecting the obvious answer, but you never know.

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kelseymh

Best Answer 9 years ago

No. With a single-write disk, the material is permanently altered by the high-power laser which burns in the data (different sized holes for zeros and ones). Once that's done, it's forever. Think of taking a knife and cutting hole in a piece of tinfoil. You're stuck with it.

A rewritable disk uses a different technology. The metal inside can be either highly reflective or not, and the laser is used to melt and refreeze spots into either of those states, selectively.

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aarone

9 years ago

No. Rewritable discs are rewritable because the material that is written on has properties that allow it to essentially be 'wiped' and returned to a 'writable' state. Single-write discs use a different material, which cannot be wiped.

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Bigev

9 years ago

Well, you could try sharpie. Haha. But seriously, no. not really.