CD's

Well I was burning some disks and I just started wondering if anyone knew if when you burn CD's, does the reflection from them alter in any way? Would it change if it was just audio? Just visual? Text? Anyone know? I'm really looking forward to using some of the old CD's for an art project.

Posted by A good name 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


CD Changer?

Is there a cheap to make device to grab a cd place it on one pile remove a cd from another pile inject it into a standard cd tray and then signal the computer to press a button?

Posted by zdux0012 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


CD's for power?

I was cleaning my room and found a load of blank CD's. It made me think of all the AOL discs that my house used to get. So I got to thinking - There's a lot of power wasted on these things, right? So, my job for you, Instructables users, is to help me engineer a way to use these CD's to generate solar, wind, tidal, geothermal energy, whatever. Anything renewable. Any ideas?

Posted by A good name 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


how to clean a CD?

I have several CDs that we play often, and they are beginning to hesitate, and/skip.  the only cloth I have now is glasses cleaner.  I wipped one several times, one way, and that helped.  Would wipping it more help? Would it be best to get a special cleaninng cloth, and liquid cleaner?

Asked by killaree 9 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


CD Drive Jam

 How do i remove a CD thats jammed/stuck in my mac book?  It keeps trying to eject every minute.

Asked by gbutler79 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Easy CD Top

Make a quick and easy top with a CD (remember those?) and some lamp parts. You can make the design a little nicer by putting a new pattern on top or just see what the CD art is like when it's all a blur. CD top via Make blog

Posted by fungus amungus 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Copy Cassette to CD

How do I copy my cassette's to CD? I have one car that only has a CD player and I would like to listed to my cassette language learning tape, but can't until I can figure out how to transfer them. I do have a CD burner, but don't know how to get the info from the cassette to the burner or computer. Thanks for your help!

Posted by Rawben 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


CD to LP Help!

I have a CD of mine that I really would like converted back to vinyl is this possible at all?The only thing that I could find is LP to CD conversion such as this site hereAnyone know anything about this?And the CD is Buckethead : Enter The Chicken : P

Posted by jackillac92 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Linux Install CD?

I have a virtual machine (in sun VirtualBox) with a customized version of ubuntu installed in it. Does anyone know how to turn it into an install CD?

Posted by munchman 10 years ago


How to autorun a cd? Answered

Asked by drmjj55 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


waterproofing a CD spindle

Hi all, I've been working on a variation of an existing instructable and I thought I'd asked this q before, but can't find it. SOooo here goes; I need suggestions on sealing a cd spindle into its plastic cover? I've managed to do it with about 4 sticks of hot glue and several burnt knuckle but  there must be an easier way? cheers, flashj

Posted by flashj 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


CDS Cell Help

I need help with a project I am working on. I need A list of parts and a simple diagram for a CDS circuit cell that will turn on a LED(s) when there is no light. It is a circuit that will be powered by a 9 volt battery, and will power 2 5mm LEDs. If you can help me, I will give you credit in the instructable.

Posted by XOIIO 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


How can you remove write protection from a cd? Answered

I have a cd that i got for free somewhere to try out a free program. I want to use it to put files on but if i try to it says it is write protected. Is there any way to remove this

Asked by Scytheon3 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


How to use the discarded CDs and DVDs? Answered

Asked by srazam 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Is there any brand of CD-RW that seem to work the best for people? Answered

 I want to buy some cd-rws but really don't want to experiment with some being better than others and would hope someone might have some helpful experience. 

Asked by timweaver17 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago



what can I do with a que!fire 12x10x32x cd rw drive without cords?

I showed it to a friend and was given it as a gift without connection cords or power cords.

Asked by TOCO 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago



How do you burn a cd on a windows xp? Answered

Asked by Bert99 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


(UK only) Question about Tomorrows World 1980's compact disc demonstration? Answered

 Does anyone one remember The Tomorrow's World demonstration with the first compact discs? As I recall, they poured honey and dust onto it, gave it a quick wipe and it played without a problem. I don't believe my modern cd would stand up to such treatment. Was it a fixed demonstration or were the first cds a bit more robust?

Asked by FriendOfHumanity 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Removing Silver from CD.

Is there a way to remove the silver off of a CD that's relatively fast and doesn't scratch or damage the disk in anyway?

Posted by BoomGuy 11 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


How to make a CD label

I want to create a CD label . Plz help me.

Posted by rajans2 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


What to do with blank CDs

A friend if mine did it.

Posted by REA 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


How to make a live CD

How to make a live CD for a modified linux distro. Include how to make a custom boot screen etc. Thanks, Munchman

Posted by munchman 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


CD Drive laser burner

Can i take 2 cd (CD and or DVD) burners, gut them out and take the diodes that burn the data on the cd and use it to make different art and design on wood? if so, would a single one work or do i have to mount multiple ones to get it to burn wood? and is there any difference in the diodes srength in a CD and DVD burner? and im not gonna go crazy with it and do "bad" stuff.

Posted by KT Gadget 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Cd player turn table

So I want to try to turn a old sony cd diskman circa 1999 into a turn table for cds. My idea here is to have it play but I can stop the disk with my finger and hopefully get a skipping effect, the other idea is to be able to freely move the laser eye and have it still play while doing it. I already have it soldered up so that it can play without the case and have a 9 volt connected to it, but thats about it. Anyone have any idea on how this could be? 

Posted by wickednick 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Burning a Mega-cd disc

My sonic-cd got cracked somehow but i still want to play. i have made 3 discs but none of them work, do i need to burn the ISO file or extract the ISO file and then burn it?

Posted by ultimatesx9 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Computer CD drive into a walkman

hey everyone this is my first post(i never realized there was a forum untill now). Heres the idea: ive got a bag of computer parts and among them is an old cd drive. its got a volume control and a headphone jack built into it. my idea is to put a rechargeable battery on it, turning it into the nerdiest walkman in history. my knowledge of computers is only slightly above basic so i was wondering how i can get it to play and switch to different songs. can i do this by making connections on the ribbon cable port, or is this whole project totally absurd?

Posted by Pyrowuzzup 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


CD Player spinning device

I recently found an old AA powered Portable CD player. Upon dismantling it, I found 6 wires, since which I have tested and discovered their function. My question to you all is, would there be any danger to hooking up a larger battery to the two wires that spin the CD? I tried briefly using a 9 Volt, and the results were simply amazing. I have a hack or two that I could really use this for, and I wanted the opinions of people here to see if there was any danger to doing this.

Posted by MuTe 10 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


digitising cd collection quickly

Can anyone work out how to hack a way to record and store CDs digitally, and quickly, like the Brennan B2. Google 'Brennan b2 how it works PDF'. Thanks.

Posted by isaacacheampong 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


A usb port on a cd player ?

I just thought of this the other day, is there a way to connect a usb port to a  portable cd player?

Asked by pcsheep 8 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


"Ghetto" car CD player?

Over a year ago I saw an I'ble on making a car CD player from an old CD ROM. There are a few I'bles on making CD players, but this one was specific for a car, and was installed with foam and duct tape. It had just the style I'm looking for to complete a project. I can't find it - can anyone help?

Asked by brandegor 9 years ago


Copy record to CD programs

Asked by Steve Buck 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


CD/DVD Rom motors. Answered

There are three motors in a CD or DVD Rom unit. Does anyone know the operating voltage of each motor? Thanks

Asked by ajax70 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


modify cd player to zoetrope

I am looking to modify a portable cd player into a zoetrope. this is fairly easy to do, but i have zero electronics knowledge and thought it would be good to ask if it is even possible.here is an old zoetropehttp://courses.ncssm.edu/gallery/collections/toys/html/exhibit10.htmi just looking for a one second loop of animation to occur.cds spin at about 500 rpm - which when you do the math is about 8x too fast. so how can i modify the cd player to slow down?i know that i could get a strobe light and try variations on the strobe, but since the rate of cd player spin alters from center to far edge (goes more slowly) the strobe light would quickly get out of sync.any thoughts or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Posted by cale 12 years ago  |  last reply 12 years ago


Software to convert Photos to CD's?

My girlfriend has had a few requests to have the photos she takes (Currently edits everything herself and sends to users via dropbox) in a cd format. Now, she claims that the file sizes are too large for a cd to hold, but there has to be a way to do this. I was thinking loading everything onto a SD card or putting a few images onto 1 cd. Is there any software that would hold approximately 10-25 pictures and not be a lesser quality product than what she is currently doing? (She really needs the product she hands over to be good-great quality, she only takes customers via referals.) She has professional camera equipment, a samsung galaxy s 5 and a laptop to edit. If you needs specifications & inventory. Thank you kindly, Tom

Asked by TomM5 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


cd stuck in car cd player

How can yo get a stuck cd out of a car cd player/

Posted by blip91 10 years ago


Portable cd player laser extraction?

Anyone know how to get the laser out of a portable CD player? A have access to an abundant supply f them, I figured I'd be able to make something cool if i was able to obtain the lasers...

Posted by KentsOkay 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


Can't play CDs or DVDs In Laptop

When I insert a CD, DVD, software disc, etc into the tray, I hear 2 beeps, a fast, whirring sound which then stops, but there is nothing else happens. No little disc icon appears on screen. I'm unsure if the drive ever worked, but I assume it did when I installed the disc that came with my latest printer. Windows help & support helped me figure discs are not being read, and led me to find CD/DVD driver in Device Manager for repair or updating drive***THERE IS NO LISTING FOR CD/DVD DRIVE THERE OR UNDER SOUNDS SECTION  IN CONTROL PANEL. I have a Compaq  F700 notebook running Windows Vista.  There are 2 DVD players listed in programs in addition to the Windows Media Player. No luck with any of them. One shows "No Disc" even after disc is inserted. Any help will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Posted by noblepap 6 years ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


Can't play CDs or DVDs In Laptop

When I insert a CD, DVD, software disc, etc, into the tray, I hear a couple of beeps, a fast whirring sound that then stops. No playback happens even set to auto play. No little disc icon appears on screen. I'm unsure if the drive ever worked, but I assume it did when I installed disc that came with my latest printer. Trouble shooting via Windows help & support led me to find drive in Device Manager for repair/update.***I find no listing for a CD/DVD drive there or in sounds section on control panel***I have Compaq F700 notebook running Windows Vista Home Premium. Programs list show 2 DVD players in addition to Windows Media Player. No luck with any of them. (One shows"No Disc" even after disc is inserted). Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Posted by noblepap 6 years ago


can i use clear nailpolish to fix a scratched cd?

Asked by blacklable 9 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


can u get a laser diode from a CD player ?

I needed to know if u can get a laser diode from a CD player

Asked by abf220 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


can i wire a car cd player to use in my garage?

Asked by 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


how do i open a cd on my pc if it doesn't automatically load?

Asked by 19marge55 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


how to copy data from a CD that shows cyclic redundancy error while copying?

 i wanted to copy some data from a CD but while copying, it showed a cyclic redundancy error. can anyone suggest any way that i can copy the data from that CD?

Asked by para p 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago



does anyone know how to store CDs that have broken or lost cases without damaging them? Answered

I don't know what to do with them =/i  

Asked by andieXcandie 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago



I am in need of cd for a credit card camera.

It's one of those China credit card size cameras.Model NO, W10913002 Camera Model, CD-130BT Anntone have any ideas, or a copy of this CD E-Mail .....mountainwoodcarving@netzero.net Thank'st

Asked by mtcarver 10 years ago


Compact DIsk Coasters

Well, I have some cork place mats that are lounging around and also have tons of useless old CDs, so I was wondering about making an instructable for CD coasters. I know that Im going to cut out circles of the cork and put the CDs on them then....but what should I do the CDs before I glue them on? Should I microwave them? Should I paint them? Should I shatter the CDs and then glue them on? How good are CDs at absorbing heat? Just some of my burning questions.

Posted by Zippy_Pyromaniac 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago