Well, it’s time for a new copy of Thick as a Brick. I took the CD out of the CDR this morning and saw what looked like and unhappy scratch. Since it was on an unused portion of the disk, I said to myself “Self, let’s burn a backup.”
CD goes into 50xCD/12xDVD-ROM, blank goes into burner. CD/DVD spins up, and there’s a CRACK.
Hmm. I stop the drive as fast as I can, and eject. Turns out it wasn’t a scratch, but a crack in the CD.
I managed to get all the pieces out, and the Drive is OK (I hope – but my Best Buy warrenty is still good if it isn’t), but there’s a chunk missing from the CD.