Old DVD's have stopped working

October 20, 2010 at 12:52:41
Specs: Windows Vista
I have a number of DVD's that were recorded about 10 years ago but have stopped being recognised. These are home video's that were transfered onto DVD and watched successfully. I've recently tried to watch some and whatever player (DVD player, PC, laptop, play station) I put it in they all seem to think it is a blank disc.

Does anyone have an idea of what's happen and more importantly if I get the contents back?


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October 20, 2010 at 17:21:56
DVD's and CD's go bad much faster than originally claimed.

The data is on a chemical dye. It goes bad for a number of reasons.

Also the burner you used 10 years ago might be slightly off from what you have today.

Try them on different systems both new and old. One of them might recover the data. Move to a external usb hard drive or two.

Why did it take me over a year to phone in a problem to ATT?

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