Good luck! The thing that made this work is the way the Sony home decks
will save the ToC information upon loss of power, so that it can be
written to disc when power is restored. I do not know if the portables
work the same way, but no reason they might not - for example, if
batteries run out while recording, will it still write the ToC when
power comes back?
The other neat trick about Dan's method was that you cannot eject the
disc while unpowered, so we took apart an identical deck and switched
the mechanisms, so the bad disc is in there when power comes back on.
Again I don't knwo hwo you'd do this on a tiny portable, and HiMD is a
mystery to meas I have not taken any of them apart... You might need a
pair of home decks ot do it. But with a powerful thinking cap you may
find a way!
Lou Judson =95 Intuitive Audio
On Nov 6, 2006, at 1:30 PM, Roy Beckham wrote:
>> A few years ago my friend Dan developed a method of recovery for ToC
>> damage - record a full disc, even with silence, and save it so that
>> ToC shows a complete disc.
> This was my thinking as well. At least in terms of the problem being
> ToC. Damage to that small file would result in the disc appearing blank
> even though the data is intact. I'll have to give your workaround a go
> and see if it works. I think if I pull all the batteries and only use
> USB power it will have the same effect. I need to get some more discs
> however to proceed.