Any Ideas? Need to replace a GYBR SACD

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  1. RichP

    RichP Second Unit

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    Hi all,

    It appears that disc 2 of my Goodbye Yellow Brick Road SACD will no longer be recognized by my Sony XA-777ES. Disc 1 plays fine in stereo and MCH, but disc 2 fails with a TOC error every time.

    IS there anywhere I can turn to possibly get a replacement disc for this? Anyone ever had to do anything similar?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Aaron Silverman

    Aaron Silverman Executive Producer

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    Your best best is to contact the label. (Universal, I think?)

    Good luck!

    PS If worse comes to worst, BMG Music Club sells the whole 3-disc set for $12. Maybe you could get a few bucks for the partial set at a used CD shop.
     
  3. Phil A

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    Does it work on another player - either in your home, a friend's house or store? Also, did you try disconnecting and powering up the unit with the 'defective disc' in it?
     
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    Are there any obvious physical flaws on the disc?

    If not, and depending on the age you may have a hard time getting Universal or the pressing plant to replace the media.

    Good luck though.

    Cheers,
     
  5. Dennis Nicholls

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    SACD ROT! [​IMG]

    Is this the first occasion?
     
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    If you are a member of www.yourmusic.com (a division of BMG)you can purchase the 3 disc set for $11.98.
     
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    I have read elsewhere where SA-CD have become unreadable. Probably more along the lines of isolated failures, that occur overtime in most media formats, as opposed to large scale failures.

    I do however have spindle cracking SA-CD. The cracks on the discs I have continue to get worse. I am pretty sure these discs will become unplayable someday and screw up my player's mechanism. Oh well, Crest said it is not a problem and has been fixed[​IMG]

    J
     
  8. RichP

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    Thanks for the advice.

    No, the disc does not work in any SACD player I have tried it in. Strangely, the CD layer can be recognized and played in a regular CD player, but not an SACD player... go figure!

    I don't think the disc has "rotted" at all, there is no evidence of physical damage or anything that would lead you to believe it was bad. In fact I think it just may have been pressed poorly, and one too many spins finally caused it to give up the ghost.

    I'll most likely grab a new copy from yourmusic.com, thanks for the heads up on that!!
     
  9. Grant B

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    I keep mine in the 777es also; I will watch it and see if it is a trend
     
  10. TomCW

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    Might as well run a Skip Doctor cddvd resurfacer on it, you've nothing to lose, I've had fairly good success with it.

    Tom
     
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    I played my two disc set in the last month, no problemo, XA777ES. I just got the 3 disc set from yourmusic.com but haven't played it yet.
     
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    Given that I am on several music boards a day and this is the first I have heard of SACD rot, I think it is a very rare or isolated case.
     
  13. RichP

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    Lee,

    if you read my 2nd post you would see that I never referred to it as "SACD rot" nor do I think that is the case at all. It looks to me like it was a maufacturing defect with the disc, nothing more.
     

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