CD's Soaked in flood water

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dj Vecchio

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Hello every 1 I am in need of some help.
My Cd case was placed on the ground in the basement and the basement flooded
when we lost power. Now a lot of my CD's are soaked.
Is the anything I should do to them to keep them from getting moldy other than throw away the plactic sleve and paper insert. ( such as any specific cleaning product)
I 'd appreciate any input.
and yes i already coverted everything to MP3 but i still want to save my CD's


Thank you
 

bjojade

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Isopropyl alcohol is a good treatment to get rid of the water. Plus it evaporates quickly.

The CDs themselves should be fine, however, minerals from the flooding could cause corrosion of the aluminum layer of the disc.
 

aatsaa

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As Brian mentioned,your cd's can be easily saved. The inserts may have to go. When I had a few hundred discs fall into some swamp water, I replaced the cd cases, and tried to dry out the paper inserts. Most smelled moldy, and the others were stuck together, so I threw them out.

Andy
 

JMM773

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And don't take for granted the MP3s! Double check to make sure that any backup drives didn't get wet and all electronics are protected!

I'm sorry to hear about this trouble - I hope with the above suggestions from others you're able to save your collection.
 

Dodie

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this reminds me of something that happened years ago, when I found out CD's and gasoline don't mix. I was working a car cruise, with gasoline and a generator in the back of the truck. The can of gas spilled on the CD case and found out that gas melts cd's.......

Dodie
 
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