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DVD burner wont read most discs...

Discussion in 'DVDR' started by IceCream, Oct 25, 2004.

  1. IceCream

    IceCream Member

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    My brother has a HP burner and when we try to play dvds with only a few scratches that have been rented his burner wont read the discs. They work fine on his PS2 and my dvd-rom so is this standard of burners to be very picky when it comes to simply reading the discs? Thanks
     
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    try cleaning the laser head of burner & try using scratch remover on the dvds
     
  3. IceCream

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    Hmmm I'll have to look into this "scratch remover" thing. Do "scratch removers" actually make the dvd look scratchless and fresh?? Thanks again
     
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    doesn' really remove the scratch as buffs it out or smooths it out so the laser head can read thru scratch to info under top of disc. the scratch remover is a solution put on to disc put into a spinner? then spins the cd/dvd buffing out the scratch. check radio shack, walmart or whatever
     
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     ... It probably would be a good idea to invest in a DVD-ROM drive ... They're much better at reading the commercially "pressed" discs than a burner is, and are relatively inexpensive ... Also, you save wear and tear on the burner ...
     

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