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Some Useful Tips About Repairing DVD ROMs

Aug 15, 2008
One of the major problems with DVD ROMs is that the DVD is not being ejected properly. You are trying to view your favorite movie and the DVD gets jammed half way through the movie. The problem may have been caused by a faulty laser or something else that has gone wrong in the disk. You will naturally make an attempt at repairing DVD ROMs.

Nowadays, removable disk ROMs come at a throwaway price. Therefore, it is more than probable that you would be able to strike a better deal for your new DVD ROM. The new instrument would give you warranty as well as the stability of a fresh product.

The catch is that when you give your removable device to the service center they would take some time to correct the fault. Until you get your product back, you would not have the luxury of using an alternative or replacement. Your next best option is to repair the DVD ROM yourself. A number of ways are there by which you can repair your DVD ROM by yourself without going to the service center.

If the problem is that the DVD tray does not open, then one of the easy ways out is to use a pin. If you look carefully at the DVD ROM you are using you would notice that just beside the indicator button there is a small hole. The hole is tiny and a pin or something similar alone can be used. If the front tray is stuck then push the pin inside the hole and wait for the sound of a click. Opening of the lock is indicated by the clicking sound.

After running for a year or so, the tray becomes dirty and unreadable. The laser head also gets into a similar state. The best way out is to buy a disk cleaning kit, and use it on the ROM. Insert the cleaning CD into the tray, and run it as an ordinary audio CD. After running for 3-4 minutes, the head of the laser will be cleaned. If the drive is still not cleaned, run the whole process a second time. This is one of the easiest and fastest ways of repairing DVD ROMs.

An alternative to using the head cleaning CD and fluid is the use of a moist linen cloth. Soak a piece of dry linen cloth in spirit and make it moist. Then use the moist cloth to wipe the tray of your DVD ROM and the laser head. Do not use cotton to wipe the head, as it would then leave some of its finer fragments on it.

Suppose the disk you inserted is not showing up on the computer disk drive. The message given is 'disk not found'. Simply take out the DVD from the tray and wipe it with cotton or soft linen. Wipe it in a clockwise circular fashion from outer to the inner base. This would ensure that no harm is done to the data structure. When the disk is cleaned, put it into the drive and run.

As far as solving the problems of your DVD ROMs are concerned, the best advice is to try repairing DVD ROMs by yourself first, and then call for help only if you fail to solve them.
About the Author
Victor Epand is an expert consultant for used DVDs, used movies, and used car stereos. You can find the best marketplace for used DVDs, used movies, and used car stereos at these sites for repairing DVD Roms, cleaning kits, laser heads, used movies, and used car stereos.
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