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Bkeepr    Posted 12-05-2004 at 13:53:55       [Reply]  [No Email]
Couple of days back I asked about "Skip doctor" DVD repair gizmo. I didn't look back for answers until now, and I can't even find the post. Used to have pages of old posts, but now I only see 4 and then the archives which are all old.

Is there a way to find my 3-4 day old post?

Tom A


thanks All!!    Posted 12-06-2004 at 04:49:00       [Reply]  [No Email]
Appreciate the info.

Odd thing is, the guys say they've been getting an increasing number of disks they've bought new come out of the package unusable! My kids aren't (21 and 23), they're geographically separated by about an hour, and both buy lots of disks, so it seemed interesting report. Saw the disk doctor and thought it might be an alternative to driving to stores and returning disks all the time, but sounds like I won't get it.

thanks again!

Tom


Ron/PA    Posted 12-05-2004 at 15:11:25       [Reply]  [No Email]
Tom I saw a report from the local tv news and they did not give it a favorable report. They had a technician from a radio/recording studio run the test.
Ron


Fern(Mi)    Posted 12-05-2004 at 15:06:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
Number two son, has suggested useing canned air blowing the dust out of the DVD player. Our house is dust what with a wood stove only a few feet away. He said it worked for him.
Tried today to pickup a can of air at Radio Shack here. They were out.
Getting desperate may use portable air tank from shop. About ready to throw CAUTION to the wind and even try this?????
I figure a little air ain't to much to loose!
Fernan


Don't do it!!    Posted 12-05-2004 at 15:19:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
The moisture content in that air from your tank may create more problems for you due to the moisture content in the air. Electronics and moisture do not go well together!

Clipper:^)


Fern(Mi)    Posted 12-05-2004 at 15:38:28       [Reply]  [No Email]
That's has been bothering me. Thanks


mark/mn    Posted 12-05-2004 at 17:42:00       [Reply]  [No Email]
why not use the exhaust port from the house
vac ? It's filtered and should be dry.


Bob    Posted 12-05-2004 at 14:01:49       [Reply]  [No Email]
What did you need to know about it?


anybody have experience w    Posted 12-05-2004 at 14:27:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
I was looking for advice about whether it was worth buying or not. My kids have complained about having disks that skip, if this thing really works then it'd make a nice Christmas present. If not, I don't want to waste my money.

Tom A


Bob    Posted 12-05-2004 at 14:59:23       [Reply]  [No Email]
My kids have one. They usually either work 100% or not at all, on a given disc. They actually remove material from the bottom of the disc each time, so there's a limit on how often you can use them, and the kids need to realize that.

It's best if they learn to take care of the discs and not scratch them in the first place, but try telling that to kids!

The actual recorded information is on the bottom surface of the foil-looking layer at the TOP of the clear disc, and is read by laser light entering the bottom of the disc, and passing through the plastic to be reflected back down from the shiny layer at the top.

Therefore, ANY damage to the top surface of a disc (label area) such as a chip or an area here there has been localized pressure to the TOP of the disc will render it unusable, and the disc doctor is of no help with that kind of damage.


Bob    Posted 12-05-2004 at 15:02:16       [Reply]  [No Email]
I missed a "W" in the last post! The last paragraph should read:

Therefore, ANY damage to the top surface of a disc (label area) such as a chip or an area WHERE there has been localized pressure to the TOP of the disc will render it unusable, and the disc doctor is of no help with that kind of damage.



Clipper    Posted 12-05-2004 at 14:43:27       [Reply]  [No Email]
I would check with Radio Shack Tom....it can't hurt to ask the question to them folks. Or mebbe check with a few websites pertaining to that gear??


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