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Old 10-14-2018, 11:45 PM
 
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Lately when I pop DVD into my Lenovo laptop with PowerDVD 10, it doesn't automatically start playing. Instead I get a message "No disc in Drive E." I eject it and then push it in again. Sometimes it works and other times not, so I totally exit out of the Power DVD 10, restart and try again. Anything I can or should do?
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Old 10-15-2018, 03:24 PM
 
Location: McAllen, TX
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Try cleaning the DVD.
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Old 10-16-2018, 07:41 AM
 
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Quick tip, if it has minor scratches you can polish it up with some toothpaste and soft cloth.
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Old 10-16-2018, 08:30 AM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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I've saved many discs by copying them.
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Old 10-16-2018, 08:44 AM
 
Location: McAllen, TX
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Quick tip, if it has minor scratches you can polish it up with some toothpaste and soft cloth.
This reminded me of something we used to use to polish discs that had gotten scratched. They do actually sell a device to do this. It all depends on how far gone the disc is as to whether you will "remove" the scratches.

It's been many years since I've seen it but it was similar to this.
https://www.walmart.com/ip/Digital-I...BoCQvIQAvD_BwE
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Old 10-16-2018, 11:22 AM
 
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Discwasher? I seem to remember that name. Ha ha! Googled it and it was a kit we bought to clean records. Man I'm old!
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Old 10-16-2018, 11:41 AM
 
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Well first things first, to see if windows sees the disk in the drive is to go to my computer by clicking start computer (if you have windows 10 and you don't know how to access google how to find my computer). This will show the drives and if it sees a disk in the drive then it should show it and you should be able to double click it and it will open either showing files or showing it was formatted and set to be used. If it shows then the issue is with Power DVD and you may need to uninstall and reinstall it. If windows doesn't recognize the DVD go to control panel then device manager (not Devices and printers) and look for DVD and see if it has a yellow exclamation mark. Either way, I would uninstall it by highlighting the device and going to action uninstall then reboot and windows should detect and reinstall the device. If this doesn't work the dvd drive may be going bad. You can either replace it or get a USB DVD drive to use instead.
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Old 10-16-2018, 07:59 PM
 
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This reminded me of something we used to use to polish discs that had gotten scratched. They do actually sell a device to do this. It all depends on how far gone the disc is as to whether you will "remove" the scratches.

You can buy a small polishing pad for rotary tool like drill and some polishing compound if you were going to take it that far and have money left for lunch. When you are done with the discs you can use it to fix your headlights on your car they aren't that far gone.


https://www.ebay.com/itm/7-Pc-3-Poli...-/282527969317
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Old 10-17-2018, 08:58 AM
 
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Discwasher? I seem to remember that name. Ha ha! Googled it and it was a kit we bought to clean records. Man I'm old!
Discwasher was for albums and in fact I bought one some years back when I got a turntable (again).

https://www.amazon.com/RD1006-Discwa.../dp/B0009K63IY

The name escapes me but it is just like the one I linked to above and yes, you have to be old to even remember this stuff.
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Old 10-17-2018, 09:02 AM
 
Location: McAllen, TX
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You can buy a small polishing pad for rotary tool like drill and some polishing compound if you were going to take it that far and have money left for lunch. When you are done with the discs you can use it to fix your headlights on your car they aren't that far gone.


https://www.ebay.com/itm/7-Pc-3-Poli...-/282527969317
That's not the kind of device I had in mind. That would destroy the surface of a CD/DVD. The one I mentioned, turns slowly and it's made out of a special material. It's a CD, not sheet metal.

Here it is again for a closer look
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=53ZJf7YnAtU
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