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How To: Remove CD and DVD scratches with an apple

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to remove CD/DVD scratches with an apple. This task is very easy, simple and fast to do. The material required for this task are an apple and cotton wool. Begin by butting the apple in half and apply the fresh apply onto the scratches part of the disc. Remember to rub gently on the disc. This should be done for 5-10 minutes. Now take the cotton and wipe the disc dry with it. This video will benefit those viewers who have a scratched CD/DVD, and would ...

How To: Rip DVDs to build a movie jukebox home theater server

Want to play your video collection on any media extender, console or AppleTV? Step one is to get your movies off of the DVDs and onto your hard drive! If you're like most people you probably have a huge library of DVDs that you've bought and collected over the years. Unfortunately, it's an inconvenient format if you want to playback all that content anywhere around the house. So, learn how to rip and encode that stack of DVDs into a format that you can play on your Windows Media Extender, set...

How To: Effectively remove CD & DVD scratches with toothpaste

In this tutorial, we learn how to effectively remove DVD and CD scratches by using toothpaste! First, you will need to grab the CD or DVD that is scratched and then grab a tube of toothpaste. Next, rub some toothpaste onto the middle of your item. Now rub your finger on the toothpaste until the toothpaste covers the entire DVD or CD. Now, let the item sit for just a few minutes, and grab a clean, dry, and very soft wash cloth. After a few minutes, gently rub off the toothpaste with the soft w...

How To: Use Coca-Cola to remove scratches from a CD or DVD

In this video, we learn how to use Coca-Cola to remove scratches from a CD or DVD. First, grab one glass of water and one glass of Coca-Cola and set aside. Next, grab your scratched CD or DVD and place it on a flat surface. Now, grab a soft towel and dip it into the glass filled with Coca-Cola and rub it onto the surface of the scratched item. Let the item sit for at least 2 minutes, then rub it again with a soft towel that has been dipped in water. Make sure to be very gentle while you're do...

How To: Fix the O-ring in a broken DVD player

If you have a broken DVD player and the tray door doesn't open when you press the button, this informative video shows you a possible quick fix to get it working again. In this scenario, the O-ring connecting the sprocket wheel with the motor has broken and snapped over use. This video shows how to open the case and access the internal sprocket wheel.

How To: Quickly remove CD and DVD scratches with toothpaste

This video tutorial is in the Electronics category which will show you how to quickly remove CD and DVD scratches with toothpaste. You will need a disc with scratches, tooth paste, water and a towel. First wash your disc with running water and wipe it dry with towel. Wait for about 5 seconds. Now take toothpaste on your fingertip and apply it over the scratches. Don't rub in the toothpaste; just apply it softly as shown in the video. Wash the disc under running water and dry it with towel and...

How To: Build a mint tin amp

Take a look at this instructional video and learn how to build a powerful pocket amplifier for your headphones out of a Altoids mint case. To make this contraption, you'll need a circuit board, jumpers, soldering tool, two 220 micro fahren caps, and two 10k resistors.

How To: Hack a DVD player

You can learn how to hack a DVD player and then you will be able to watch a DVD from any region in the world. After changing the region code, you can purchase less expensive DVD's.

How To: Digitize VHS tapes to burn to a DVD

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to convert VHS tapes to DVD. Users will need a computer with an analog input or an external converter. If the computer has an analog converter, simply connect the RCA cord from the VCR to the computer. If the computer does not have an analog input, connect it to the converter with the USB/fire wire cable. Then connect the RCA cable to the VCR and external converter. Now open a video editing software and capture the video from the VCR by pressing play....

How To: Skip previews and ads on your DVD players

Remember the last time this happened to you? You got home, put on a DVD to watch, and got stuck watching about 12 trailers and ads before you even got to the movie. Pressing the menu button didn't help, and you felt powerless against the MPAA. Well, check out this tip from CNET. All you have to do the next time you pop in your DVD is the following: 1. Play DVD. 2. When the trailer starts, click Stop twice. 3. Then click Play. Voila! The DVD will now play your movie.

How To: Set DIGA to show EPG (cable box) on Panasonic DMR-EH55

How do I set up the TV Guide to download? Check out this video tutorial on how set DIGA to show EPG (electronic program guide) (cable box) on Panasonic DMR-EH55. This Panasonic DVD Recorder is easy to operate and great to record with. Just watch the video for a detailed explanation on how to get your DVD recorder and television ready. Set DIGA to show EPG (cable box) on Panasonic DMR-EH55.

How To: Convert VHS tapes to DVD

This video covers the steps needed to convert a VHS video tape to DVD. You will need to purchase a video capture card in order to do this project. Connect your VCR to your computer using a coaxial cable. This is a great way to preserve and restore old VHS tapes by digitizing them.

How To: Make your WD Passport work with any USB DVD Player

When I first bought my Western Digital Passport drive I had all intentions of putting hundreds of movies on it and plugging it into my USB enabled DVD player that's hooked up to my TV. Unfortunately, it didn't work. The drive draws power through the USB cable, and the LG DVD player I have doesn't supply enough. I thought that if I bought an external case with it's own power adapter, took the drive out of the Passport and put it in there, it might work. Nope. Didn't work either, it was still d...

How To: Set DIGA to show EPG (antenna) on Panasonic DMR-EH75V

How do I set up the TV Guide to download? Check out this video tutorial on how set DIGA to show EPG (electronic program guide) (antenna) on a Panasonic DMR-EH75V. This Panasonic DVD Recorder is easy to operate and great to record with. Just watch the video for a detailed explanation on how to get your DVD recorder and television ready. Set DIGA to show EPG (antenna) on Panasonic DMR-EH75V.

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