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Technical Troubleshooting
Care and Handling of the DVD-ROM

These tips are provided as a PDF file, Care and Handling of DVDs, and can be shared with students or posted by your computer/DVD-ROM learning stations.
  • Handle the DVD-ROM carefully, making contact only with the outer edge. Do not touch the disc surface.

  • To remove the disc from its case, press the '"push" button on the center of the case and press downward. Using your other hand, gently remove the disc by its outer edge. Never remove the disc by prying at its outer edge.
  • Store the disc inside its protective case when not in use.

  • Do not stack discs inside a case.

  • Do not place a disc on any surface, since the clear coating of the disc may get scratched.

  • Keep discs away from extreme heat, such as direct sunlight, and keep them away from sources of dust. It is best to store discs at room temperature, although they are not as vulnerable to damage from extreme hot or cold temperatures as magnetic media such as floppy disks and videotapes.

  • Do not place heavy objects on the disc.

  • Insert a single-sided DVD-ROM with the artwork or graphic side up inside your player.

  • Make sure the disc is properly seated inside the player before closing the drawer.

  • If a DVD-ROM seems to be dirty, clean it with a damp, lint-free, non-abrasive cloth. Do not use any harsh cleaning agents. Wipe the disc using straight motions from the inside hole to the outer edge. Do not use circular motions when cleaning.

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