On this page I am going to layout what is (hopefully!) a logical set of steps to follow so that you can firstly identify a problem you may be having with a CD, Blu-ray or DVD disc followed by some steps you can take to correct that problem. The sequence here should apply to just about any situation you have with a DVD, CD, Blu-ray or game disc regardless of whether the disc … [Read more...] about A Step by Step Guide to DVD CD or Game Disc Repair
CD, DVD, Blu-ray Disc Repair and Data Recovery
This category of the DIY Video Editor is devoted to the subject of CDs, DVD's, Blu-ray and game discs.
Here you will find articles, guides and tutorials on a range of subjects relating to the physical repair of optical discs both manually and by machine.
You can also find guides and advice for applying software solutions to recover lost or corrupted data from all types of optical disc.
There are guides to manipulating menu structures, finalizing unfinalized discs and repairing invalid file structures and navigation structures.
There is also a review page devoted to the best Disc repair machines.
Regardless of what is causing the problem, provided it is not something covered elsewhere on this site, what we first need to do is to get the data off the disc. We cannot manipulate or change the data while it is still on the disc regardless of type so to begin with we are going to use a software program called Isobuster and the good news is that if you are lucky the free … [Read more...] about Data Recovery for all Optical Discs Such as DVDs CDs and Game Discs
The procedures described here can be used to repair scratched DVDs, Cds and game discs or used for cleaning up dirty, scuffed or marked discs. If you arrived at this page seeking advice on recovering data from a disc that seems to have no physical damage then go to THIS PAGE to get started. If the idea of a "Do It Yourself" solution to repairing your discs seems a little … [Read more...] about How to Clean or Repair Scratched DVDs CDs and Game Discs
When it comes to CD, DVD, Blu-ray and game disc repair my weapon of choice is to use a software solution to try and recover the data from the disc first without getting into interfering with the surface of the disc. Results from a physical intervention on the surface of a plastic disc made of poly-carbonate can be... umm... variable! However there are times when it may be … [Read more...] about CD, DVD, Blu-ray Scratch Repair Machines
There are a few possible scenarios that could have led to you having a disc that is unfinalized: For whatever reason you have a disc which a reading device or software is specifically saying is unfinalized. The finalization process was (or you suspect it was) begun on a disc and for some reason failed. In the case of some camcorders or DVD recorders, the disc was … [Read more...] about A Step by Step Guide for Dealing With Unfinalized DVD Discs