Originally Posted by pigsty213
The one about saliva confuses me, how do you let the DVD spin round without playing it!!
You moisten your finger(I use middle right finger) then while holding the DVD upside down in your left hand I run my finger around the bottom inside spindle area, then immediately put the disc in the tray and close it.
I've been doing this for years with a couple DVDRs with no adverse effects
If you put too much saliva on the spindle you'll notice several fine lines emanating from the spindle and going straight out to the edge of the DVD, this doesn't happen if you use just a film.
Again if your getting the chugging no disc read error this procedure will not work, thats a bad laser, this procedure is just for curing the grinding noise and provides just enough traction for the spindle to hold the disc.
Lastly do NOT use this procedure with Taiyo Yuden DVDs as they are already slightly tactile(grippy) and saliva might actually make matters worse. If your discs are grinding and you use something other than Tys then just switching to Tys will probably work just fine.