Compact Disc

How To : Fix a compact disc player drawer problem

When CD and DVD players stop working, it's usually because of the drawer not opening and/or shutting. For this CD player, the problem turned out to be a broken belt between the motor and the wheel that has the gear that opens the drawer. Look at these two video tutorials to se ...more

How To : Remove marker from of a compact disc safely

This video shows viewers how to remove permanent marker from the top of a compact disc without damaging it. In order to do this, you will need some hand sanitizing gel and some facial tissues. Apply some gel onto the marks you want to remove by squeezing the gel out from the b ...more

How To : Clean your scratched compact discs with peroxide

This video shows you how to clean a compact disk using peroxide and toothpaste as the cleaning agents.First of all, put the disk in a mixture of water and a bit of peroxide and let it stay there for about 5 minutes. Then, you must take out the disk and apply a thin layer of to ...more

How To : Make a cereal box spectrometer

A spectrometer is an optical instrument used to measure properties of light over a specific portion of the electromagnetic spectrum. This video will show you how to make a spectrometer out of a cereal box and a compact disc. This spectroscope is sure to amaze your kids for a n ...more

How To : Make a USB fan out of old CDs

Sweaty summer day by the computer? Office A/C broke? Watch this how-to video! You can make a simple USB fan using a compact disc, a USB cable, and a small fan motor. It's quick and easy! Don't suffer from the heat. Watch this video tutorial and with these circuitry tips, build ...more

How To : Import an audio track from a CD in Pro Tools 9

Learn how to transfer audio files from a compact disc or DVD into Pro Tools 9 for mixing or mastering. This free video software tutorial from Lynda presents a complete and thorough overview of the process. Whether you're new to Pro Tools or just new to Pro Tools 9, Avid's firs ...more

How To : Make plasma from grapes

You have seen a match make plasma in the microwave. You have seen a compact disc light up. Now you are going to see why it is dangerous to put grapes in the microwave. What's going on? Well, I only have an idea for some parts. The first part is speculation -- the sparks are r ...more

How To : Make a Two Circle Wobbler from CDs

One of my favorite simple projects is building two circle wobblers. I love how such a simple object amazes with its motion. The two circle wobbler is an object made out of two circles connected to each other in such a way that the center of mass of the object doesn't move up o ...more

How To : Fold a CD case with just one sheet of paper

What's a good way to transport compact discs without scratching them when you have no case? Make your own of course... watch this video tutorial to learn how to fold a CD case with just one sheet of paper. With just one ordinary piece of printer paper, you can make two differe ...more

How To : Spin back on a CDJ turntable

Interested in jockeying discs? Compact discs? If so, you'll want a CDJ, which will let you do with your CDs what your turntable permits you to do with your records. In this tutorial, you'll learn how to spin back on a CDJ turntable while simultaneously setting up cue points. F ...more

How To : Set cue points on the Pioneer CDJ1000

Interested in jockeying discs? Compact discs? If so, you'll want a CDJ, which will permit you to do with your CDs what your turntable permits you to do with your records. In this tutorial, you'll learn how to set cue points using the Pioneer CDJ1000. For more, and to get start ...more

How To : Make a quick and easy paper CD case

If you find that you constantly have CDs lying everywhere thanks to broken cases or you burning endless discs, you will need a cheap and compact solution. Let us show you how to knock up a quick and easy paper CD case. Make a quick and easy paper CD case. Click through to watc ...more

How To : Scratch-proof the top layer of an audio CD

If your audio discs aren't playing anymore or constantly skip, then your problem might be scratches. Not just the bottom layer matters on an audio CD. The top layer can scratch just as easily and cause just as many problems. That's why it should be protected, and this video sh ...more

How To : Create a buzzy sound effect on the pioneer CDJ-800

Interested in jockeying discs? Compact discs? If so, you'll want a CDJ, which will permit you to do with your CDs what your turntable permits you to do with your records. In this DJ tutorial, you'll learn how to create a buzzy sound effect with the Pioneer CDJ-800. For more, a ...more

How To : Use the loop function on a CDJ turntable

Interested in jockeying discs? Compact discs? If so, you'll want a CDJ, which will permit you to do with your CDs what your turntable permits you to do with your records. In this DJ tutorial, you'll learn how to use the loop function on a Pioneer CDJ turntable. For more, and t ...more

D.I.Y. : Start Your Own Cassette Label!

D.I.Y.: Start Your Own Cassette Label! By adam_schragin on Aug 4, 2008 at 10:56am in DIY Let’s say you’ve got the itch to start your own label. You’ve got the typeface all picked out, the clever name ready, and an idea of what sort of music you’d like to showcase. What you d ...more

How To : Rip and burn a CD using iTunes

You can use iTunes to transfer your old CDs or burn your downloaded MP3s so that you can listen to them on the go. Watch this tutorial for advice and the steps you need to make your own compact discs. You Will Need: * CD * Computer * iTunes * CD burner * Blank CD * Internet co ...more

How To : Things to Do on WonderHowTo (02/08 - 02/14)

WonderHowTo is made up of niche communities called Worlds. If you've yet to join one (or create your own), get a taste below of what's going on in the community. Check in every Wednesday for a roundup of new activities and projects. Thanks to all of our active moderators and ...more

How To : Build a CD rack

CD racks are great for storage and organization of compact discs. Learn how to build shelves for storing and displaying CDs in this free video. Part 1 of 11 - How to Build a CD rack. Build a CD rack - Part 2 of 11. Click through to watch this video on expertvillage.com Build a ...more

How To : Use external storage devices

Zip drives, floppy disks, compact discs, external hard drives and flash drives are many options for storing your data outside of a computer. Part 1 of 27 - How to Use external storage devices. Use external storage devices - Part 2 of 27. Click through to watch this video on ex ...more

How To : 15 Ways to Reuse Old CD Spindle Cases

Compact discs...remember those? Before you toss your old CD spindle cases away, consider upcycling them to a DIY terrarium, cable storage container, hamster toy, rainfall shower head, bird feeder, bagel sandwich lunch box, and more. Need a quick and easy iPhone or iPod touch ...more

How To : I Love Puff Pastry. Here’s Why You Should, Too

I always have several sheets of puff pastry in my freezer. It's unlike any other pastry dough: the layers of butter let out steam when the dough bakes (hence, the "puff" in puff pastry). The dough's flakiness perfectly compliments sweet and savory dishes, which makes it a tota ...more

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