Optical Disc

How To : Eject and recover a stuck CD or DVD on a Mac

PowerBook Medic is the ultimate resource for Mac computers and electronics repair. They have helpful tutorials on most Apple products including the MacBook, MacBook Pro, PowerBook, iBook, iPhone, iPod, and more, covering topics from disassemblies, to RAM upgrades, to replaceme ...more

How To : Repair a Power Mac G5 - Remove the SuperDrive

If your discs are getting jammed in your optical drive, or if your CDs and DVDs simply aren't playing in your Power Mac, it might be time to replace that old SuperDrive. See how to remove the SuperDrive optical drive from the Power Mac desktop computer. PowerBook Medic is the ...more

How To : Burn a DVD disc on an OS X Mac for free with Burn

Looking better (but equally free) way to burn DVDs from within Apple's Mac OS X? See how to use Burn, the open-source optical media authoring tool, acheive just that with this home-computing how-to. For details, including step-by-step instructions, and to get started burning y ...more

How To : Burn an ISO image to a CD, DVD or Blu-Ray disc

Want to burn an ISO disc image to a CD, DVD or some other optical medium? It's easy. So easy, in fact, that this free video tutorial from the folks at CNET TV can present a complete overview of the process in just under a minute and a half. For specifics, and to get started bu ...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 : Repair scratched CDs and DVDs with sandpaper

Have a Playstation game, or any other disc, that just won't play? In this how-to video, you'll learn how to repair damaged and scratched optical media (e.g., DVDs & CDs) using sandpaper and rubbing compound. Check it out.

How To : Write data to a CD or DVD under Linux

In this Linux tutorial, you'll learn how to write data to, and retrieve data from, optical discs like CD-ROMs and DVDs as well as how to write .iso disk image files. Get started burning your own media under the Linux Mint desktop distrubtion with this how-to.

How To : Boot Windows from a CD

First make sure that you have a boot able disc and insert it to your optical drive. Shut down your PC And start it up again making sure to press the special key to enter the setup dialog. Go to the boot sequence and select the CD ROM as the first bot device as shown. Save the ...more

How To : Permanently erase files in your trash

Have some files you don’t want anyone to see? Or maybe it’s just been a while since you’ve emptied your trash bin. The trash bin function is not a permanent delete but you can erase files off your Mac with this tutorial. As of OS 10.3, Macs have had the "Secure Empty Trash" o ...more

News : Bored? Get High Now (Using Your Computer)

For some of you out there, today may be a looooong Friday. But have no fear, if you've yet to furtively accomplish shaving off a few extra minutes from the office clock, there is an alternative for getting through the day: computer pharmaceuticals. Relax, moms, we're not talki ...more

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