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Cannot Read Souce Disk: "Skip Doctor" disk repair

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Whisperer 
Senior Member

5 Jun 2003 10:46 AM
For those of you who use the Digital Innovations "Skip Dr." for dvd disk-scratch repair, I have a question:

The "Resurfacing Fluid" spray bottle replacements are a rip-off! Anyone know what is in the fluid ie can I use a substite fluid? I don't think that the fluid is "just" water because the "Resurfacing Wheel" clogs up real quick when I use just water although my little taste test can't detect a taste other than water. What chemical or "agent" might be added to water that makes the fluid do a better job than just water?

Please get me out of this marketing trap!

Thanks and Best regards

BTW: The motorized version is definitely worth the extra 20 bucks.
toolman18 
Senior Member

5 Jun 2003 11:59 PM
Sorry to tell you Whisperer that water is from Nuclear plants to keep the reactors cool.Is your tongue still there?
Whisperer 
Senior Member

6 Jun 2003 12:35 PM
Thought my head looked bigger today!

Really though, any Skip Dr. users using a fluid other than "their" Resurfacing Fluid?

Thanks
leadvocal 
Senior Member

8 Jun 2003 4:46 AM
Try using ordinary window cleaner such as Windex.
Who is this General Failure, and why is he reading my drive C: ?
toolman18 
Senior Member

8 Jun 2003 9:12 AM
Have you tried using Distilled Water?
Whisperer 
Senior Member

8 Jun 2003 12:25 PM
Thanks guys. I'll try the windex but for sure there is no ammonia in DI's resurfacing fluid or I would have smelled it. The problem with water and distilled water is that the droplets sprayed on the scratched disk bead-up rather than spread-out which is what "lubricates" the whole disk surface and prevents the resurfacing wheel from clogging up with "ground-off" dvd plastic. The question is: what agent, when added to water causes water NOT to bead up on a shiny, flat surface like the play side of a dvd. Dishwashing soap? Car wash soap? But there is not such "flavor" to DI's resurfacing solution!

Still waiting for a cheap b*st*rd like me who uses the Disk Dr. and has already found the answer here.

Best regards
ireland 
AfterDawn Addict

8 Jun 2003 12:37 PM
As a old photo jockey,if you want to use water and ye don't want it to bead up,go to a shop that sells photo supplys and buy a product called,((photo flow....))thats what i used to keep drops from staining me pixs after the final wash...and it works on dvd's

whisperer,thats what is in the **STUFF** ye use's...

This message has been edited since posting. Last time this message was edited on 8 Jun 03 12:40 PM

security 
Senior Member

20 Jun 2003 1:47 AM
WELL NOW WHAT HAPPENED?
Whisperer 
Senior Member

20 Jun 2003 11:35 AM
I bought ireland's "Photflow" and prepared a mix of water and concentrate as the label directed but have not encountered another scratched disk in my collection to try it out on yet.

I'll post when I have occasion to use it. However I think it his suggestion sounds like a working solution and I bet it will work.

Best regards
machado17 
Newbie

20 Jun 2003 5:01 PM
Whisperer. . . Have you had good luck with Skip Doctor repairing your DVD surfaces. I wanted to buy one, but after I read the reviews on Amazon.com, I decided not to get one. Many people complained that it ruined their DVDs. I don't understand how it could have such mixed reviews. Is it that difficult to use that one person could get perfect results and the next ends up with a ruined DVD?
security 
Senior Member

20 Jun 2003 8:29 PM
hey wanna start a cleaning and repairing dvd discs thread?
Whisperer 
Senior Member

21 Jun 2003 3:43 AM
machado17
Yeh, I like the Skip Dr. It does what it claims to do. I just dont like getting nailed so bad by the price of the expendables! The wheels are expensive enough, but the resurfacing solotion is WAY too pricey. And I hear that in some areas, retail stores sell you the device and leave you out in the cold by not carrying the expendables. That's bad support! So you are stuck web ordering.

Go to the websites below and check-um out. Don't waste you're time on the handcrank models, get the motorized version for $50 bucks+/- street price or order the "heavy duty motorized Pro model" at the bottom of the product page.

http://store.yahoo.com/advantage123/skipdoccdrep.html

http://www.skipdoctor.com/userguide.html#Getting%20Started%20(Simple%20Directions)

Best regards
machado17 
Newbie

21 Jun 2003 12:55 PM
Whisperer. . .Thanks for the info and the links. I did a search on google.com for DVD repair and found a link that explained some repair techniques you could do without purchasing anything. I've tried their advice and it did help with a few disks. (Wash the disk, dry, rub in few drops of baby oil or vasaline petrolium jelly and then buff out with a soft cloth.) But I think I'd rather have a machine do it for me.

Security. . .I think it would be really helpful to a lot of people if there were a thread for DVD repair / restoration. We could all help each other. I'm sure there are more people out their who have tried different products or techniques.
broberts9 
Inactive

24 Jun 2003 2:40 PM
Whisperer:

You can always call the company and say you swallowed some or something like that and need to know what's in it...maybe poison control might have something on it...

Just a thought
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