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I've got a warped DVD disk, any ideas about how to straighten it out

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You can try putting the disk in hot tap water and then sandwich it between two flat surfaces and let it stand for 1 hour, that is what i have done, i use two small pieces of plexiglass and a unabridged Websters home dictionary.

Posted on Feb 03, 2010

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