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    Problems with DVD for sat nav

    The Satnav in the car sometimes gets slower and slower to to take an address and even slower to find the route, and eventually it displays the message "Unable to read DVD" or something like that. It seems to be worse on warm days (remember those?) or when the temperature in the car is hot. The label on it reads Audi 2015 RNSE map DVD Western Europe. This is the third one I've had, the original one went the same way after about five years and the others lasted rather less.

    Before it finally gives up the ghost I'd like to make a copy of the DVD, is that possible? I'm hoping that it's a matter of copying it into the hard drive and then making a fresh copy, but somehow I don't think it's going to be that simple.

    Looking back I really should have thought of making a copy before this one started its merry tricks of course. I have looked for another one but no luck so far.

    So: making a copy: doable or not?
    Johnefyn

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    I suppose you could try to burn a new copy - and if it is just scratches on the DVD - the DVD drive in the PC might read it better than the car-unit?

    If you go for the one on eBay - try and burn a copy before you use it?
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    I'd use something like ImgBurn to read the disk to an image file and then also use Imgburn to write that image file back to a blank DVD.

    Be aware though that there may be some sort of copy protection present on the disk to prevent you from doing this, for obvious reasons
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    Doesn’t look like he is too desperate for a solution..................
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    I just had a PM from Blackal asking for a response to the replies and suggestions to my problem. Belatedly, here it is.

    I apologise for my apparent ingratitude, please accept that I am indeed most grateful for everyone's input, as a result of which I am considering the item suggested by him, ie
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/GENUINE-2...&ul_noapp=true
    but am uncertain what the term "Update" means, does it really mean a complete disc that I can simply pop in and use 'straight from the box' as it were or simply something that contains updates from earlier DVDs. As a result of Blackal's nudge I have just now emailed the seller asking if this "Update" DVD is indeed what I need.

    The other problem is in actually making a copy of the slowly deteriorating DVD that I have at the moment. It may well be obvious that I don't have much of a clue regarding digital stuff but what I have read so far on the matter of making a copy is rather discouraging and as a result I'm waiting for my son to visit and give it a go.

    Anyway, I apologise for not replying sooner and please accept that I am indeed grateful for everyone's input.

    And thank you, Blackal.
    Johnefyn

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    I reckon update is a new disc, as the satnav runs from the disc in real-time. If it was just some new files - the system wouldnt run.

    If you want to make a new disc - you may need to get a dvd-copying app, or find someone with a decent app for that.
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    Id suggest the GPS will invariably ask for a registration code if a new disk is installed in the drive as it will read the serial number of the disk, so might I suggest getting a DVD disk cleaner like Skip Doctor to remove any scratched from the one you already have and a DVD lens cleaner may help too?


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    Blackal, I'll ask around locally for a copying service, the computer repair man might know.

    Andi, this the third disc I've had, neither of the two replacement ones needed a registration code, are you sure a new one will need one? The one I have seems clean and without any scratches and I've already used a cleaning disc, the one with the little brushes mounted on it that you show. By the way, if the disc looks clean, is that necessarily good enough or should I use the gadget you show in your post or something like it?
    Johnefyn

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    Update: Just had a word with the computer man, he doesn't think it should be a problem and has ordered some "layered" discs- a certain kind of disc that the SatNav RNSE uses. He doesn't think the registration code will be an issue, as I said above it didn't seem to have been a problem in the past. He asked if I'd like him to make a back-up copy of the one I have as well, he said that the copy couldn't be used in the SatNav directly but the information could be transferred on to a layered disc which should then work in the SatNav. I suppose it would be silly not to have one I suppose.

    Another thing, the disc is always very warm when I take it out of the unit as I mentioned in my first post, I'm wondering now if the cooling fan in the SatNav unit is working, I saw some videos on YouTube on replacing the fan so that's something I should look into perhaps. After all, this will be the the fourth DVD I've had, surely they should last better than that???

    I'll try to keep you posted as to progress, or lack of progress... we'll see.
    Johnefyn

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    "layered" discs........... hmm not sure what they mean but all good if it works out
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andi_archer View Post
    "layered" discs........... hmm not sure what they mean but all good if it works out
    Some DVDs have 2 layers. Double the data. You need a ‘DL’ writer to burn one.

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