I have recently had some issues with my DVD drive because of the discs I have been inserting. I don’t have a DVD player (standalone) so I have been watching some films on my laptop, discs that I have received from Lovefilm.com (film rental). Some of the discs make a screeching/friction sound upon spinning up, and down. I have tried nero cd speed, and slowed down as slow as possible, and I still have the problem. The reason why the discs do this is because they put a big round sticker on the inner part of the DVD.
The sound is very scary, and one time when I opened the drive tray I noticed the top of the DVD, in the centre had some moisture on it. I’m guessing oil or lubricant. Now is there any other way I can avoid this issue? Also, is there a big chance my drive could be getting damaged from this?
Sorry if this is the wrong forum, I’m new and I wasn’t sure where this fitted.