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how do i repair damaged cd

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by lellyville, Feb 8, 2004.

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  1. lellyville

    lellyville Thread Starter

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    my cd-RW won't work anymore, my burner doesn't read it, and there is a scratch on the back of the cd

    how can i repair it????
     
  2. jbcalg

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    toothpaste or car wax (turtle wax supposedly works well)
    http://www.techtv.com/callforhelp/howto/story/0,24330,3375597,00.html
    or
    CD/DVD repair cloth (available at most music stores and electronics places)
    or
    Wash with mild dishwashing soap, wiping and drying from inside out.

    oops - cdrw? may just be past it's prime, but try any of the above
     
  3. kiwiguy

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    If the scratch is on the label side, its toast I am afraid.

    If the scratch is on the underside (opposite the label) it should be able to be polished out. Toothpaste and a soft cloth followed by a wash in warm water, or take it to your Video Hire store. They often offer a polishing service.
     
  4. lellyville

    lellyville Thread Starter

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    thx alot guys
    i hope i can repair it
     
  5. mhoydis

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    CD-RW media has a limited lifetime. They will eventually just stop working. The lifetime is directly related to how often to write to it.

    How many times would you say you've writen to this one CD-RW disc?
     
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