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when a cd is scratched......

Discussion in 'Multimedia' started by coolaid, Apr 17, 2008.

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  1. coolaid

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    i have a very, very scratched cd, how can i tell if the scratches are too deep to be repair by scratch repair kit? those things cost a fortune (40usd and only repairs 20 disc) and i want to know before i buy. right now my cd aren't readable, and i have no idea weather it's damaged beyond repair, or if only the surface is scratched....so how can i tell? what are the signs?


    many thanks.
     
  2. vicks

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    I have heard that you can use tooth paste to 'fix' a scratched cd. I have NOT tried it myself.
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  4. dannyn

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    you could use software to try and recover it and burn another copy.
     
  5. Skivvywaver

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    Cigarette ashes made into a paste and lightly buffing will remove minor scratches. Just be sure you rinse the cd off before you try to play it.
     
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    Not sure about where you are, but here the local dvd/video shop( where you hire movies) do it for about 2 bucks. Maybe one near you does it??
     
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    Tooth paste is ok, but nothing "live forever." From center to the end, straight with soft clothes.
     
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  9. coolaid

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    i'm in canada.

    would that be rogers? blockbuster?

    i can try to find one...
     
  10. dannyn

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    hollywood video in the usa does it..
    i think that blockbuster would too though.
     
  11. coolaid

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    too bad they closed out so many of these stores here years ago, but hopefully i can find one.

    would i sound like an idiot if i go straight up to them and ask for cd repair? do they have a special term for it?

    many thanks for the great help!
     
  12. muppy03

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    I am sure they will understand what you mean if they offer the service. Just remember there is no guarantee that it will fix your problem. Good luck either way:)
     
  13. sup2a

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    the toothpaste method works... ok... but probably will not stay that way for long, if you do clean it up enough to play, burn it quickly. apparently a small application of brasso works for deep scratches, and i guess any light-abrasive liquid/paste would work as long as it could rub off clearly
     
  14. coolaid

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    sorry for reviving old threads, i did went to blockbuster but they refuse to repair disc that are not theirs due to liability and all that.

    so i found this instead:

    http://www.discrescuer.com/index.htm?referrer=google

    earlier someone pointed this out:

    http://www.amazon.com/Skip-Advanced-Optical-Repair-System/dp/B00080O63Y

    but i checked the reviews and now i don't know if either of these methods can me trusted.

    i've also seen this at a local store, called merlin's disc magic

    http://www.merlinstable.com/

    here's a vid of it being used:

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=F2sQbEMwFkA&feature=related

    which one would you guys recommend?

    thanks
     
  15. jsparky77

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    One that i have heard of is DVDisaster. Never actually used it though
     
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