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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.
 
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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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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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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??

i'm in canada.

would that be rogers? blockbuster?

i can try to find one...
 
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hollywood video in the usa does it..
i think that blockbuster would too though.
 

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!
 

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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:)
 
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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
 

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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
 
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