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Scratched CD - can you fix it?

Postby knapplc » Thu Dec 27, 2007 6:04 pm

So some of my CDs have these circular scratches from the player and this one I'm listening to right now skips and sounds weird. What am I going to do about that? Can I get them out or am I stuck with a scratched CD?
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Re: Scratched CD - can you fix it?

Postby treat24 » Thu Dec 27, 2007 6:07 pm

knapplc wrote:So some of my CDs have these circular scratches from the player and this one I'm listening to right now skips and sounds weird. What am I going to do about that? Can I get them out or am I stuck with a scratched CD?



hold the cd up to the light. if you can see through the cd or see the label of the cd, you're stuck... if not, it can most likely be fixed ;-D
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Re: Scratched CD - can you fix it?

Postby beanoX3 » Thu Dec 27, 2007 6:42 pm

I've read that toothpaste can be rubbed on and it'll fix the skipping, or at least enough that you can rip it onto your computer once. No idea if it works though.
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Re: Scratched CD - can you fix it?

Postby Omaha Red Sox » Thu Dec 27, 2007 6:42 pm

MacGyver says to use toothpaste so I'd go that route.

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Re: Scratched CD - can you fix it?

Postby RiffRaff » Thu Dec 27, 2007 7:20 pm

I have a couple of $2000+ Disc Repair Units that will do the trick.

One will heat up and buff, the other will sand out the scratch and put a new layer on it.

But, do what Treat said earlier before wasting your time.

I'll do them all for $.25/per, you just have to pay shipping both ways.


maybe i'll get other suckers to send me free stuff :-b
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Re: Scratched CD - can you fix it?

Postby scottaa1 » Thu Dec 27, 2007 8:29 pm

RiffRaff wrote:I'll do them all for $.25/per, you just have to pay shipping both ways.


I'll do anything for $.24... and I mean anything.

I've got a game CD I'm tempted to try toothpaste on, if I could only find it.

Just found it. Oddly it was right in front of me.

ORS, is that for real? I'm feeling that moment of hesitation where I'm wondering is this is leg pulling.
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Re: Scratched CD - can you fix it?

Postby treat24 » Thu Dec 27, 2007 9:06 pm

I used to fix CDs as part of my job... Raff still does... if that helps Knapp. Definitely read and do that first post of mine.
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Re: Scratched CD - can you fix it?

Postby knapplc » Thu Dec 27, 2007 9:38 pm

Treat, is there any special kind of toothpaste to use? I would assume my baking soda toothpaste is probably not the one to try. :-b
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Re: Scratched CD - can you fix it?

Postby scottaa1 » Thu Dec 27, 2007 10:28 pm

I gave this a try in a nothing-to-lose sort of way, and while it did reduce the deep scratches, it also added some and didn't make the CD readable. ( used Crest )

Treat, I did read your post above; I can neither see thru the disc nor see the label (altho I noticed on a CDR type media, I can see the label thru the bottom regardless).

The disc in question was a limited edition one and there's no alternative other than eBay which means paying a premium.

Knapp I'm sorry to be intruding on your post; you asked a question I also had, so I'm sorta like your foster question son. Maybe you can finnagle alimony from boozie.
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Re: Scratched CD - can you fix it?

Postby Azrael » Thu Dec 27, 2007 11:07 pm

There's this stuff called Novus 1, 2, 3. Works wonders, honestly. I have a 3 year old that handles all his DVDs in a not so dainty manner so I use it alot to clean up the DVDs. Just google it and you'll find sites that sell it. Produced by a company called Micro Mark I believe.
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