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Re: Scratched CD - can you fix it?

Postby treat24 » Thu Dec 27, 2007 11:11 pm

The toothpaste thing is not a myth, but it doesn't fix discs either. At best, it can make the disc temporarily readable enough for you to rip/burn a copy. However the scratched portion will still skip when you rip it. I personally wouldn't do it. Raff has, like he mentioned, a 2000+ buck machine. That is what should be used if you can find someone local to do it. Or don't mind sending the discs to Raff's shop. You can get crappy cheap ones at Walmart, but I've seen those completely wreck discs. scottaa1, when I say "see through the disc", I mean you can see vividly the light through the disc. Not just transparency. I mean you can literally see through it like you look through a glass window.
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Re: Scratched CD - can you fix it?

Postby knapplc » Thu Dec 27, 2007 11:22 pm

I'm looking for a permanent fix, not just a "get the stuff off the disc" fix. I've got a couple of older CDs that I wanna keep, and my daughter has some pretty scuffed up ones that I'll be Super Daddy if I can fix.

Azrael, I'll give that a look-see. Thanks!
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Re: Scratched CD - can you fix it?

Postby joelamosobadiah » Thu Dec 27, 2007 11:40 pm

Hey Knapp, you can find somebody with one of the machines like Raff is talking about if you have any hookups with Video Game stores, second-hand music stores, video rental stores (what Raff does I think) etc. I know our local library also runs their DVD's through those machines. So in short, I would try taking it in somewhere like this and see if you can convince somebody to help you out. Or even easier if you have a friend that works at somewhere like that.
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Re: Scratched CD - can you fix it?

Postby Metroid » Fri Dec 28, 2007 11:39 am

You cheapskate just go buy a new CD. :-b
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Re: Scratched CD - can you fix it?

Postby LSUfan2K7 » Fri Dec 28, 2007 11:59 am

If you use toothpaste make sure not to use this weird crest one with like frickin small pebble things! It killed my scrubs season 3! :~(
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Re: Scratched CD - can you fix it?

Postby RiffRaff » Fri Dec 28, 2007 3:19 pm

Azrael wrote: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.


Novus is an acrylic/glass cleaner/sander. It actually sands the disc, but you have to do it in steps. If you use Step 3 for a deeper scratch, you'll have to use step 2 and Step 1. If you start with 2 you have to use 1. The only problem with Novus is that you are not actually putting a new protective layer on the disc.

If you use Step 3 of Novus three or more times you may ruin the disc.
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Re: Scratched CD - can you fix it?

Postby Metroid » Fri Dec 28, 2007 3:32 pm

Raff should fix all of our CDs for free....the big jerkface. :-[
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Re: Scratched CD - can you fix it?

Postby josebach » Fri Dec 28, 2007 3:42 pm

Metroid wrote:Raff should fix all of our CDs for free....the big jerkface. :-[


I guess giving away stuff for free isn't hereditary. :-t :-b
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Re: Scratched CD - can you fix it?

Postby RiffRaff » Fri Dec 28, 2007 3:43 pm

Metroid wrote:Raff should fix all of our CDs for free....the big jerkface. :-[



Hey, for you, Just PM me. I'll give you the address, send them my way, I'll fix. You just pay the postage. ;-D
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Re: Scratched CD - can you fix it?

Postby Metroid » Fri Dec 28, 2007 3:45 pm

josebach wrote:
Metroid wrote:Raff should fix all of our CDs for free....the big jerkface. :-[


I guess giving away stuff for free isn't hereditary. :-t :-b

nice. :-b

RiffRaff wrote:Hey, for you, Just PM me. I'll give you the address, send them my way, I'll fix. You just pay the postage. ;-D

Sweet!

I actually have a game thats scratched....can you fix those?
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