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Scratched & Blemished DVD repair

Postby Rich on Tue Sep 14, 2004 10:24 pm

Hi Everybody,

I'm considering one of those repair kits to fix scratches on CDs and DVDs.

Are there any paticular type or brand I should seek or stay away from?

How well do they work?

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Postby rdgrimes on Wed Sep 15, 2004 1:23 pm

Replace the discs if they are readable. Such "fix" kits should only be used to try to make an unreadable disc readable again. Often, a disc that is unreadable in one reader can be read in a different reader too.
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Postby Rich on Wed Sep 15, 2004 1:53 pm

rdgrimes wrote:Replace the discs if they are readable. Such "fix" kits should only be used to try to make an unreadable disc readable again. Often, a disc that is unreadable in one reader can be read in a different reader too.


Thanks for the reply.

I just did some searching and am going to try the Memorex OptiFix Pro. It's only 30 bucks at Compuzoid. I've got a couple 2-3-4 disks to try to fix. One disk that I liked but didn't really care for I went extreme because pearl drops wouldn't get the scratch out. I used 1200 grit sand paper and I think that nearly did it. From what I've read if I took Turtle Wax to it it may read. But, this memorex jobber looks real cool so I'll give it a shot.

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Postby aviationwiz on Wed Sep 15, 2004 5:57 pm

Just use some glass cleaner on the bottom of the disc and wipe with a paper towel from the inside to the outside, *NEVER* in a circular motion. That generally works fine for me. I've had to do it a few times with Netflix Rental DVD's as before cleaning it, they just wouldn't play properly.
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Postby Rich on Wed Sep 15, 2004 6:06 pm

aviationwiz wrote:Just use some glass cleaner on the bottom of the disc and wipe with a paper towel from the inside to the outside, never in a circular motion. That generally works fine for me. I've had to do it a few times with Netflix Rental DVD's as before cleaning it, they just wouldn't play properly.


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