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Discussion in 'Storage' started by andrewsmc, Sep 15, 2009.

  1. andrewsmc

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    What is it? Home remedies :)!
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    Bottled water will do the trick with a lint free cloth. Of the dirt of the disk is a bit tougher use some isopropyl 50% will be just fine.

    And when cleaning them clean from inside to outside of the disk.
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    I will try that :), But i think i need more cleaning than that :)
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    Whats on the disk ?.
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    scratches. And its kinda important.
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    You can try one of those alcohol based cleaners. But scratches cannot be cleaned. they're permanent.
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    There is some kits that supposed to fix scratches but if they work i don't know for sure, hopefully some one else could help you better with that issue.

    You tried the disk in other players see if the data is extractable of the disk if so youcould make a image of the disk and put it on a new one. will have to find out if there is any copy protection on it too so you could do a true image of it.

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    If all fails you could try contacting the company who has them made see if they will sell you a new one as some companys do replacements for like $5-$10.
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    More info on this Image thing? I have Express Burn and i and trying to "Copy" it and it get all the way done and then give me an error that it couldnt read it.... :(!
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    I've heard that rubbing toothpaste all over the disc can help sometimes...

    If the disc is truly scratched beyond repair, get a soft sponge and some comet. Run water over the disc and dampen the sponge. Sprinkle comet all over the disc and scrub in circular motions. This should scratch the disc up a lot, but the scratches will be so small it shouldn't be a problem for the reader. The massive amount of small scratches caused by the comet and the sponge should wear down the disc do the nasty deep gouges are no longer as nasty or as deep, thus readable. I saw my uncle do it with a windows vista disc once. The disc was unreadable until he did the comet trick on it.
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    tigger I'm the only one

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    I use brasso to buff the scratches off my discs.
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    I've always used toothpaste. It works, and works well ...
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    10% rubbing alcohol 90% distilled water
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    I just use my itouch cloth everywhere... awesome lol...

    Try PowerIso
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    There was something called Dr. CD that WAS REALLY REALLY GOOD. My uncle had it and I borrowed it from him since I left my Oblivion DVD in my PC while I was moving it, it got knocked out of place and as soon as I turned my PC on I heard this awful noise (It was of my Oblivion DVD geting scratched up. I take it out and find these horriable Marks all around on the outside deep scratches too. I thought it was a goner, wouldn't Work. Used that DR. CD or DVD and it fixed it! Point is that shit worked.

    If your too cheap or can't find that then I would use Toothpaste (let it sit for ten min), Windex Window Cleaner, and alcohol with some water wiped down with a good cloth as most other people suggested.
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    any kind of polish really that will not leave a residue or discolor the disc. My favorite is good-ol toothpaste.
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    Car Wax works well in my experience. Wax it, let it dry completely and buff it off. Insert the disk and copy off the data immediately.

    Jason
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    Many I know sing the praises of Turtle Wax.
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    lol...there was also a banana peal method ...not sure if it works but thought i would mention it.
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    10 secs in the microwave ;)
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    toothpaste is like liquid sandpaper... don't use it on a cd..

    my dumbass has tried before and it made it worse.

    I will def try the comet method next time I ever have a cd problem..
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    your kidding right?:confused:
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    tigger I'm the only one

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    You do it first to your windows dvd Sir_Real to proove it works then :p
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    nevermind the dvd lol, metal and microwaves = fail :laugh:
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    Microwave works magic on CD's/DVD's :)
    I suggest you stick your CD/DVD in the microwave and put a block of soap on top of it, cook for 1 minute and the scratches will be gone.
    As well as the CD

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