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User currently offlinePilottj From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 279 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 891 times:

Hey folks

I have a few CDs that are scrached...enough to make them skip in the player. I would like to try to repair them...vs buying new ones. I saw some automatic repair machines for about 30 bucks at the major electronic stores. Do you have any preferences or any home remedies that you have used?

CHeers
TJ


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User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 880 times:

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User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8707 posts, RR: 43
Reply 2, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 863 times:

Shouldn't be a problem. There are cheap-ish disc repair kits containing some fluid in a tube and a piece of tissue; the one I bought some months ago worked perfectly fine and it was also useful for repairing the display of my old mobile phone.

When I put a CD somewhere else than its cover, I always put them on the reflecting side - the data is on the printed side, so I'd be screwed if that got scratched. Scratches on the reflecting side can be repaired.



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User currently offlineDan2002 From United States of America, joined Dec 2002, 2055 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 841 times:

Quoting Aloges (Reply 2):
I always put them on the reflecting side - the data is on the printed side, so I'd be screwed if that got scratched. Scratches on the reflecting side can be repaired.



Good point, many people often overlook the fact that the printed side is closer to the recorded material than the reflective side.



Dan



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User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31684 posts, RR: 56
Reply 4, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 836 times:

How effective are these repair kits.
regds
MEL



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User currently offlineAloges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8707 posts, RR: 43
Reply 5, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 821 times:

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 4):
How effective are these repair kits.

That CD I mentioned wouldn't play (just keep skipping once the scratch was reached) in my Pioneer CD player, only in my portable Sony one - I guess that thing has a pretty vile error correction software to help keep things going. After repairing the CD, the Pioneer played it like nothing had ever happened.



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User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 816 times:

I picked up one of those repair kits some time ago and tested it out on a CD full of scratches. Afterwards the CD played just fine. It was a pain in the ass though just to gt one disk resurfaced.

User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31684 posts, RR: 56
Reply 7, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 805 times:

Quoting KROC (Reply 6):
picked up one of those repair kits some time ago and tested it out on a CD full of scratches

What was the problem with the CD prior to the cleaning performancewise.
regds
MEL



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User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 804 times:

The CD had several scratches/gouges in it for hte CD skipped like crazy and was basically unlistenable.

User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31684 posts, RR: 56
Reply 9, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 803 times:

Quoting KROC (Reply 8):
CD skipped like crazy and was basically unlistenable

How long did you spend [Timewise] cleaning it.
regds
MEL



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User currently offlineKROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (8 years 10 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 800 times:

It takes a few minutes, maybe 5 or so but its a pain in the ass because you have to crank this little wheel as fast as you can and the CD just creeps along this resurfacing machine.

User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31684 posts, RR: 56
Reply 11, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 767 times:

Quoting KROC (Reply 10):

Any link/Pic of the Kit.
regds
MEL



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