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Repair scratched CD
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Posted 20 August 2006 - 12:25 AM
You can use furniture polish to fix scratches in glass, I used it on my glasses. Maybe someone less lazy than me can do a bit of research and see if it will work for discs. If I get time I'll look it up, but there just aren't enough hours in a day
Posted 20 August 2006 - 03:09 AM
I would not recomend using gel toothpaste! The abbrasive in it is much coarser than in regular toothpaste.
Breathing on a disc deposits halitosis and water (in a small quantity). The amount of water shouldn't do any damage but the halitosis could peel the information layer off. Check first by breathing on wallpaper. If it peels, then use the toothpaste, gel or regular, on your teeth. Then breath on the disk.
Ummm... dude? If your breath can peel wallpaper, you've got WAAAAAY bigger problems than a few scratched CDs
Posted 20 August 2006 - 03:49 AM
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Posted 20 August 2006 - 07:49 AM
Plastic polish works good, just use a circular motion when applying let dry to a haze remove excess with a circular motion, Then make a backup copy.
Actually it is better to always apply polish radially, i.e. at 90 degrees to the "grooves", at least in final steps.
Any mark that is radial or however not tangential to the groove tends to be interpreted correctly by the reader while marks and scratches in the same or near to same direction of th grooves tend to cause mis-readings.
a scratch which runs at an angle to the track usually poses no problem for the tracking mechanism. Indeed a well adjusted CD player should be able to track a disk on which a 1mm strip of black tape has been stuck - providing it is stuck on radially. But if a scratch is approximately tangential or circumferential, it can obscure the track below for enough time that the tracking or error correction cannot cope.
A complete guide:
Edited by jaclaz, 20 August 2006 - 07:52 AM.
Posted 20 August 2006 - 10:45 PM
But I got pads in my 360 now
Edited by undeadsoldier, 20 August 2006 - 10:45 PM.
Posted 02 September 2006 - 04:07 AM
enough of my bablbling, hopefully I'll get more involved with this site again. I think I wore myself out on tearing apart and rebuilding windows software.
Take care everyone
Posted 02 September 2006 - 06:17 AM
If I'm going ot spend money on something to repair a disk, it may as well be something designed for hte task.
Well, it is your money, but a rapid google search would show you that a small (8 oz - 236 ml) can of Brasso can be bought for US$4.29 or a 150 ml one goes for GB£2.09
(and it can usually be fond at the grocery around the corner)
A CD polishing paste, (first one I found):
Price: £6.95 (€ 9.73)
for a really tiny tube.
...and with Brasso you can also polish all your other metal or plastic hardware, or repair CD's for all your lifetime, that of your sons, of your nephews, and all other future descendants ....
Posted 03 September 2006 - 05:55 AM
Posted 10 September 2006 - 12:30 PM
Or a comercial product that comes in 3 grades of coarseness.
I bought this product, all three grades, at a Computer Show,
after I'd seen it demonstrated.
It not only polishes scratches out of CD's, but it did a nice job
of removing the road haze from my plastic headlight lenses on
my car. It works pretty well on scratched sunglasses too.
Posted 04 October 2006 - 06:12 PM
I'm taking an anatomy class and we're at the digestive system atm
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Posted 20 October 2007 - 01:58 PM
thnx man.... gr8 tip.....really saved a several cds i was gonna throw.....
There is also a "last resort" technique, really only useful to salvage data from a badly scratched CD, that will be thrown away afterwards.
The real problem with scratches is the "sides" of them that "confuse" the reader, by polishng as detailed above, you flatten the scratch, but sometimes the scratch is so deep that it is impossible to do that, so there is this other way, FILL the scratch with a transparent material.
1) Car WAX
2) Car glass (windshield) silicon/teflon based spray coating
Of course you need to WAIT until the product has completely dried off, BEFORE polishing the CD with a cloth and insering it in the drive.
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