How to Fix a Scratched CD or DVD

India
June 17, 2008 12:13am CST
If you have an orbital buffer along with some pads and polish for polishing your car, you can use it to fix minor scratches in CDs or DVDs that prevent them from playing properly. Step1 Mount the pad on the orbital buffer. Step2 Apply a small amount of polish to the pad. Step3 smear some polish on the CD/DVD. Step4 Hold the CD/DVD down on a flat, smooth surface with the label side facing down. Step5 Apply the pad to the CD/DVD surface and turn the PC on. Step6 Run the PC until the polish breaks down. Step7 Wipe off the polish residue with a soft cloth.
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5 responses
• India
17 Jun 08
Hi Mayankbhushan, Thats a good method but it is not a permanent solution.It may work for sometime but how to recover data from even damage CD/DVD. I will suggest you to download free version of IObuster software which will extarct data from even damage CD and store it in your computer then you can play n number of times. Good luck!!
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• India
17 Jun 08
Thank you to suggest me to download free version of IObuster software. I will try. Thanks a lot for sharing.
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• India
18 Jun 08
well i think it is better not to use the cds in that fashion. i make a copy of the same and then throw away the cds after scratching them hard on the floor.
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• Malaysia
17 Jun 08
Thank you very much for the tips.I will use it in case there was an emergency.My NFSU CD 1 one time fell just like that and could not run on PC again.When I bought my new computer I could not install it.I will try using your steps and also the IO buster software.
• Pakistan
19 Jun 08
did you also consider my advice regarding USB flash drive
• India
19 Jun 08
No dear, I have no Idea about USB flash drive.
• Pakistan
19 Jun 08
Its very convenient device for computer users. You can transfer your data from one computer to another computer easyily and also it is geting very cheap now a days
• Pakistan
17 Jun 08
That does not work for longer time, I tried, it worked for only few uses and then I had to throw my cd. I advice you all to use a good quality CDs and DVDs and try exchanging your important data through a USB flash drive.
• India
17 Jun 08
I know that It does not work for longer time. Thanks for responding.