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Scrathed up game
12-30-2006, 11:19 AM
Lovely Jennifer Tilly
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For the cost of one CD, you can repair many with a CD-repair kit. These work on audio CDs, CD-ROM discs and DVDs. Instructions
Tips & Warnings
- STEP 1: Determine the nature of the problem. Turn over the CD and look first for a smudge (see "Clean CDs" under Related eHows). If you notice a scratch, however, continue on to step 2.
STEP 2: Buy a fluid-based CD scratch-repair kit.
STEP 3: Get a soft, lint-free cloth, such as one made for cleaning eyeglasses, if your scratch-repair kit doesn't come with cloths or swabs.
STEP 4: Follow the manufacturer's instructions. Wipe across the CD, working from the inside out in straight lines. Never wipe in a circular pattern.
- STEP 5: Repeat the process, if necessary.
- Use a cleaner rather than a repair kit if the scratches are minor but cause skipping or stopping.
- Avoid using alcohol, abrasive cleaners, petroleum-based products, ammonia, commercial plastic cleaners or toothpaste, and avoid scrubbing, polishing or buffing.
- If you experience problems when using a disc on other play-back units, try rerecording at a different speed.
- Household cleaning products - including alcohol, abrasive cleaners, petroleum-based products, ammonia and commercial plastic cleaners - may harm CDs.
- Scrubbing, polishing or buffing CDs may damage them.
- Avoid home remedies that suggest using toothpaste. Toothpaste is a mild abrasive and acts as a light sandpaper. While it may sometimes buff out scratches, more often it will cause additional scratches.
- Even a successful repair may still make it difficult for the laser to read the CD properly, resulting in lower sound quality.