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Repair or not Repair - that is the ?

Discussion in 'Movie Forum' started by blackstone, Nov 13, 2003.

  1. blackstone

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    A long time ago when vinyl was a plenty i used to buy a record cleaner that was about 5" long x 2" deep with a velvet like covering, it was the business. Can you still buy them (can't remember what it was called) probabley a record cleaner! and had HMV on the cover. The disc cleaners you can buy now are way over priced in comparison.

    Anyway on an other point, what about the "ACME" - Repair scratched or damaged CD's & DVD's ONLY £35 !!! - Think it's a load of cobblers. Might as well stick the disc in the freezer for two minutes.

    So is there a reliable method for resurfacing a disc apart from not ever letting it get that way in the first instance.
     
  2. FoxyMulder

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    My feeling is if a disc is that far gone it won't play then surely the inside of the disc where the pits are the miniscule lil pits which contain the data is surely damaged and no amount of disc cleaning will help or am i wrong ?
     
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    It's certainly possible to polish away scratches on the protective coating of cds or dvds to make them playable again. Toothpaste is rather effective in providing the right amount of abrasion.
     
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    It was my understanding DVD technology can play discs with scratches as can CD players and they have to be REALLY scrated up to not work soooooo question how on earth did u get em so badly scratched ?
     
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    SKIPDR.
     
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    i find some dvd players to be more picky than other regarding scratches. My old player wouldn't play gone in 60 and MI2 because of some small scratches on the disc.
    Now on my new machine they play fine.
     
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    The machine i have is not troubled by minor scratches and hope to keep things that way, thanks to all who replied.
     

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