Tip & How-To about Nintendo Super Smash Bros. Brawl for Wii

Fixing Scratched CD's, Games, etc.

To fix a scratched CD:
1) take a tube of toothpaste and place a dab on the CD.
2) Rub the toothpaste around the scratched area and let sit for a few minuets.
3) Take a slightly damp cloth and wipe the toothpaste off.
Note: do not rub in a circle, wipe off the paste starting from the middle, going out.
4) Finally, gently dry the CD with a towel, and play away!

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CDS slipping when playing.


Try the disc in another CD / DVD player.

It is important to make sure that the DVD itself is the problem, and not the CD / DVD player.


Cleaning a CD / DVD player is a much more intricate process that requires device-cleaning hardware.


Lay the disc artwork-side down so that you can easily clean the playing side.

You should always avoid setting a disc playing-side down to prolong its lifespan.


Gently rub the disc with a soft, lint-free cloth to remove all traces of dust and fingerprints. Always rub a disc from the center toward the outer rim in a light motion to prevent any other damage.


Apply a light amount of toothpaste to a cotton wool ball and gently rub the disc from the inside out.

You may need a few drops of water to make the toothpaste spread easily.


Cover the entire surface area of the disc, or at least the area that is scratched.

Toothpaste is a gentle abrasive that works well for fixing simple scratches.


Clean off the toothpaste with the cloth, once again rubbing from the inside of the disc toward the rim.

Try not to push too hard to prevent further damage.


Apply other kinds of light abrasives such as baking soda or glass cleaner if the sound is still distorted.

Remove the solution with the same gentle rubbing technique.


Purchase a disc-cleaning spray from a local video or electronics store.

These sprays are effective in removing any grime from the disc and filling small scratches.


hope this helps


Sep 30, 2012 | Philips Fwm608/12 600W Subwoofer Mini...

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fwm608 CDS slipping when playing


Lay the disc artwork-side down so that you can easily clean the playing side.

You should always avoid setting a disc playing-side down to prolong its lifespan.


Gently rub the disc with a soft, lint-free cloth to remove all traces of dust and fingerprints. Always rub a disc from the center toward the outer rim in a light motion to prevent any other damage.


Apply a light amount of toothpaste to a cotton wool ball and gently rub the disc from the inside out.

You may need a few drops of water to make the toothpaste spread easily.


Cover the entire surface area of the disc, or at least the area that is scratched.

Toothpaste is a gentle abrasive that works well for fixing simple scratches.


Clean off the toothpaste with the cloth, once again rubbing from the inside of the disc toward the rim.

Try not to push too hard to prevent further damage.


Apply other kinds of light abrasives such as baking soda or glass cleaner if the sound is still distorted.

Remove the solution with the same gentle rubbing technique.


Purchase a disc-cleaning spray from a local video or electronics store.

These sprays are effective in removing any grime from the disc and filling small scratches.


hope this helps


Sep 30, 2012 | Philips Fwm608/12 600W Subwoofer Mini...

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The CD player doesn't always work. It cuts on and off at times. What should I do?


check and make sure the CD's aren't scratched. If they are scratched use toothpaste to clean it by,
1.put 3 or 4 pea-sized dots of toothpaste around the cd.
2.take some kind of cloth or tissue paper to rub the toothpaste
3.rub from the middle to the outside, ACROSS the circular path (if you're not rubbing in this direction, you're not doing any good)
4.and wash off the toothpaste and any tissue follicles that got attached to the cd, throw the tissue/cloth out
5.-dry the cd on a clean towel
if this doesnt work take try blowing into the cd player, their may be a build up of dust.

Jun 27, 2011 | 2005 Mazda RX-8

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well i accidently bumped my xbox 360 while the game was on and now my game nba 2k11 wont work everytime i put it in it says play dvd then starts but all my other games work


You must have scratched the disk. A quick fix to this is taking non-whitening toothpaste not gel and rubbing it on the read side of your disk. Let it sit for 5 minutes then take a very damp tissue and rub off the tooth paste. I cannot emphasize the importance of using a very damp piece of tissue. This is just a quick fix.
Remember: 1.Toothpaste not gel 2.Rub it on the read side not the label side. 3.Let sit for 5 minutes. 4.Rub off with a very damp piece of tissue.

Mar 15, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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Console not being read


Try updating the firmware... Also, check if any other disc works or not.. If it does, then get the disc which you have inserted is at fault, try to replace it... If that's not possible, try cleaning it by various methods... If all else fails, and you have no other option but to throw that disc, try using toothpaste on it ... It works sometimes..

Nov 23, 2009 | Nintendo Wii Console

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