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How to Remove Scratches From Any DVD

Using these (6) items: (that can usually be found in your home)

1) Toothpaste: spread the tooth paste around scratched or damaged area of the disc. (for best results fully spread the toothpaste on the disk)

2) Peanut Butter: spread the peanut butter on the area where you added the toothpaste on the disk.

3) Paper Towel: use the paper towel to wipe the toothpaste and peanut butter off the disk. (Do not clean the disk, only wipe it off)

..Repeat both steps 1 & 2 the exact same way.

4) Plastic Container w/ Top: Place the disk in a plastic container. (with the toothpaste and peanut butter still added on)

5) Coke Soda: Pour soda onto the disk (you can use any type of drinking soda, just pour enough to cover the entire disk)

6) Baking Soda: Pour baking soda onto the disk also.

..after your have completed all these steps using these (6) items above, you can now put the top onto your plastic container.. give it a little shake and put it aside. (you can now clean up your work place while you wait, but leave out your hand towels)

..after you have cleaned you workplace and your project has set for a good 2mins. you can now take out your disk, use a paper towel and began to wipe it off. During this process you will see the disk has become a little harder to wipe down but MOST IMPORTANTLY all scratches should be gone!

*Depending on how deep the scratches are but they should all be GONE! If not this process will definitely improve the performance of your disk 110%

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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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get scratches out of gamecube disk


Both scratches and dust can affect the playability of a game disc. Cleaning it can usually do the trick. Several techniques will clean the disc and make it useful again, saving time and money that would have been spent on a new game. 1. Before you apply disc cleaner, wipe with a microfiber cloth or other soft fabric. Wipe from the center of the disc outward. Don't wipe your Wii game disc in a circular motion, as this can damage it further. Test it to see if it works. 2. Rinse the disc with water if the first step didn't work. This will get rid of any oils that have gotten on the disc. If you see gunk that won't easily rinse off, use your fingers and a light dish soap to wipe it off underneath the stream of water. Remember to wipe from inside out, the light soap will serve as disc cleaner. 3. Dry the disc. First, shake off any excess water. Then set it out to air dry. Don't use a cloth for this step as that could add little fibers that may cause trouble. Once the disc is completely dry, try it in your Nintendo Wii to see if the disc repair worked. 4. Use rubbing alcohol with a cotton swab and gently coat the disc. Allow to dry. The disc will dry much quicker when wet with alcohol than it did with water. Still, you should wait until it's completely dry before you try the game disc in your Wii. By now, your disc should be working. Most disc read errors on Wiis are due to dust and dirt, rather than an actual scratch. 5. Spread toothpaste on the disc. This disc repair method should be used as a last resort. Using plain, white toothpaste, rub a quarter-sized amount in a circular motion with your fingers on the disc. Cover the reflective side of the disc completely. There should be a thin layer over the game disc when you're done. 6. Let the toothpaste sit on the disc until it is dry. This shouldn't take more than 10 minutes, although it depends on how much toothpaste you used. 7. Run the disc under warm water, rubbing the toothpaste off with your thumb. Make sure you get it all off and the disc is thoroughly rinsed. Allow to air dry. Then try the game.

Aug 05, 2012 | Super Smash Bros. Melee for GameCube

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have a bad disc but they are all new


Try rubbing tooth paste on them with a moist cloth

the wash it all off

(dont worry water does not damage dics)

and dry it

the toothpaste should fill in minor scratches

if that does not work then its a hardware issue

Feb 28, 2011 | Video Game Consoles & Games

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TOOTH PASTE DOES NOT WORK


Hi DAVED North,

I Just got a XBOX 360 Call of Duty 3 disc back in shape using Toothpaste. Now the disc had a buildup around the outer edge from where it jumped off the spindle at high speed, This left a scratch all the way around the outer perimeter. I scrubbed and scrubbed for like 10 minutes on this scratch with Crest Toothpaste. The scratch is gone, but it left a foggy look where I did the toothpaste. Call of duty 3 is not working perfectly where is would not read at all before the toothpaste. This is why I say use toothpaste. It may not work on all, but it does work on some.

Mar 09, 2008 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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