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    Sheila Blyth Nov 23, 2013

    I have a software disc for print shop that has got scratched. Can this be fixed so that I can put the program back unto the computer?

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If the scratch is on the top, there's nothing you can do. If it's on the bottom you can try rubbing toothpaste on the scratch to polish it up a bit.

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