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Yeah well that's what happens when you scratch your discs.

I suggest you either buy a disc cleaning set, or, make your own, I make my own. Here's the recipe. You'll need three things;

1) Distilled water
2) Isopropyl Alcohol
3) Cotton balls
4) Spray bottle (use empty febreze bottle or get one at a 99 cents store.

Boil two cups of water with a lid, don't open the lid, when it's boiled leave it for 1 hour to cool off, then add a cap full of Isopropyl Alcohol, shake and wait another hour. When done spray directly to disc, let it sit for five minutes, then use a cotton ball to move it around.

This always works for me,if the disc is severely scratched then your out of luck.

Posted on May 12, 2008

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