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Put rubbing alcohol on a tissue or something soft, and slowly wipe the tissue from the inner part of the cd to the outside repeatedly all around the disc. Wipe the disc with another DRY soft object after to remove excess alcohol.
Other things besides alcohol that may work include:
2.*Possibly* toothpaste, my friend told me this may work, but unknown
3. You can buy disc cleaning solutions at some stores that work well

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Hi so first off all you need to figure out if it is your wii or the actual cd not working.1. Start by trying to use another disc, if that disc doesn't work too and no others one then it is your console.2. If that does work then its the cd.3. If it the cd then check for scratches or wear and tear on the cd. This could cause the cd to not work, if thats the case you can look to buy scratch treatment like this one:
4. Also make sure you are putting it in right, if you put it in wrong the cd will not be detected.5. Just overall check the cd for wear and tear if there is none and you put it in right then the cd should work fine if your console is, but I have gotten a defective cd, if thats the case take it up with the maker of the game.
p.s I noticed you said cd, is it a cd or game because only games work on wii's, not cds

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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..

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I need help with my scratch cd

i have seen on youtube
use a banana
peal a banana cut it and then rucd then wipe it of with the skin
then use window cleaner to clean the cd and it should sort the scratchs out.
i have not tryed it but on the vid it looked ok

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hi, this is a common problem with all video games consoles that take cd and the same for music cds.
Most people throw them out when they get scratced and start jumping or in your case wont load the game.
The good news is you can buy a cd polishing kit which polishes the scratches out of the disk.

How it works is you place the cd into a like similar to a cd box but it has three sanding wheels then when you put the disk in you then turn a small handle and the three polishing pads spin round and polish the scratches out of the cd getting the disk to work again.

The problem is finding some where that sells them i know Maplin stock them and sells them but if you have trouble finding anywhere that sells them then the best thing to do is type in in your browser "cd scratch remover" then this will list a load of sites that sell this product.
Its not expensive to buy and its well worth getting one as you can use it loads of times so if in the future you have more problems with scratches then its worth getting one.

Hope this is the help you was looking for i know they work as i use one myself for my ps2 and music cds that get scratched.

Let me know how you get on or if you have any questions.

On any cd the bottom part that the laser reads doesnt have the information and the data on it it is burned into the top part so as you look at a cd and where the writing is on top of the cd if this is scratched and you can see through the disk then it cant be repaired but if its the bottom part that the laser reads from then removing the scratches will solve your problem.
The scratches cause the laser to miss that bit of data thats under the scratch so polishing these out will be the same as having a new cd.

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this shows that your cd is already damaged, the scratches might have hit the critical part. you said that some other cd's of yours have also scratches these are presumably minor scratches. its better if you purchase anew one. a damaged cd with deep scratches can damage the lense of your cd rom if you continously use this it would soon permanently damaged the lens

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