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It has a bunch of scratches and the toothpaste thing doesn't work what else can i do

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Use turtle wax on it. It works on games, dvds, and cds.

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How to Replace a defective cd

MOST likely due to multiple scratches. You need to polish the surface - sometimes regular toothpaste, or even peanut butter, works. For extreme problems - there are multiple disk repairers available online. Also you can search for "How to clean a scratched disk" on YouTube and you'll find a bunch of video instructions.

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How To Fix Scratches With Toothpaste

One of the worst thing about buying a used video game is worrying about scratches? In fact sometimes the scratches are so bad that your system will no longer recognize the game. I've been in this similar situation and though I wasted my money. However then I tried the Toothpaste Trick and I have been recommending it ever since.

The first thing you want to do is get some white toothpaste. You can try the other types or brands but I recommend regular white toothpaste. From there apply toothpaste to where the scratches are on your disc. Use a toothbrush or cloth and apply the toothpaste to the scratches. Make sure to be careful and avoid getting toothpaste near the center of the disc.

Once the toothpaste is on those scratches wait about 5-10 minutes. Once time is up go back to your disc and begin removing the toothpaste. You can try using another cloth however the toothpaste might be sticky. Get another cloth and apply a very tiny amount of water onto it. Use the wet cloth again to remove the toothpaste and then use a dry cloth to make sure the disc is try. Wait another 5 minutes to complete the process.

After that, your all finished! Your disc should be working good as new again and it only took a few minutes. Finally as stated earlier, be careful doing this. Make sure that you've tried other options such as simply cleaning the disc with a cloth before trying this trick. It should be used as a last resort.

on Mar 01, 2011 | Video Game Consoles & Games


A quick fix for CDs that skip or sound scratchy

I was told to use toothpaste - and it worked! Rub toothpaste on your scratched CD - over the entire thing. Then rub off with dry cloth/rag til smooth. Though it looks like all the paste has come off, it has actually filled in some of the micro scratches. Try to play cd - it has worked for me numerous times.
Also, on these CDs - or any old ones - upload into your computer (the computer doesnt pick up as many scratches as a basic cd player). When finished uploading (this could be called "ripping" with Windows Media Player or "importing" on ITunes, your computer now has all songs. Put in blank disc and "burn" onto a new CD. Its like it was brand new again!

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How can I remove the scratches from my glass coffee table?

Unfortunately, there is no safe way to remove scratches from glass. I don't recommend trying anything at home because you could make it much worse. If you are bent on keeping the table I suggest taking it to glassworker to see if he can sand it down with special tools.

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My Spyro the Dragon game will not play. It gets to the Playstation logo and freezes. I just had it resurfaced so it's not scratched. It is a Playstation 2 and plays all other games.

The best thing I could offer as advice is to cover the bottom of the disc with toothpaste, the toothpaste acts as a resurfacing agent and helps get rid of scratches, obviously clean the toothpaste off throughly before inserting the disc into the Playstation 2 disc tray.

Aug 01, 2011 | Sony PlayStation 2 (PS2) Console

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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.

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My Borderlands video game doesn't work, i see some scratches on it but every time i put it in the xbox it says cannot be read. Ive tried cleaning it ive use the spray, the soft cloth,and restarting my...

You can try using toothpaste. I've tried it several times and it has worked for me. Here's how you do it.
  1. Grab a bottle of toothpaste and your disc
  2. Put a good amount of paste on the disc
  3. Take a soft cloth and rub the toothpaste over the disc. Be sure to give it some pressure.
  4. Turn on a sink and wash the toothpaste off your disc
  5. Place disc in Xbox and enjoy

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The screen has tiny visible marks on it. and it doesn't disappear. please help. tnx

if it's just small marks then you could probably get rid of it with windex or even just a bit of water on a paper towel. If they are scratched, try using a fluoride base toothpaste on the screen. Rub it in with a paper towel then wipe it off. It might help to fill in the scratches.

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How do people fix scratched game disk"s
This is the type of thing you should use, they really do work and you can get them world wide form all ebay sites and shops.
You can also try a home method, this is to use a cloth and toothpaste, toothpaste will act like fine sandpaper and small circle rubbing over the area will buff the scratch out.

Jan 02, 2010 | Microsoft Xbox Console

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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.

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