HELP: How-To fix scratched discs

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  1. Meetloaf13

    Meetloaf13 fear the MONKEY!!!

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    Hello all,

    I have several discs, mainly DVDs that are scratched quite nicely. I've unsuccessfully tried to fix one with the tooth paste method...it made it visibly worse.

    Just wanted to get some tried and true suggestions on how to fix them (send-in services, devices, etc.). Please include prices as well.

    Thank you!
     
  2. goofball

    goofball Notebook Deity

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    how scratched are we talking about? are they scratched on the top (label) or on the bottom?
     
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    On the bottom side, some have several scratches, other just a few that cause the disc to halt during playback. I figure, buying something to repair the discs will save me money if I don't have to go buy the movies again.
     
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    get one of those skip doctors. I have one and it works wonders.
     
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    Do you have the automatic or manual flavor?
     
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    Mine is the manual hand crank one. Works great.
     
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    Skip Doctor it is. I have some buy.com credit, so I'm going to get one of those puppies.

    Thanks!
     
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    spradhan01 Notebook Virtuoso

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    But I think it gonna recover the disc but I feel the data are little bit lost. When I tried on some game dvds, it showed error around 85-90% of game setup.
     
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    spradhan01,
    are you saying that after using skip dr. it showed errors? I never had this problem. but it likely won't work on everything.
     
  10. The Mad Fapper

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    I heard bananas and a micro fiber cloth works too. Don't get mad at me if it doesn't and your disc just smells like bananas and doesn't work though.
     
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