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18th September 2005 6:52  #1

Je Ff Member Join Date: February 2005 Location: United States Posts: 438
Scratches
Is there anyway of fixing scratched DVDs (inexpensively).  I just watched Duplex(89 mins.)in 55 minutes because so much was skipped.  My biggest loss is my Pulp Fiction Disc.  All of Jack Rabbit Slim's and the gimp scence is lost.

18th September 2005 7:35  #2

Matt Contributor Join Date: October 2004 Location: United States Posts: 2,113
Surface scratches to the protective, plastic on the disc can be buffed out a variety of different ways, but scratches deep enough to penetrate and harm the actual metallic reflective layer of the disc are another matter.

18th September 2005 8:28  #3

Worst Nightmare Senior Member Join Date: July 2002 Location: Australia Posts: 6,706 Send a message via AIM to Worst Nightmare Send a message via ICQ to Worst Nightmare Send a message via MSN to Worst Nightmare Send a message via Yahoo to Worst Nightmare Send a message via Google to Worst Nightmare
You have to be REAL CAREFULL when you buff them out with the proper compound or you can destoy the disc easily

19th September 2005 7:29  #4

Keith Member Join Date: June 2005 Location: United States Posts: 221
There is a repair kit available to repair scratched DVDs. They are available at retail stores.  I don't have one, but I was told they work. Like mentioned above, if the scratch is too bad it is unlikely it would repair that.  But the kit doesn't cost that much.  You might look here:

19th September 2005 14:35  #5

Jonny "Me You" Senior Member Join Date: March 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 2,863
Quote: Originally posted by Je Ff
Is there anyway of fixing scratched DVDs (inexpensively).  I just watched Duplex(89 mins.)in 55 minutes because so much was skipped.  My biggest loss is my Pulp Fiction Disc.  All of Jack Rabbit Slim's and the gimp scence is lost.


Walk into your local EB Games at the mall aka Electronics Boutique, tell em you have a scratched disc you want fixed, then they'll tell you your options. Very Happy

19th September 2005 17:40  #6

Mark Lim Member Join Date: March 2004 Location: Australia Posts: 1,211
The repair kit is great! it comes with a special cloth, and a packet of some kind of white stuff to wipe over the scratches. It is made in the U.S. I forget which brand it was, one of those that make music cd's as well.

20th September 2005 2:24  #7

Tony DeFrancisco Senior Member Join Date: July 2005 Location: United States Posts: 2,652
I use one of them too.

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