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Reparing damaged DVDs

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28th March 2007 4:10  #1

Edgeworth Member Join Date: July 2004 Location: United States Posts: 256 Send a message via AIM to Edgeworth Send a message via MSN to Edgeworth
Reparing damaged DVDs
I wasn't sure if this belonged in the other forum or not.
I've been noticing scratches on the used games I buy and older discs I own. Some of the movies will play to a point, begin to stutter, and go no further. Can anyone suggest methods or products for repairing DVDs with minor scratches? Do those cheap-looking "DVD Doctor" kits at electronic stores work at all?

28th March 2007 5:02  #2

Cheddar J. Cheese Member Join Date: October 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 1,492
When I first started collecting DVDs, I bought a used copy of "Minority Report" from Blockbuster. It played fine, I took care of it and stuff, but one day, it just stopped. This happens almost anytime I rent a movie from anywhere too. Anyways, I fixed it with something that cost me $5 Canadian. It's one of those "sealant" kits. My disc has worked perfectly ever scince. Although I've heard that these kits are hit and miss, they can work great in some cases, or cause more damage in others (although I've heard much more good than bad).

Hope this helps.

30th March 2007 14:28  #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
A polishing kit can be quite good if you get one that eats away the disk slightly to smooth the scratches out but you have to be real careful....

2nd April 2007 19:23  #4

Nic Mall Member Join Date: November 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,202 Send a message via MSN to Nic Mall
Buy a new copy. Easy peasy

2nd April 2007 19:36  #5

Cheddar J. Cheese Member Join Date: October 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 1,492
We're not all zillionaires.

3rd April 2007 3:45  #6

Edgeworth Member Join Date: July 2004 Location: United States Posts: 256 Send a message via AIM to Edgeworth Send a message via MSN to Edgeworth
I've rebought a few already, but a good deal are out of print. Thanks for the suggestions.

12th April 2007 20:32  #7

Nic Mall Member Join Date: November 2005 Location: United Kingdom Posts: 1,202 Send a message via MSN to Nic Mall
Cheddar J. Cheese wrote: We're not all zillionaires.
*******

I know, it's not easy being a bjillionare! :p

12th April 2007 20:52  #8

Cheddar J. Cheese Member Join Date: October 2004 Location: Canada Posts: 1,492
Well you know what I mean.

I can barely understand how people buy more than 1 a month let alone some of the multiples per week. I've bought 3 new release DVDs this year (The Departed 2 Disc, Casino Royale, Children of Men) and it's already a quarter over.

14th April 2007 22:44  #9

Franchise Member Join Date: March 2006 Location: United States Posts: 294 Send a message via AIM to Franchise Send a message via MSN to Franchise Send a message via Yahoo to Franchise
I buy as many as I do because of the fact that I've got no life.  I've got a 1 year old son, wife, and a 50 hour a week job.  So, it's fairly easy to buy movies and stay at home like a hermit.  That's part of my charm.

15th April 2007 19:12  #10

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
Franchise wrote: I buy as many as I do because of the fact that I've got no life.  I've got a 1 year old son, wife, and a 50 hour a week job.  So, it's fairly easy to buy movies and stay at home like a hermit.  That's part of my charm.I have those (with a second kid on the way) but unfortunatly I have a mortgage....

Oh and Nic, my bjillionare, I am a great charity! Wink

16th April 2007 22:48  #11

Franchise Member Join Date: March 2006 Location: United States Posts: 294 Send a message via AIM to Franchise Send a message via MSN to Franchise Send a message via Yahoo to Franchise
Worst Nightmare wrote: Franchise wrote: I buy as many as I do because of the fact that I've got no life.  I've got a 1 year old son, wife, and a 50 hour a week job.  So, it's fairly easy to buy movies and stay at home like a hermit.  That's part of my charm.I have those (with a second kid on the way) but unfortunatly I have a mortgage....

Oh and Nic, my bjillionare, I am a great charity! Wink


I feel for you on the 2nd child.  I also have a mortgage, but it's a manageable figure.

18th April 2007 23:50  #12

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
My mortgage was manageable  but then the wife left work to have and care for Alex (kid number 1) and now with the second one on the way we have lost our second income for a very long time... Sad
I am lucky a few friends lend me DVD's....

19th April 2007 18:10  #13

Franchise Member Join Date: March 2006 Location: United States Posts: 294 Send a message via AIM to Franchise Send a message via MSN to Franchise Send a message via Yahoo to Franchise
That does suck.  My wife just started work back up last week and I'm quite glad.  I didn't want to have her leave the home for it, but whatever she wants to do.  Good luck!

19th April 2007 23:59  #14

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
Thanks Franchise - Here in Australia we get a "baby bonus" which gives us approximatly $4000 AUD when we have a baby which helps with the Bills and hopefully will leave some money left over for a HD projector I want! True 1080p of course....

20th April 2007 6:52  #15

Franchise Member Join Date: March 2006 Location: United States Posts: 294 Send a message via AIM to Franchise Send a message via MSN to Franchise Send a message via Yahoo to Franchise
We get about the same here for a child on our taxes each year.  I think it lessens the burden on us as a family.  I can remember going from paying the extra taxes every year to bringing in about $3000.

23rd April 2007 18:12  #16

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
We also get government support during the year after the bonus but it depends on how much you earn collectively (husband and wife) and as an individual. Usually it is not much though...

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