Below I’ve described somes methods of keeping all of your DVDs and CDs clean, even if they’re not scratched up. Thoroughly cleaning unscuffed discs can help them go a long way. I’ll also be explaining how to repair scuffed discs as well.
The first thing were going to touch on is simply cleaning a CD or DVD. The disc is ready to be cleaned if you’ve noticed fingerprints, dust, or other things that might keep it from being 100%. Regardless of scratches or not, surface particles can have an effect on how well the disc is playing.
If you’ve stumbled across this article because your disc is no longer readable due to scratches/wear, don’t worry! Here you will learn how to repair the disc with simple items you might have in your home! You could go online and find cleaning kits, but if you’d rather get it out of the way yourself, continue reading to see how!
There are several common household items you could use to lessen the severity scratches, and hopefully bring that disc (or discs) back to life, such as baking soda or toothpaste. Depending on the severity of the scratches this should do the trick!
If you need to remove deep scratches quickly, it’s highly recommended to try a Mr.Clean Magic Eraser sponge. All you need to do is apply light presser, and begin wiping from the center of the disc to the outer edges. After this, you can buff and shine the disc using some of the polishing techniques described.
None of the recommended methods working for you? Disc repairing only removes scratches on the reading side of the disc. There are numerous reasons why it might not still be working. The most common causes for discs not to load are: Player incompatibility, foil damage, problems with the player and not the disc, the laser might be rotting, oxidation, layer warping, poor recording, tolerance overload, flutter overload, and layer separation. You might want to consider professional repairing, or just replacing the disc.