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A few of my favorite CD's are skipping and I've notice some are scratched-


Can they be repaired? cleaned? Is it my CD player in the truck? does that need to be cleaned?
or is it hopeless?

anybody??
 

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Have you tried the CDs in another player?
 

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you can get a repair kit
 

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Don’t throw them out you can fix them. Repair kit is I think 8 bucks at k mart. I have one in box I never opened even u can have I got from work for free. That and a cd with a brush on it that wipes or cleans when you insert it in the drive,.
 

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Wax works well. Car wax, furniture polish..... just about anything. Just make sure that there's no grit on the cd when you wipe it.
 

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My idea will not help your damaged CD but when I purchase a new CD I immediately burn a copy, which goes in my truck, and I put the original away. That way if the copy becomes damaged I just throw it away and burn another one.

A friend of mine also does this and recently his truck was broken into and they stole all of his CDs. Since they were just copies there was no great loss other than time to burn new copies.
 

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QUOTE(RaftguywithJager @ Feb 13 2004, 06:16 AM)Wax works well. Car wax, furniture polish..... just about anything. Just make sure that there's no grit on the cd when you wipe it.
Yeah, I usually use wood furniture polish, like Pledge. Gives my disks that lemon-fresh smell.


I usually do that before I go to trade in any CDs. Helps hide the scratches.
 

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I use Musicmatch Jukebox and copy the cd to the computer then burn a new one.

A damaged one won't play but can be copied normal to hard drive.

If you like, lend me the original and I will make you a new copy.

I have done this process many times for cd's that people have miss treated on the bus.

The next batch of cd's I make will not be touched by anyone other than me.

"I can't get no respect"

-- Rodney Dangerfield
 

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Use toothpaste and a damp cloth. Wipe from the middle straight out along the scratch. Very important... The abrasives in the toothpaste will smooth out the gauges. The gauge cause a prism effect with the light and that's why it can't read it. Don't wipe it to hard or you'll add gauges. Rinse with water and dry with a paper towel.
 

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QUOTE(Snowmaker @ Feb 12 2004, 10:41 PM)Have you tried the CDs in another player?
yes & still the same problem-
 

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QUOTE(bobrob20 @ Feb 13 2004, 12:29 AM)Don't throw them out you can fix them. Repair kit is I think 8 bucks at k mart. I have one in box I never opened even u can have I got from work for free. That and a cd with a brush on it that wipes or cleans when you insert it in the drive,.
Cool!

thanks Bob!
 

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QUOTE(Scubajay @ Feb 13 2004, 07:09 AM)My idea will not help your damaged CD but when I purchase a new CD I immediately burn a copy, which goes in my truck, and I put the original away. That way if the copy becomes damaged I just throw it away and burn another one.

A friend of mine also does this and recently his truck was broken into and they stole all of his CDs. Since they were just copies there was no great loss other than time to burn new copies.
great idea ScubaJay-

I will have to start doing that w/ the new ones!

especially with kids- they are rough w/ the CD's
 

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QUOTE(MisterD @ Feb 13 2004, 10:48 AM)Use toothpaste and a damp cloth. Wipe from the middle straight out along the scratch. Very important... The abrasives in the toothpaste will smooth out the gauges. The gauge cause a prism effect with the light and that's why it can't read it. Don't wipe it to hard or you'll add gauges. Rinse with water and dry with a paper towel.
any toothpaste?

I use that whitening stuff...will that harm anything?

I'm going to try this on a few-

then try the furniture polish on the other's-

I'll keep ya posted!
 

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"My, your CDs smell so minty-fresh."
 

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QUOTE(MisterD @ Feb 13 2004, 10:48 AM)Use toothpaste and a damp cloth. Wipe from the middle straight out along the scratch. Very important... The abrasives in the toothpaste will smooth out the gauges. The gauge cause a prism effect with the light and that's why it can't read it. Don't wipe it to hard or you'll add gauges. Rinse with water and dry with a paper towel.
I heard this works well also
 
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