About Repairing Scratched DVD By Victor Epand
Platinum Quality Author
Scratches on a disc are a
common issue with children these days. They play
games continuously and recklessly running the
same disk over and over again. Scratches on a
disc are a common issue with children these days.They
play games continuously and recklessly running
the same disk over and over again. This excessive
usage of a particular DVD can damage it in the
form of scratches or gauges.
Though the players are well adapted
to regular use. They are remarkably resistant to casual
scratches. It may cause a CD player to skip or in case
of DVD show odd video artifacts.
While players are remarkably durable it is impossible
to prevent it from scratches and scuffs from occurring
from time to time. So there must be adequate measure
too to keep some control on such misuse.
There are various processes to repair scratched DVD
may be temporarily or permanently. Though at times if
it is hard damage it may be not remediable. The extent
of repair possible depends on the amount of damage caused
to the disc.
To repair the DVD first of all we need to thoroughly
check it by ourselves. We need to see if the scratch
is beyond repairing by holding the disc up to light.
The light should not be very harsh, as it would spoil
the disc. If the light can be seen passing through the
scratch then the disc is permanently destroyed and cannot
If the scratches are not too deep, we might make an
attempt at fixing the ailment temporarily. Scratches
on the upper label surface are impossible to repair
but the shiny playing side of the disc is curable.
As a hard and fast rule a CD should be cleaned with
thin linen only. Water can also be used to lend a helping
hand. If the process produces no results we have a secondary
option of polishing the disc with toothpaste, which
should be paste not gel in its form. Then cleaning with
a wet and clean linen cloth will do.
The thing worth remembering is we must not try cleaning
by rubbing in circles but from inside the ring of the
disc towards the outer edge.
The repairing of the disc also depends on the amount
of damage caused to it. As the scratches on the label
side can prove to be a death sentence for them because
most discs do not have an additional protective coating
on the label side.
Applying a layer of thin wax used in automobiles can
also be helpful in polishing the disc and can smoothen
the scratches to make it audible or visible. We can
give it to a music shop to repair it. Sometimes they
remove the upper coating of the disc removing the light
scratches and lightening the deep gouges. This helps
us restore our discs in the safe form to be played again.
But if these methods are not effective then there is
only the method of repairing kits and polishes or disc
refinishing machines, left to try. These are available
at game shops where they can industrially repair the
disc in a mechanical way.
It has also been seen sometimes that there are differences
from one disc player to another in the sensitivity to
damaged discs. They can handle scratches better than
others. Computer CD drives best handle this.
If all these methods prove ineffective then the disc
is not worth a repair and has to be forgone. It can
be used no further if not repaired by any of these methods.
If it still plays on abruptly we can keep it or destroy
it according to our wishes.
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