Scratched DVDs

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by sil3nc3, Nov 29, 2007.

  1. sil3nc3 macrumors regular

    Oct 14, 2007
    Is there anyway to fix, or at least recover the data from a scratched disc? I have the Ronny John's Half Hour, Season One. Episode 6 and 7 aren't working.
  2. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

    Jul 4, 2004
    If the scratches are not too deep, then they can be polished out using a soft cloth and metal polish like Brasso. I've rescued a few CDs and DVDs over the years this way. Always polish from centre of the disk to the edge, not round and round.
  3. sil3nc3 thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 14, 2007
    I was talking to my dad about it, and he said to just use a handkerchief from the centre outwards. does this work?
  4. iBecks macrumors 6502

    Nov 24, 2006
    Nottingham, UK
    Depends on whether the handkerchief has been used or not....

    Sorry, I couldn't help myself :D
  5. ab2650 macrumors 6502a

    Jun 21, 2007
    If you have access to another optical drive, you could try that; Some drives are more tolerant of scratches than others.

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