Scratched DVDs

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

  1. sil3nc3 macrumors regular

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    Depends on whether the handkerchief has been used or not....

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

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    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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