Tips for scratched cds

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by jadekitty24, Mar 2, 2006.

  1. jadekitty24 macrumors 65816


    Oct 19, 2005
    The poor section of Connecticut
    Just a shot in the dark but I was wondering if any of you know of any solutions for fixing up a scratched cd. I am attempting to re-install Tiger on my Powerbook and about 75% of the way through I get an error due to this. I'm hoping I can fix it enough to get by. Are there any other options? Do you think Apple could send me another copy?
  2. calebjohnston macrumors 68000


    Jan 24, 2006
    Maybe if you sent them the disk, they'd replace it for a fee, but I don't know.

    Toothpaste has been known to fix some cd problems. Take a very small amount and rub it into the disc.

    I'd call apple first to find out though, toothpaste could do more harm than good.
  3. prostuff1 macrumors 65816


    Jul 29, 2005
    Don't step into the kawoosh...
    If the powerbook you had originally came with Tiger then yes they will send you knew DVD/CD. I knew this for a fact cause they sent me new DVD's for my iMac when mine decided not to work.

    If you dont fel like waiting you can take them to an Apple Store or an authorized reseller and they should exchange them for you
  4. javabear90 macrumors 6502a


    Dec 7, 2003
    Houston, TX
    Buffing it with Brasso works. I fixed my warcraft III disk this way.

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