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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 11-15-2007, 07:00 AM Thread Starter
 
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Question Disc repair (CD/DVD)

Ok, I'm getting pretty annoyed with searching Google for this.

Basically I'm after a disc repair machine but everytime I look for one all I get is someone offering to repair it for me or it's for somewhere in the US (which I wouldn't buy something like this from because if it doesn't work I have the hassle of shipping it back.) I don't mind shelling out some decent cash for the right machine, but I've not a clue where to look.

Does anyone here have any experience? I'm after one that doesn't leave resurfacing marks.

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Re: Disc repair (CD/DVD)

http://www.gizoo.co.uk/Products/Home...FQJWMAodnED02g

I have one of these mate.
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Re: Disc repair (CD/DVD)

You can use a soft buffing wheel to remove the scratches.
I bought a used CD from a CD resale shop, it was badly scratched, I pionted it out hoping to get a better copy. The guy offered to buff it out. He came back after 5 minutes with the disc looking BRAND new! I asked what they used, he said, "Oh, we have a professional polishing system." I asked to see it and he refused. I left happy with my pretty disc, next time I was there I saw through the back curtains, they just had a 1/2 HP bench grinder with 2 soft 6-8" buffing wheels attached.

Some pro system, eh?

As far as polish, there are a number of plastic polishes you can use, but you need to remember this one crucial thing, you will melt your discs if you're not careful. practice on some junky ones 1st.

I've never seen one of the silly, lil' hand crank or battery operated disc cleaners do as good a job as the buffing wheel does.

Hope that helps.
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Re: Disc repair (CD/DVD)

Cheers Bamm, I'll look into that. Much appreciated

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I tried a similar one that I wasn't too impressed with to be honest. Thanks though.
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My wife spent $20 for a similar unit made by Memorex. It cleans gunk from the discs ok, but doesn't buff out scratches.

Find a way to tie in the 800 rpm motor to those tiny buffing wheels and it may work as intended.
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My wife spent $20 for a similar unit made by Memorex. It cleans gunk from the discs ok, but doesn't buff out scratches.

Find a way to tie in the 800 rpm motor to those tiny buffing wheels and it may work as intended.
Thats been my experience too.
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Re: Disc repair (CD/DVD)

Yeah, same here.

I've no problems with paying out for a decent machine, just for the simple fact that you save on buying pre-owned discs anyway and over time (not much time in my case) it'd pay for itself.
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Re: Disc repair (CD/DVD)

Oh and for the record, I've also tried Skip Doctor too and it was AWFUL. It resurfaces the disc and then leaves a bunch of it's own marks instead!
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Re: Disc repair (CD/DVD)

OK, while we're on the subject, does anyone make a disk I can put in my player that cleans the laser/lens/whatever it is? My CD player has started skipping everything, and because it's one of those older 5 disk platter changers compressed air doesn't do the trick.
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Re: Disc repair (CD/DVD)

going back in time a little bit...

I have a VHS tape that the front piece cracked off of - my VCR won't play it anymore. Does anybody have any ideas or a way to fix this, or maybe transfer the contents to a DVD?

(it's not porn, sorry)

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OK, while we're on the subject, does anyone make a disk I can put in my player that cleans the laser/lens/whatever it is? My CD player has started skipping everything, and because it's one of those older 5 disk platter changers compressed air doesn't do the trick.
I have one of those disc with the little brushes on it, not sure if they still make them, but it seems to do the trick.
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I guess they still do: http://www.amazon.com/Memorex-CD-DVD.../dp/B00008EM7U
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going back in time a little bit...

I have a VHS tape that the front piece cracked off of - my VCR won't play it anymore. Does anybody have any ideas or a way to fix this, or maybe transfer the contents to a DVD?

(it's not porn, sorry)

~K
I wonder if you couldn't find an old VHS tape you didn't care about, and take it apart. Then take apart your current tape and transfer the rolls into the other case.
I never tried this, so I don't know how much is involved, but I would think you'd know better once you took apart the first tape (the one you don't care about) if it seems feasible.
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Cool, ordered it. Thanks!
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No Problem, hope it works for ya'!
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