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Old 07-26-2009, 07:36 AM
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Question Cleaning CDs

Do they have CD cleaners? I have some CDs that have collected some dust around the house and no matter how much I wipe them, they seem to still skip. Is there a place or a device you can by that is made specifically to clean CDs, DVDs or PlayStation games? If anyone knows, please let me know.
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Old 07-26-2009, 07:41 AM
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I find a soft dry cloth and some breath works a trick to clean up fingerprints myself.
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There is a home method that involves Peanut Butter, from what ive heard you can clean your cd's with just peanut butter.
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There is a home method that involves Peanut Butter, from what ive heard you can clean your cd's with just peanut butter.
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I have some CDs that have collected some dust around the house and no matter how much I wipe them, they seem to still skip.
If CDs are still skipping even after wiping off all the dust there could be two possible other problems at work:

1. The discs are scratched, which means they are pretty much permanantly damaged.

2. The CD or DVD player is about to go thatch on you, but the discs themselves are fine.


But whatever you do, do not dip the discs in water or any other kind of cleaning fluid. Some discs are of inferior quality--even professionally made ones--and fluid can possibly get inbetween and ruin the disc layers...
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You can get something like this:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16868995018

I've been told they work well. I have a kit which requires me to do all the rubbing but I know for a fact it works. But it has two polishing compounds/cloths where most have one.
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I have a disc repair machine and it cost only $20 It fixed disc's that I thought were beyond repair.
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You can get something like this:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16868995018

I've been told they work well. I have a kit which requires me to do all the rubbing but I know for a fact it works. But it has two polishing compounds/cloths where most have one.
Newegg is a great go-to place, isn't it?

We've got something like that and it works very well as long as the damage isn't too severe.
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If you don't see scratches, I'd try to clean the disc before trying a repair. Get a soft cloth (microfiber works great...nothing with visible threads) and some glass cleaner. Moisten the cloth and clean by moving from the center of the disc to the outside edge. Don't use the same bit of cloth for the whole disc, keep wetting a new portion and using that. It should dry quickly. If it still skips, then look into a disc repair system. These work very well, but every time you use it, you remove a bit of the material that makes up the disc. Ultimately, that could be a problem on a favored disc. If it is a disc you (or your kids) both love and are likely to continue to abuse, once you get it working try those "sleeves" that protect the disc even when it's in the machine. The laser reads right through them so you don't have to take them off...and if it gets trashed, you just have to replace the cover.
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I've also seen someone wipe a badly scratched disc with "Future" floorwax, as a last ditch attempt to save it. Future, I guess, is a clear acrylic, and fills in the gouges so that the laser can read through them for a few more plays. (It works, but you should immediately rip the info off the disc, and burn it onto a new one, since the acrylic is fairly "soft" and won't last long.)
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