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DVD Cleaning

Postby Magic1Jim » Mon Nov 07, 2016 3:35 pm



After a recent rummage through my magic cabinet i have come across Derren Browns 'Devil Picturebook'

I noticed the dvd cover was all screwed up so it must have been wedged somewhere, When i checked the dvd's to my horror they are scuffed :shock:

Does anyone know what the best way to clean them would be? I could provide pictures to show the extent of the damage if needed.

I do not want to test them yet in case i cause more damage

Jim

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Re: DVD Cleaning

Postby Lady of Mystery » Tue Nov 08, 2016 11:57 am

I remember polishing up CDs with Turtle Wax years ago, I wouldn't like to say if that'd work with DVDs though.

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Re: DVD Cleaning

Postby Magic1Jim » Tue Nov 08, 2016 12:26 pm

Thank you, i will have a look now. I saw a machine at blockbusters i think years ago

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Re: DVD Cleaning

Postby Mandrake » Tue Nov 08, 2016 2:21 pm

Probably of no help whatsoever but I seem to recall Ronco or KTel used to sell CD cleaning kits which included a sort of turntable device and fluid which you used to 'resurface' the discs. If only they were still around!

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Very similar item available at Maplin, see http://www.maplin.co.uk/p/cddvd-cleaning-kit-cn41u

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Re: DVD Cleaning

Postby Magic1Jim » Tue Nov 08, 2016 2:28 pm

Thanks Mandrake, that;s similar to the one i saw. There seems to be others too :)

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Re: DVD Cleaning

Postby bmat » Tue Nov 29, 2016 1:16 pm

Have you tried watching it to see if it is actually damaged?

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Re: DVD Cleaning

Postby Magic1Jim » Tue Nov 29, 2016 1:49 pm

I haven't had time to check it yet, i just assumed since there were marks it would not play. I will give it a whirl when i get home. If it doesn't i will try one of the products listed

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Re: DVD Cleaning

Postby aporia » Tue Nov 29, 2016 2:43 pm

non-stop cd copier?

Aren't you supposed to be able to spread jam on your cds?

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Re: DVD Cleaning

Postby bmat » Wed Nov 30, 2016 4:22 pm

Magic1Jim wrote:I haven't had time to check it yet, i just assumed since there were marks it would not play. I will give it a whirl when i get home. If it doesn't i will try one of the products listed


Not all of the dvd is used and they can take a pretty good beating and still work. And yet a piece of dust in the exact wrong spot and its toast.

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