Free Computer Help By Mitz
Even though cd’s and dvd’s are practically disposable now, there is always a precious cd you cannot afford to have damaged. Here are some of my tips to prevent loss of your favorite CD’s.
Prevent a scratched CD comes first
Care for your CD’s or dvd’s by handling and storing them correctly. Even your sticky fingerprints can damage layers of a cd’s surface. For extra precious cd’s you should definitely create a backup copy of it. If you do this there is no need to read the rest of this article.
Home Repair of your scratched cd’s or dvd’s
When I have a problem with a cd the first thing I do is try to make a backup copy of it. It sometimes depends on the quality of your burner as to whether it can read your disk or not. You should slow down the read and burning speed so your burned gets an accurate image of the disk. I had lots of luck with Clone Cd.
The next thing I do is take my disc to my local video rental place where they restore and polish my cd’s for free because I am a member. Some places charge money, but it won’t be much.
The other alternative is to give it a clean yourself. Clean with soapy water and a soft cloth if it is just dirty. Only wipe from the center of the cd towards the outer edge. Do not towel dry, leave to air dry, never in the sun.
If there are scratches there are two options on how to repair CD’s.
To polish the scratches out in the CD
1. To polish a cd you should use a soft cloth with some water and toothpaste. This will work as a mild abrasive. Do not rub too hard, be gentle, always from the center and out. Make sure you clean all the toothpaste off by rinsing with water and air drying before testing it in your cd drive.
To polish the scratches out and then fill them
2. To polish and fill the most common thing people use is brasso. Follow the instructions on the bottle for safety and again, be gentle. Wash or polish off and air dry. The best way to save your disks is definitely prevention. Go and make backups of your favorite disk right now..It will save you the headache