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Offline Boxerfan88

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Fixing scratched CD
« on: June 13, 2018, 08:54 »
Hi all, need some alternative suggestion on fixing scratched CDs. I have tried washing with soap, as well as applying white toothpaste. Slight improvement in extracting WAV (a couple of additional tracks extracted error free) but cannot fully fix.

These are preowned CDs I purchased....

* am using EAC to extract
* I used burst mode for those tracks that could not be extracted via secure mode

Any other ideas or suggestions to try? All suggestions welcomed.


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Re: Fixing scratched CD
« Reply #1 on: June 13, 2018, 10:28 »
Hi all, need some alternative suggestion on fixing scratched CDs....

EAC generally does a good job and if it's stuck, then likely the disc is toast... That said, I've also had good experience with "PlexTools Professional XL" that was released by Plextor but is is no longer available (except via Torrent sites); it does a very thorough low-level scrub/data extraction especially if you have a Plextor drive. Failing that, you're probably better off sourcing replacement discs or, *ahem*, digital copies from anyone who has those same discs ;)

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Re: Fixing scratched CD
« Reply #2 on: June 13, 2018, 19:41 »
For treating the disk, I've previously used a CD cleaning cloth made by 3M, but not sure if it's still being sold. It definitely helped with some CDs, but it probably depends on the condition of the disk.

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Re: Fixing scratched CD
« Reply #3 on: June 13, 2018, 20:03 »
Is the CD so rare that you can't find a replacement?
IMHO, the time it takes to repair the scratches + the cost, you could just buy a replacement. These days second hand CDs are dirt cheap.

But if you really need to save it, the Novus System will help, but very time consuming.
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Re: Fixing scratched CD
« Reply #4 on: June 13, 2018, 21:52 »
Thanks everyone for the advise and suggestions.
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