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Posted by Matthew Watt - Sep 10, 2021 | Contact Author

How to Fix and Repair Scratched Blu-ray or DVD disc

There are some effective ways to clean and repair scratched DVDs or Blu-rays so that they can work again. However, firstly, you will need to decide whether your DVD/Blu-ray can be fixed, or whether it has irreparable damage. If there are many scratches and the curves are deep, you'd better take it to a DVD or Blu-ray repair shop rather than fix it yourself.

Below are three simple ways to assess the damage:

1 > Disks with scratches that go deep will not be able to be mended. You are better off getting a new disk. To assess the damage, hold the disk up in the sunlight. If sunlight shines through the scratch, the DVD or Blu-ray is unlikely to be mended.
2 > Disks with small surface scratches may be fixed. DVDs and Blu-rays are made to correct some small errors in their data.
3 > Scratches that are circular, around the laser track, are more likely to result in a permanently damaged disk. Small scratches that run across the radius are easier to fix.

Note: If you find that the majority of your recently played DVDs or Blu-rays are scratched, your DVD or Blu-ray player/drive is causing the problems. Consider getting a new DVD or Blu-ray player/drive that will not scratch the disks.

Effective ways to Fix scratched DVDs/Blu-rays

1. Fix scratched DVD/Blu-ray using toothpaste
You can use some toothpaste to fix scratched Discs. Do not use toothpastes that contain abrasive particles or gels. Otherwise, you will do more damage to your DVD or Blu-ray disc. Just apple the toothpaste to the disc surface and use a soft cloth to clean the disc following the circle starting from the center to the outer edge. After cleaning, wipe to make sure no toothpaste is left on the disc.

2. Fix scratched DVD/Blu-ray using banana
Another way to fix disc scratches is using banana. Surprised, huh? Just cut a small piece of a ripe banana and rub it on the disc in a spiral motion. Then rub the disc with the banana peel spirally and gently. After that, wipe the disc surface with a soft cloth.

3. Fix scratched DVD/Blu-ray using wax furniture polish
You can also use wax furniture polish to repair scratched DVD or Blu-ray. Use a jewelry polish soft cloth and some wax furniture polish to clean the scratched disc with a motion from the center to the outer. Then rinse it with cold water gently and dry it with cloth.

4. Fix scratched DVD/Blu-ray using commercial disc repair liquid
There are many disc repair liquids in electronic stores. You can find some and follow the instructions to fix your scratched discs.

5. Fix scratched DVD/Blu-ray using Peanut butter:
Peanut butter can help repairing the scratched discs owing to the oiliness and stickiness, which will help smooth out the surface of the DVD or Blu-ray disc. Use creamy peanut butter instead of crunchy ones.

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Matthew Watt

Matthew Watt is an amateur tech enthusiast, but now a sought-after editor at EaseFab. He is responsible for writing contents on DVD, digital video, audio, software reviews, new digital contents etc. He continues enjoying painting and comics, and is currently fascinated with photography.

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