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About CD's???
« on: April 12, 2003, 12:29:25 PM »
now i got scratches on some of cd's, in fact my Ice Cube Kill at Will is all scratched up and yet it plays perfectly, however on one of my other cd's theres very few scratches yet it skips badly on one song, wtf???

what part of the cd is the most sensitive or should not get damaged in any way, the middle???  do scratches outside the middle really matter that much???


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Re:About CD's???
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2003, 12:33:40 PM »
ya some of mine got little scratches but they play fine...i think it is the middle the circle around the little hole...thats the most sensitive least i think so...


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Re:About CD's???
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2003, 01:57:51 PM »
The most sensitive part of a cd is actually the top of it.  The best thing to buff out scratches is WD40, it really works good.  I have gotten cd's from not playing at all practically to basically playing fine with a few exceptions.  Butter also works good, but wd40 is the best.


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Re:About CD's???
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2003, 03:10:48 PM »
I think it's about how deep the scratch it, not where it is...You can have one CD with million light scratches, and it'll play perfect, and then you can have another CD with 1 deep scratch, and it'll skip like a muthafucka...PeACe


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Re:About CD's???
« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2003, 04:31:07 PM »
I dunno how people scratch em up so bad. When ever i buy cds used theyre scratched but the ones i bought new arent.


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Re:About CD's???
« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2003, 05:49:24 PM »
I heard that if it is only a tiny scratch, you may want to try and apply a tiny bit of toothpaste with a soft cloth or kleenex, start from the part of the scratch nearest the center of the disk and slowly and gently work outward, and allow the toothpaste to harden, and be sure to use a reg. toothpaste not a gel. If there are multiple scratches, this wont work and it will cause awful damage to your cd player.Make sure to wipe from the center of the disc to the rim in a straight line. Never wipe in a circular pattern.
p/s - Car wax/furniture polish can be used also.

Also, the worst place to scratch a CD isn't on the bottom but the top. Because the label side contains the reflective material required to bounce the laser back to the CD player's pick-up head. It's also close to where the pits and bumps that make up the data track on a CD are stored. Scratch that and you'll most likely never play the disc again.

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