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Scratched DVD

Postby rattlesnake » Fri, 05 Mar 2010 11:43 am

Hi,

Does anyone know of a shop in Singapore with a professional disc polishing machine. I am aware you can buy home kits but just have one DVD disc I need polished.

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Scratched DVD

Postby nakatago » Fri, 05 Mar 2010 11:59 am

rattlesnake wrote:Hi,

Does anyone know of a shop in Singapore with a professional disc polishing machine. I am aware you can buy home kits but just have one DVD disc I need polished.

Thanks in advance.


Depending on how bad the scratches are, you may still be able to repair your disks yourself:

http://blogote.com/2010/ideas/guide-to-remove-dvd-scratches-and-repair-damaged-dvds.html
http://factoidz.com/8-ways-to-repair-and-recover-a-scratched-dvd/

Most involve rubbing and using metal polish or toothpaste.

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Postby Strong Eagle » Sat, 06 Mar 2010 12:13 am

Or... get some liquid auto polish... non abrasive... fills in the sratches.

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Postby SunWuKong » Sat, 06 Mar 2010 10:43 am

I watch with interest. I have personally visited DVD stores all around the Sengkang area and have been unable to find this service.

For DIY, the abrasion methods seem to require too much time and a modicum of skill. And together with the filler method are usually SGD$12 at their cheapest. Not really suitable for a single repair.

Prevention is the best medicine and I usually backup important DVD's.
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Postby nakatago » Sat, 06 Mar 2010 1:22 pm

Strong Eagle wrote:Or... get some liquid auto polish... non abrasive... fills in the sratches.


got any links to any particular polish? my google-fu has not yet yielded results; this has quite piqued my interest. I have to admit though that I haven't given searching due diligence yet.

from how i understand polishing works, it all boils down to abrasion--at the smallest possible level. i remember finding somewhere in the internet about polishing the bottom of a soda can into a mirror finish using chocolate.

SunWuKong wrote:I usually backup important DVD's.
If this were the US, the DMCA pretty much makes that illegal. :twisted:

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Postby SunWuKong » Sat, 06 Mar 2010 2:19 pm

nakatago wrote:If this were the US, the DMCA pretty much makes that illegal. :twisted:


:D I fart in the general direction of DMCA (Insert faux french accent here)
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Postby nakatago » Sat, 06 Mar 2010 2:34 pm

SunWuKong wrote:
nakatago wrote:If this were the US, the DMCA pretty much makes that illegal. :twisted:


:D I fart in the general direction of DMCA (Insert faux french accent here)


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