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kokobrown
kokobrown  101902 forum posts Scotland
2 Oct 2005 - 9:54 AM

When I was away on holiday my brother stayed in my house. He took a CD out of my hard drive and left it lying on my floor. It lay for 2 weeks and when I found it, it was all scratched. I wasnt too bothered as the software was installed, but Ive had to reformat and now it wont go past 22%. Any ideas on how to get the scratches out..someone suggested T-cut, but not really too enamoured about paying 9 quid for a bottle of tcut for one cd...

laura

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dougv
dougv Site Moderator 108376 forum postsdougv vcard England3 Constructive Critique Points
2 Oct 2005 - 10:02 AM

No problem!

Get that no-good brother of yours to stump up for a new copy of the software for you.

Failing that try some good old Brasso.
It is a bit finer than T CUT and is probably a lot cheaper.

Doug ;o)

c_evans99
c_evans99  117013 forum posts Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Oct 2005 - 10:38 AM

Ooh, Brasso and Tcut sound a bit severe try a very small amount of toothpaste on a soft cloth.

Ceri

kokobrown
kokobrown  101902 forum posts Scotland
2 Oct 2005 - 10:43 AM

thanks guys...ill try those and see how I get on.

No point asking him to stump up for a new copy....I have to walk on eggshells around him...hes so sensitive..he would have a fit..lol

dougv
dougv Site Moderator 108376 forum postsdougv vcard England3 Constructive Critique Points
2 Oct 2005 - 10:43 AM

No!

Go for Brasso and make your brother eat the CD if it ruins it!

Doug ;o)

*Edit*

Send him to see me Laura.
I can guarantee he will pay for a new copy.
;o)

kokobrown
kokobrown  101902 forum posts Scotland
2 Oct 2005 - 11:35 AM

Ok I tried the toothpaste..that didnt work...im going to go and get some brasso....

Could a scratch really stop a program installing though?

Laura
x

Burgy_Tog
Burgy_Tog  10634 forum posts United Kingdom
2 Oct 2005 - 11:38 AM


Quote: ould a scratch really stop a program installing though?

Only in the same way that a scratch on a record would make it unplayable

kokobrown
kokobrown  101902 forum posts Scotland
2 Oct 2005 - 11:39 AM

Damm it!! looks like im going to have to buy another copy!
grr...

dougv
dougv Site Moderator 108376 forum postsdougv vcard England3 Constructive Critique Points
2 Oct 2005 - 11:39 AM

A 1 or a 0 in the wrong place and the program is toast!

Doug ;o)

What software is it Laura?

kokobrown
kokobrown  101902 forum posts Scotland
2 Oct 2005 - 11:45 AM

It was a microsoft student pack that I got..it was really handy..full of stuff to help with assesments etc..it was nearly 50 bucks too!

big fella
big fella  11485 forum posts England
2 Oct 2005 - 11:50 AM

Laura, I bought something called a disc doctor! It's a heath robinson looking contraption that has worked on a couple of discs. First on my sons PS2 game, that wouldn't load until I "doctored" it. The other time was on a friends music CD,that was stuffed until I used the disc doctor. It has a light abrasive pad that rotates at 90 degrees to the disc, as the disc rotates. The medium used is distilled water.

No doubt someone will come along and tell you that they don't work! (lol) It cost me 20 and has saved 50(ish) so far, mind you, I got it in a sale at Staples. I think the original price was nearer 30!

AndyD

dusted
dusted  9505 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
2 Oct 2005 - 2:45 PM

washing up liquid (in all seriousness)

ruralscotland
2 Oct 2005 - 10:30 PM

Laura, what was the exact name of the software?

Allan

kaybee
kaybee  103823 forum posts Scotland24 Constructive Critique Points
2 Oct 2005 - 11:31 PM

Laura - Maplin in Livingston sells the disc cleaner that AndyD talks about..............it does work

ukuwi
ukuwi  10476 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Oct 2005 - 12:56 AM

As the data on a cd is constructed of pits and troughs (bumps and dips) using any kind of abbrasive would not do you any favours, the first thing I would try would be to use a disk copying program to try to make a copy of the original, I would also suggest cleaning the scratched cd with a wax based household polish first, I have had many successes using this method, hope it helps.

Regards Tony

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