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DVDs can easily get scratched, which might affect the data. So here comes the question, how to fix a scratched DVD? This article will introduce some effective ways to clean and repair scratched DVDs so that they can work again. One of the best methods is to digitize DVDs with a handy DVD ripper. You can free download it here:

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DVD discs can be easily scratched due to improper preservation. Also, it can be quickly worn because of frequent use. But don’t rush to throw away these scratched DVDs. There will be the possibility of being able to fix scratched DVD if the scratch is not so serious. This article will guide you how to repair scratched DVD as well as make your discs reborn.

Before fixing scratched DVD, you’d better make sure:
1. there are no other ruptures or holes except scratches;
2. your hands are dry and clean;

Now, let’s go through the detailed steps of how to get scratches out of DVDs.

Watch DVD at Home

Watch DVD at Home

Several Methods to Repair Scratched DVD

Method 1 - Rip Scratched DVD with WonderFox DVD Ripper Speedy

Scratch on DVD refers to a kind of physical abrasion and damage on DVD disc made by improper storage or repeated play for too many times. So, if there are only one or two vertical lines from the center to the edge of the disc, a professional free DVD ripper can grab DVDs to digital files with 1:1 ratio. In this way, you have no need to search for how to get rid of scratches on a DVD any more.

Rip Scratched DVD within 2 Steps

Rip Scratched DVD

Free download WonderFox DVD Ripper Speedy. Insert the scratched DVD in your DVD drive and launch the program.

Step 1. Load the Scratched DVD Content
Click "DVD Disc" to load, read and analyze the whole DVD files in a few seconds. The main title as well as the full content will be marked automatically after analyzing the whole DVD content.

Step 2. Start Digitizing the DVD
Specify your output folder and hit Run button to start to copy DVD free. You are also allowed to edit the video and modify video parameters freely by clicking Settings button, such as change resolution, change aspect ratio, change frame rate and bit rate, etc. 

Rip Scratched DVD

Rip Scratched DVD

Now, please download the Free DVD Ripper to complete your jobs.
Clean the DVD

Clean the DVD

Method 2 - DVD Scratch Remover

Using a microfiber cloth, rub the alcohol solution onto the DVD. Do not wipe in circles. Wipe in straight lines from the center rim to the outer rim to avoid further scratches as well as remove scratches from DVD.

Use Windex to Polish DVD

Use Windex to Polish DVD

Method 3 - Polish the DVD

You can polish the scratched DVD with vaseline, Windex, peanut oil or baking soda toothpaste. Get Vaseline or toothpaste onto the disc and wipe it on the disc in a straight motion from the center out to the edge. Finally, wash off the cleaner and dry the disc. It might work now!

Try the Light Bulb Method

Try the Light Bulb Method

Method 4 - Bulb Heating Up

Open a lamp with a 60 watt bulb, and hold DVD about 4 inches in front of lamp for about 20 seconds or it will damage data surface of discs, while rotating it around your finger and then put it in your player while it is still hot.

How to Fix Scratched DVD with Tool

How to Fix Scratched DVD with Tool

Method 5 - DVD Repair Kit/DVD Data Recovery Software

Some DVD repair tools are probable to fix your scratched DVD, they will slowly fix damaged areas through advanced algorithms, such as DVD Repair Kit and DVD Data Recovery Software.

Method 6 - Take it to a Professional

If the above methods can not meet your needs while your DVD has an important role, please ask for help from professionals.

Avoid DVD Scratches by Ripping DVDs to Digital

In order to avoid DVD scratches, please pay more attention to storing DVD carefully, and do not readily litter. In addition, as shown in Method 1, it is really a wise idea to convert a physical DVD disc to digital video. In this way, even if the DVD may be accidentally scratched in the future, there is no loss and regret because of digital backup.

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  • Fast rip DVD to MP4, AVI, MKV, MP3...
  • Edit videos by clipping, cropping and adding special effects
  • Extract music from DVD movies
  • Add or disable subtitles for your own demands
  • Back up damaged old DVD to repair scratched DVDs
  • Customize the output video or audio parameters
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