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How to Fix a Scratched DVD by yourself for less than $1

Watching DVD at home can be a pretty relaxing amusement personally. But DVDs usually show some wear and tear after a few years of use. Some of these will affect the image quality you see on screen, worse, excessive damage of the disc may become unusable. Then, question comes that how to fix a scratched DVD? This article will tell you some effective ways to clean and repair scratched DVDs so that they can work again. One of the best methods is to download this free but smart scratch removing tool to get you out of trouble.

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In general, DVD discs are pretty durable, but sometimes they will inevitably be scratched because of improper preservation. Besides, it can be worn in varying degrees because of frequent use. They will cause that DVD player is difficult to read the data of the scratched part, more serious, discs even can not be played any more. If you have such DVD discs, please do not rush to throw them away sadly, 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.

Watch DVD at Home

Watch DVD at Home

Considerations Before Fixing Scratched DVD

Although we will tell different methods for how to get scratches out of DVDs, it’s important to remember a few key rules if you want to save yourself a headache while going through the process.

Make sure that your DVD is just scratched instead of being damaged. There are no other ruptures or holes except scratches, and make sure that the DVD can not play in different players. In addition, wash and dry your hands before handling your discs, then clean your discs, with clean material, is to start at the center of the disc to outside in a straight line. This allows for a better grip while cleaning and lets you avoid damaging the data surface.

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.

Preparation: free download WonderFox DVD Ripper Speedy. Insert the scratched DVD in your DVD drive and launch the program.

Rip Scratched DVD within 2 Steps

Rip Scratched DVD

Step 1: 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: Specify your output folder and hit Run button to start to copy DVD free. Sure, as you can see, you are allowed to edit your video, and for advanced users, you can 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 to smooth the surface. Such cleaner contains the solution of water and Isopropyl alcohol, is the gentler solvent that will evaporate quickly.

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.

More Special Features on WonderFox Free DVD Ripper (Speedy)

  • Ensure high quality of audio and video
  • 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
  • Fastest DVD-to-digital Conversion Speed
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