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Tuesday, December 7, 2021

Tip: Remove CD/DVD scratches with a banana


Scratches on discs happen. After one of your favorite CD/DVDs starts to skip from a few to many scratches you start to look for a solution to salvage it.

There are CD/DVD scratch removal devices that you can buy, but why waste money when there is a solution to be found right in your own home? Using toothpaste, a banana, a rag and window cleaner we will show you how to remove scratches from a DVD and with any luck the unplayable will become playable.


  • type=”disc”> toothpaste
  • type=”disc”> clean rag
  • type=”disc”> banana
  • type=”disc”> window cleaner
  • Instructions

    1. The first thing you do is apply toothpaste on the scratched surface of the DVD. Next, rub the toothpaste gently into the DVD using the rag. Let this sit for about a minute.
    2. Remove the toothpaste from the DVD using the rag. Then take the cut banana and in small circular motions rub the banana into the DVD. After you have applied the banana to the DVD, you will then take the peel and use this to rub the DVD in small circular motions.
    3. Clean the DVD using the rag. Make sure to remove all the traces of the banana and peel. Spray window cleaner onto the surface of the DVD and continue cleaning the DVD. If you are lucky, your formerly unplayable DVD has now been salvaged!

    Additional Notes: We experimented with using just toothpaste and just the banana, but we received the best results from using the toothpaste first and following it with the banana.

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