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How to protect CD/DVDs from scratching?

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    Ion Todirel

    please just don't say to be carefull.

    EDIT: I renamed the original title of the thread "Stupid Question: How to protect CD/DVDs from scratching?" sorry.

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    Maurits

    Don't take them out of their sleeves. *snort*

    But seriously... make a copy and use the copy.  Keep the original safe.

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    erik_

    Store them correctly in a box and not trow them on the table?

    I have no scratches on my dvd and cds and the few there are on there are small ones which happen during a closing tray while I am trying to move the dvd or cd. Just make sure you always place them carefull back in the box, and don't put them upsidedown on the table.

    Don't know if this is helpfull, but if you ask me there aren't any 'no scratches' sprays to apply to cd's or dvd's or any other tricks then just the carefull usage one.

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    DCMonkey

    Ion Todirel wrote:
    

    please just don't say to be carefull.



    But that's the best advice. Smiley

    To be more specific, don't leave them out of the case when not in a player/drive. Dont touch the front or back. My favorite handling technique is index finger in the middle and thumb on the edge, with other fingers for additional control.

    If it's music (or even DVDs), rip em and put them in a box or on a nice Boltz rack or two out of direct sunlight.

    Don't lend them out to friends, especially ones that tend to leave their own disks out of the cases in piles on their dashboard with the car unlocked.

    Also, don't have various network and USB cables dangling in front of your PC so that when you try to put a disk in the tray you end up having to maneuver it through them like Indiana Jones through the jungle.

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    Angus

    This post might help:

    http://channel9.msdn.com/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=108255#108255

    Also, this website could help:

    http://www.d-skin.com/

    Angus Higgins

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    Cornelius Ellsonpeter

    Speaking of scratching, rappers used to scratch with turntables and vinyl records. I wonder if anybody has ever come up with a CD version of that type of player. I suppose they couldn't because the laser might blast somebody in the eye. And besides it would probably sound pretty strange.

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    Michael McGaha

    My problem isn't so much with scratches... I'm having a problem with photon buildup. How do ya'll clean all the built up excess photons off your discs and drives?

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    ScanIAm

    Cornelius Ellsonpeter wrote:
    Speaking of scratching, rappers used to scratch with turntables and vinyl records. I wonder if anybody has ever come up with a CD version of that type of player.

    Yep, they have, but they are clunky and since the CD spins super fast, it has to be 'faked' using fly-by-wire device.
    Cornelius Ellsonpeter wrote:
     
    I suppose they couldn't because the laser might blast somebody in the eye. And besides it would probably sound pretty strange.

    A fun trick we used to do back in the day was to scratch (literally) the heck out of a cd until it skipped.  Then sample it and use the loop for a beat.  It was totally random, and usually sucked, but you could get some suprises once in a while.  It made good use of those crappy CDs that you bought for only one song.

    Think of some of the tight sample loops used by Fatboy Slim and you'll know what I mean.

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    martin_lovi​ck

    "How to protect CD/DVDs from scratching?"

    dont use them, use a usb dongle or a memory stick, they are much stronger and not subject to scratching

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    Manip

    martin_lovick wrote:
    "How to protect CD/DVDs from scratching?"

    dont use them, use a usb dongle or a memory stick, they are much stronger and not subject to scratching


    He's right. Those keys are damn near impossible to break.

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    Michael McGaha

    A warning about using the memory sticks though. I used to carry one in my billfold.... not a good idea.

    On a related subject... if you tear apart a broken memory stick and pull the actual memory chip off the board it's AMAZING how small they are!

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    Aestivalis

    Ion Todirel wrote:
    

    Stupid Question:please just don't say to be carefull.


    First off there are no stupid questions, except the ones that are never asked. Anyway if you wanna keep your discs safe make sure that if your not going to make copies and your going to use theo originals that you take only one out at a time and then put it in your comp, cd player, etc. and then return it as soon as your done. This makes for a little more work certainly but it saves you from having to go and buy a new disc or getting frusterated when they dont work right. Other than that
    /me shrugs

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    Ion Todirel

    thanks for replies niners

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    Ion Todirel

    Angus wrote:
    This post might help:

    http://channel9.msdn.com/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=108255#108255

    Also, this website could help:

    http://www.d-skin.com/

    Angus Higgins


    awesome, thanks

    martin_lovick wrote:
    "How to protect CD/DVDs from scratching?"

    dont use them, use a usb dongle or a memory stick, they are much stronger and not subject to scratching
    i use (write) CD/DVDs, only for backup (somehow i still scrath them Smiley ) software, music, movies etc. i don't use DVDs to carry data with me (only sometimes), for that i use my nano.

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    Ion Todirel

    forget this:


    Hard-coating technology

    Because the Blu-ray standard places data so close to the surface of the disc, early discs were susceptible to dust and scratches and had to be enclosed in plastic caddies for protection.

    ...

    The solution to this problem arrived in January 2004 with the introduction of a clear polymer coating that gives Blu-ray discs unprecedented scratch resistance. The coating, developed by TDK Corporation under the name "Durabis", allows BDs to be cleaned safely with only a tissue — a procedure that can damage current CDs and DVDs. Presumably HD DVDs are similarly frail, as they are manufactured by the same process as the older optical media. Bare BDs with the coating are reportedly able to withstand attack by a screwdriver. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blu-ray_Disc#_note-5">[6] TDK have used the same coating on their current range of "Scratchproof" DVD media. Recently, TDK has made the DURABIS2 coating, which can withstand being grinded with both Sandpaper and steel wool. It will be used on the Blu-ray exclusively.

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