Scratches on discs happen. After one of our favorite DVDs started to skip after receiving a few too many scratches we started to look for a solution to salvage it. Sure there are DVD scratch removal devices that you can buy, but why waste money when there is a solution to be found right in our own homes? 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.
Fix scratch, freezing, and skipping CDs and DVDs with toothpaste. Put a few drops on the disc, enough to cover but not be really goopy. Use your fingers to buff the disc until the toothpaste is partly dry and feels tacky. Put pressure on the rubbing so it is rubbed in really well. Rinse well with warm water (toothpaste comes off easily). Pat dry with a soft cloth.