Fixing Scratched DVD's & Disney Replacment Program

I went to play a DVD this morning, got about 2 minutes into it a realized it had been scratched. This happens way to often...it's usually our Disney disks or other DVD's the kids somehow get their hands on.
I have heard of lots of different tricks to help play scratched disks: (These will not get rid of scratches but fill the scratched area making the disk playable)

~Furniture Polish
~Car polish
~Metal Polish (Like "Brasso")
~Toothpaste (Not the gel kind)
~Peanut Butter
~ Mayonnaise

I have tried the toothpaste and car polish and it works really well. You pretty much rub the product you choose into the disk the same way you would wax a car, lots of little circles. Here is a video.

I have also heard of the DVD/CD repair kits you can buy but have never used them. I did contact our local video store and they can fix the DVD's, CD's or Blu-rays by sanding the outer layer down...removing the scratch. Our local store (Hastings) charges $1.99 per disk and will refund your money if it does not work.

Because most of our scratched DVD's are Disney I also searched the Disney website and found out about their replacement program.

If you accidentally damage, break or wear out one of your DVD's or Blu-Rays you can replace it by sending in your old disk along with $6.95 for a DVD or $8.95 for a Blu-ray. They send you a brand new disk in a new case:) They even replace most disks that have been placed in the "Disney Vault!"

You can find out more about the Replacement Program by clicking here.


  1. Love this! I've always wondered if some of those ideas work with fixing dvds. Now I know they do! thanks so much for the tips!

    You gals are amazing! Keep up the good work! I am so excited to see what you will come up with next ;) Thanks so much for being who you are and for being such good friends! You are "two in a million!" :)

  2. This In Car DVD Player really works to be entertained while on the road. Such a cool gadget to have!

    BMW GPS DVD player & Mazda GPS DVD player



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