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 comment:

  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!" :)



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