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I have some CDs that are damaged that I can no longer use.
I also have several karaoke cassettes that I love but that are unusable in the latest machines.
Do I have any recourse other than paying full price to replace these?


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If the damage is on the bottom of the disc and not to the label side there are professional disc resurfacing companies that can repair almost any damage to the BOTTOM of the disc. I'd also check with rental stores and used CD, Game, and movie stores. Sometimes you'll find one that has a professional quality machine that can be used to bring a cd back to life.

On the cassettes you'll likely have to replace them though.


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Some karaoke disc makers will also offer a low cost replacement if their discs become damaged. Check with them first.

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Is it true that you can use a permenant silver marker to cover up pin holes on the label side of cdg's. ????????????/


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metalgod wrote:
Is it true that you can use a permenant silver marker to cover up pin holes on the label side of cdg's. ????????????/


It is true that it will help cover up the pin hole & that the disc will "usually" read through it enough to get by. Chances are you'll still get anywhere from none-some (leaning more toward the some) graphics garble, but generally the music will go through with some quick ticking sounds for a few seconds.

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There's a product here in England that can make scratched discs usable again, its just like a disc of very thin plastic that covers the underside of the cd, its worked on a load of my scratched discs. I can't remember the name of them tho, but you might have something similar where you are... try asking around about them. They're dead cheap too...


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Thanks for your advice.


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There is a product called the disc skin that will help protect your CD's from getting scratched and damaged, but I don't think that they will help repair them AFTER they are already scratched. Available at Best Buy and Wally World.

There is another product called the disc doctor that is supposed to repair problem discs as well.

You may also want to look in the yellow pages for a place that sells used video games or music cd's. Often they have a resurfacing machine that can square you right away without any trouble at all.

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scottjim wrote:
I have some CDs that are damaged that I can no longer use.
I also have several karaoke cassettes that I love but that are unusable in the latest machines.
Do I have any recourse other than paying full price to replace these?


I guess the answer is yes and no.

Bottom side, maybe, if you can polish out any scratches with a fine polish and a "Disk Doctor" machine.

The top side, (the thinest) is the side that reflects the laser, and if the silver is missing, well all bets are off. It just can't read.

As a rule, I'm not in favor of labels, due to the off center wobble that can kill a good player.
Butt, they do protect the thin top side. (It's your choice)

Do check with your mfg for replacement policies.

Do check ebay for product.

Do check local shops for dis-continued cassettes. (Many here in L.A.)

The clear label that pprotects the bottom, is sold by Avery Labels.

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 Post subject: Priddis and Entitle
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If your discs and cassettes are from Priddis, you can replace them inexpensively through Entitle.


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