7 Bizarre Home Remedies That Repair Scratched DVDs & CDs

updated Oct 17, 2022
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If you’re still hanging onto a DVD collection, you might find your years-old discs are getting a little worn. The good news is minor scrapes and scratches on DVDs and CDs are easy to repair, especially if you have one of these unusual home remedies at hand.

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CD and DVD Repair 101

To fix a disc and get it playable again, you need some solution to fill in the small surface scratches. A store bought scratch-filler will definitely do the job, but you can also turn to things like peanut oil and baking soda to do the same thing.

It’s true! Each of these strange household solutions will help rid your DVDs and CDs of small scratches. Just smear ’em on, wipe ’em off and get your pristine and playable disc back: