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Offline jinxmchue

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Do motorized scratch repair machines work?
« on: May 31, 2010, 11:33:54 AM »
I'm looking at picking up one of these:

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Skip-Doctor-Motorized-AutoMax-DVD-CD-Scratch-Repair-System/9189606

http://www.amazon.com/Digital-Innovations-10185-Motorized-AutoMax/dp/B00080YK9Y/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1275323456&sr=8-3

Anyone have any experience with these?  I'm hesitant to use them, particularly on a $50 Wii game that my 18-month-old recently wrecked.  Would a manual repair kit be better?  Or should I use this service:

http://www.wefixcds.com/index.cfm

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Re: Do motorized scratch repair machines work?
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2010, 02:28:13 PM »
They work unless there are deep gouges in the disc.
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Re: Do motorized scratch repair machines work?
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2010, 03:52:56 PM »
They work unless there are deep gouges in the disc.

Ditto that.  I have used a similar product to repair a couple CD's in the past.  (Didn't  pay that much IIRC but close).  Make sure to back the defective disk up as soon as possible after repair. 
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