CD-ROM - Repair a scratched CD

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If your CD or DVD is no longer able to read a CD / DVD because of too many scratches, start by trying to clean with a soft cloth and some water.

There is also an accessory called Skip Doctor can restore damaged or scratched CDs:

SkipDr Deluxe Disc Repair System

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