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First of all; tnx to supervillain and his https://www.instructables.com/id/Extreme-CD-Repair/ for the idea!

This is simple quick fix for old CD's / DVD's  using a hot air soldering station (in my case Dremel Versatip).
I guess this would work with any kind of directed flame or even a ordinarylighter, but it would be time consuming.

There are a few tips you should follow:

1. Be patient and work slowly. It's best to let the CD cool down from time to time.
2. Don't concentrate on a single spot for too long, or the CD will end up being deformed.
3. Graduallyreducethe distancebetween thesoldering tip and the CD until the scratch disappears.


Have fun!
 


<p>I tried this on a DVD and it had no effect. The DVD bent a little above the flame where the fork was holding it and there was a slight bending across the whole of it. The flame had no visible effect on the scratches. I placed in boiling water first for 5 minutes, then 7 minutes. There was no effect on the big or minor scratches. The printed label on top started to come off. Strangely, before the flame, it floated very easily, but afterwards, it needed to having a vigorous boil to stay afloat. It seemed like more than just the bending that was causing it to sink. Maybe this instructable is not useful for most people, but it is more useful than all the comments.</p>
<p>I tried this on a DVD and it had no effect. The DVD bent a little above the flame where the fork was holding it and there was a slight bending across the whole of it. The flame had no visible effect on the scratches. I placed in boiling water first for 5 minutes, then 7 minutes. There was no effect on the big or minor scratches. The printed label on top started to come off. Strangely, before the flame, it floated very easily, but afterwards, it needed to having a vigorous boil to stay afloat. It seemed like more than just the bending that was causing it to sink. Maybe this instructable is not useful for most people, but it is more useful than all the comments.</p>
Please note the winky face emoticon after my reply. I know it won't work. But I'm glad i got y'all thinking!!
the grooves in the vinyl transfer vibrations to the needle by friction on the sides of said grooves and the same way yer fixin the cds would destroy an at best distort them.
Will this work for my old scratched vinyl records? ;-)
it wont work

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