Step 3: Insert CD into CD-ROM Drive and Test.
Take your polished, rinsed and dried CD and test it in your CD ROM. If it still doesn't work go back to step #2.
As you see by my example, I was successful at pulling the data off my CD-ROM.
I have not attempted this on DVDs or video console games. Please do this at your own risk. results will vary on your patience, and polishing technique.