Fix Any CD.... With Peanut Butter!

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Have an old, scratched up CD that won't play anymore? That CD probably held many memories for you, and you wish you were able to play it, if only it wasn't so scratched up...

But now you can re-live those memories using the magic of peanut butter! Don't spend five bucks on "Scratch out" that only makes things worse, when you can fix your scratched up CD's George Washington Carver style!

Step 1: What You Need...

As the title of this instructable suggests, you really only need one thing:

PEANUT BUTTER!!!

But If you want to get technical, then here's a detailed list...

Peanut butter
You need only one tablespoon of peanut butter. Please, use common sense and DON'T use chunky peanut butter. Please.

Scrubbing utencil
You also need some way of rubbing the peanut butter. Use napkins, paper towels, polishing cloth(it's reccomended you don't use a good one), or even your fingers.

Water
Now, most CD warnings say to not submerge the disk in water. But you need SOME way of getting that peanut butter off, right? Besides, we're not "submerging", we're "washing".

I used water to get it off, and it worked fine.

Step 2: Start the Cleanest Mess You'll Ever Have!

This step is really messy. I advise you have some way of cleaning up messy stuff nearby.

Now, take the peanut butter and start scrubbing it into the CD using small, circular patterns. It's awkward, I know, but in the end, it all works out.

Continue scrubbing for about two minutes, then wash off the peanut butter. Make sure you have as much of it off as possible, because you don't want a peanut-butter and Walkman (or playstation) Sandwich.

Step 3: Finish Up, Clean Up, and Play!

Now, once you have all the peanut butter off, dry your cd and put it in it's respective player. It should work fine, and most of the scratches will be gone, however, minor scratches will still be visible, but won't hinder it's performance.

I hope this helps! If you have any questions, please leave a comment below and I'll be happy to help. :)

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    sshepard

    2 years ago

    I would guess this only works on light to medium scratches. I've got a few Joe Satriani CD's I'm going to try this on. Then on to a LOTR DVD.

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    FaZe FaKe

    2 years ago

    im a fake faze member look a my name why do you think im really with faze im faze fake im a fake member

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    TylerB89

    2 years ago

    Im Done this actualy worked

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    FabianA11

    2 years ago

    Does it work on DVD's

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    JosephD49

    3 years ago

    it don't work this is stupid like really it is

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    JosephD49

    3 years ago

    i hope this works

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    eaterofsoulsbuilderkidj

    Reply 3 years ago

    Older ps2 games are blue but most ps2 games are silver along with ps3

    lol, actually, ps1 has multiple colors. black just came out as a "special" disk. nothing special about it. ps2 was ABLE to read blue disks, but you needed the newer model of ps2. they had normal disks usually. ps3 is the same

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    you don't need the newer model of ps2 to read blue discs i have an old ps2 "phat" that reads blue discs just fine

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    R167nclark557

    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    1. I didn't even know that the colors made a difference
    2. my friends ps2 off of ebay won't play a blue disk, maybe is is just bad... don't know...