How to Clean a CD

9 responses

  1. Dylan
    November 7, 2008

    Hand sanitizer works really well.

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  2. Matt
    May 15, 2009

    I’ve used Brasso and a soft, lint-free cloth on a scratched up CD – elbow grease as needed and a few minutes later I was back in business!

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  3. Emily
    September 5, 2009

    Please, NEVER use toothpaste to clean a CD. Some people say that rubbing toothpaste over scratches on the disk will help get them out, but it will not. It simply makes a huge, sticky mess, and your CD will be just as scratched up as before – if not more damaged, and minty.

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  4. WassUP
    January 4, 2013

    Emily is correct; toothpaste is terrible. It just ruined the CD even more.

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  5. Rita
    June 28, 2013

    I would like to know how to take off what is on my CD now so I can rerecord on it.

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  6. Noah
    November 26, 2013

    I tried using rubbing alcohol on a Battlefield 3 disc for the Xbox, but it didn’t work and the coffee stains are on the edges so it’s harder. Please help me moderators!

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    • Melanie
      November 26, 2013

      Noah,
      You can try using dish soap or baby shampoo, or use a commercial CD/DVD cleaner. I would try the dish soap method first (dissolve the soap in water), as dish soap is often used to clean coffee spills.

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  7. Emily
    March 8, 2014

    I have what looks like water damage on my Heavenly Sword disc. I have tried water with dish soap and many other things.

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  8. Bre
    July 25, 2014

    Thank you soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much! :) :) :) :) :) :)

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