A little bit of oil....

Discussion in 'TV on DVD and Blu-ray' started by Roman-K, Oct 7, 2005.

  1. Roman-K

    Roman-K Stunt Coordinator

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    I received nip/tuck in the mail today and my wife wanted to watch. After 5 atempts I could not play it and got an error as there was a scratch and the DVD player would not read the disc. My wife was grumpy and out of despreation I got some canola oil and rubbed it over the disc with a no-scratch cloth, put it into the DVD player and amazingly it started up. I know there are DVD repair kits available, but I don't have one and the stores are all closed so I thought I might pass on a solution that worked for me.
     
  2. Rhoq

    Rhoq Supporting Actor

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    What made you think to use canola oil? It sounds like such a risky move to try on a whim.
     
  3. John*D

    John*D Second Unit

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    You probably just removed some debris that was on the disc...

    Canola oil isn't going to remove a scratch, or is it... [​IMG]

    Whatever works, I suppose.
     
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    I think the oil 'filled' in the scratch. I've heard that toothpaste can do the same thing. I'm not gonna try it but I think as long as the scratch isn't too bad, filling it can actually correct the problem.
     
  5. Roman-K

    Roman-K Stunt Coordinator

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    Actually I tried toothpaste first, I don't know why I did, but it didn't work. The scratch was and still is quite bad. I tried the oil as I would be returning the DVD anyways and my wife really wanted to watch. I have to agree with TravisR, the oil probably filled in the scratch enough for the disc to be read.
     

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