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  1. xx_raj_xx

    xx_raj_xx Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    Hello

    on my second x10, voda replaced mine with a refurbished one, which didn't have the screen protector on it :confused::mad:. didn't notice til it was to late

    Managed to scratch the screen.. really annoyed with that.. any quick fix for this.
    tx

    Raj
     

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  2. BingoRingo

    BingoRingo Well-Known Member

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    Online you'll find lots and lots of ways to remove those scratches. Which ones work? I don't know...

    I've read you can use Brasso (a metal polish) or a car compound (wouldn't this make it worse?). Also there's a trick with a banana:

    Fix iPod Scratches using Banana | Thinktechno.com

    It should work on your screen as well...!
     
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    rosered VIP Member VIP Member

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    I'd love to know if the banana works! Let us know if you find a solution.
     
  4. xx_raj_xx

    xx_raj_xx Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    tx guys,,
    had seen loads on the net, wasn't sure which to try on my x10.
    will try the banana one today and report back later tonight ;-)
    tx

    Raj
     
  5. xx_raj_xx

    xx_raj_xx Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    The banana trick doesn't work.. maybe it was a bad one ;-)
    tx
    Raj
     
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    rosered VIP Member VIP Member

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    Oh bummers on the banana :rolleyes: altho in truth I'm not entirely surprised. Another urban legend bites the dust!!
     
  7. undies

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    This works for CD & DVD's, up to you if you want to try it (from a site I know)

    Intro
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    In this tutorial I will show you how to repair scratched CDs that are giving you errors such as Mismatching CRCs, Read Errors, Sync Errors and Suspicious Positions.
    If you do it properly, your scratched CDs should then give you perfect rips with matching CRCs. Even badly scratched CDs can be repaired, as long as the reflective layer (label side) is not damaged.
    Before you do it on an original CD, I suggest you practice on an old (badly) scratched CD-R first.
    Whatever you do, do NOT buy the cd repair kits. They're too expensive and pretty bad at doing what they're supposed to do.
    When you're done repairing, you'll see light scratches on the CD. Don't worry, they are way too small to affect playback or ripping in any way. If you want to get rid of them for aesthetic reasons, you can use finer grain sandpaper.

    Specs
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    For this tutorial I used a cd my girlfriend brought from work and wanted me ro repair: This Is Tom Jones by Tom Jones. It's actually a boxset where the 3 cds were extremely scratched; they would skip like crazy when played in the cd player and were impossible to rip. After repairing them, all 3 cds (74 songs) are ripping perfectly with all CRCs matching.
    I've used EAC V0.99 prebeta 4 on a TOSHIBA ODD-DVD SD-R6372 drive. Rip in Secure mode, proper Read Offset Correction, Test & Copy. High error recovery quality.


    What you need
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    - 1 scratched CD
    - 3 to 10 minutes
    - A bottle of Meguiar's PlastX (clear plastic cleaner & polish).
    - Emery paper: 1500 or 2000 Grit. I use the 3M Wetordry Automotive Sandpaper.
    - A piece of cloth. I use an old scarf. You can use an old t-shirt, sock, towel..
    - A piece of paper towel.
    - Warm water

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    You can find the emery paper and the PlastX bottle at your local auto supply store. I bought my stuff at Canadian Tire and paid 10.49$ for the 296ml PlastX bottle and 2.99$ for five 3.66 inches by 9 inches sheets of emery paper. With that, you'll have enough to fix over a hundred CDs.


    Repairing
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    First, cut a small piece of emery paper, 1 inch by 1 inch will do, and you will be able to do a few CDs with that.

    Soak it in warm water, and put a little bit of water on the cd with your finger.

    Start sanding the cd in the motion shown below. This is for a badly scratched cd, you don't have to do the whole cd if there are only a few scratches. Just do it where the scratches are.

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    Put a little bit of pressure when you're sanding. When you think you're done and scratches are gone, keep sanding but don't put any pressure to get rid of the (small) scratches you may have done. I use the 1500 grit for sanding with pressure, and the 2000 grit without pressure to finish off.

    Rince the CD with warm water and dry it out with a paper towel.

    Now, put a few drops of PlastX on the cd and polish it with a small piece of cloth until the PlastX gets absorbed by the cloth. To polish the whole surface, I put about 6 drops wich is more than enough.

    Rince the CD with warm water and dry it out with a paper towel.

    Now the shiny surface of your CD should be shiny again. Look really close to see if there are any scratches left. If there are, you didn't sand enough; repeat sanding and polishing.

    Your CD should now rip properly.


    Example
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    The picture below shows a scratched CD before and after being repaired. I used rough sandpaper to scratch it, and then repaired it. The pictures show the SAME CD and the EXACT SAME AREA on the CD. I didn't switch CDs, photoshop it, or anything.

    [​IMG]
     
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    rosered VIP Member VIP Member

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    Forget my screen, you may have just made my son a happy boy if I can use the technique to get some of his unusable game discs working again.
     
  9. xx_raj_xx

    xx_raj_xx Well-Known Member This Topic's Starter

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    tx for the tip..
    not sure I want to try this on my phone.. knowing me I will f@#@ my screen up lol.. but great tips on CDs.
    tx

    Raj
     
  10. huntleth

    huntleth Well-Known Member

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    Might be worth using some high quality car polish or similar.
     
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    Are you sure it has no screen protector on it?

    I saw a few videos on youtube about how resistant the screen is, and i have to say that i was amazed.They tried to scratch the screen using keys and coins but no success.
    By the way..how did you managed to scratch your screen?
     

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