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Automatic CD/DVD cleaner/repairer £14.99 at Maplin
Automatic CD/DVD cleaner/repairer £14.99 at Maplin

Automatic CD/DVD cleaner/repairer £14.99 at Maplin

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I've had one of these for a while now, and Maplin have got it on one of their periodic specials, down from it's usual price of £19.99.

It has successfully made some DVDs and games playable, but isn't always effective. It usually makes the surface look a little worse, but if it plays where once it doesn't, that's an improvement in my book. I've achieved best results by manually cleaning the disc of obvious dust and grit before using it in this device.

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I bought one of these years ago (I can't remember where from but definitely this one). It didn't save a single disk I'm afraid. Total rubbish, avoid.

we use this in the office as content management use a lot of CD's/DVD's. This thing is awesome. Really does work well ... I had a cd that was all scratched up and it fixed it leaving it near new! Well worth the price although am not sure if its a deal as do not know the RRP on this.

It didn't save a single disk I'm afraid. Total rubbish, avoid.



I got one of these too, rubbish, went to the car boot. Avoid, deal or not.

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To Lakeside and bollybobinson; what was the nature of the damage you were trying to repair? Did you try repeating using the sanding pads as the manual recommends? I think my record is having to use it 6-8 times on a badly scratched PS2 game that wouldn't even boot, but it made it work (consistently, too!) in the end.

Have to agree, I have one of these and I used it on an old CD from 1983 that would not play at all, after 2 passes through this machine, it started working again... well worth the money, it will leave slight swirl marks on the cd however where the pads rotate, it will not re-store the CD's to brand new condition...

I use Brasso to clean CDs and DVDs and it works.

I bought one of these in B&M Bargins last week for £3.

Have one too and it has worked on most CDs and DVDs but may require several passes. Would recommend.

I can't comment on this particular make/model, but I bought a SkipDr CD/DVD restorer recently to try and recover a 360 game my son scratched.

It took 4 passes for the disc to be read by the 360. It also left buffing marks on the disc, but this is to be expected. (Not all removed by using provided polishing cloth.)

I imagine this device is very similar and definitely worth trying if you have a disc that needs fixing.
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