HOW TO: Use a banana to fix a scratched CD or DVD

A few weeks ago, we published an article describing several techniques to help you repair a scratched CD or DVD. Here’s another method to add to your arsenal in case the previous ones did not work for you. Please note that Amazon.com also has a great CD repair machine right here that is pretty effective and not too expensive.

The Banana CD scratch remover

What you’ll need:

  • A banana
  • A banana peel
  • Some glass cleaner
  1. Take a CD / DVD that has smudges and minor scratches on it.
  2. Using a circular motion, apply a freshly cut banana to it.
  3. Next, wipe it down with the banana peel (the inside). The wax from the peel will help polish and further clean the disk.
  4. Take a clean cotton cloth and wipe the entire surface of the CD / DVD. Be sure to apply moderate pressure while moving in a circular motion. This should be done for around 3 to 4 minutes.
  5. Finally, spray the disc with glass cleaner and wipe it clean.

VoilĂ ! Your scratched CD or DVD should now look like new! Please note that this trick will also help you repair scratched PS2 and Xbox CD’s and DVD’s.