has any of you used any electronic cd repair kits and if so how did they work?
here is a pic of one ive found
From what I understand looking at the picture it's the same kind of apparatus I've got, only mine is hand-driven and costed about 10 bucks.
It just spins the CD against a cotton padding, cleaning it that way.
It isn't the machine that cleans the CD though, it's the cleaning or polishing fluid you use.
If you like little gadgets I would say buy it, if you like to save money don't.
bah, you might as well send your money to me.
use some good automotive paste wax(e.g. turtle wax). don't use anything with abrasives in it. polish any scratches that are circular in shape. wipe from the inside to the outside of the cd. this is the direction the laser pick-up moves when reading your disc.
most important is the label-side of the cd. scratches on this side are more detrimental since this side has the reflective material that enables a laser to "read" the date on the disc.
better still, make a copy of the cd(<1$ and use it instead. save the original.
you can always throw away the copy.