We’ve all had it happen. Our favorite DVDs or our most important CDs suddenly became scratched and seem to be beyond repair. Optical discs (CDs/DVDs and Blu-ray discs) are very durable but it’s practically impossible to keep them scratch free. One minor scratch can result in a huge loss of data or a skip and even cause lock up on game discs. Most people would toss that scratched disc in the garbage, but unless the scratch is very deep or is located on the label side of the disc (commonly called foil damage), there’s actually another solution: repair the scratch or clean the disc to restore satisfactory operation.