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How To : Fix a scratched disc with toothpaste

Here's a great homemade remedy to fix that pesky scratched CD, DVD, or game disc. Who knows when that old Rush album you found between the couch cushions might come in handy... Other things that you might have to watch out for is how deep the scratch is so sometimes it might ...more

Shortcut : Fix a Scratched Window with Toothpaste

ApartmentTherapy reminds us of a fine fix for scratches on glassy surfaces like mirrors and windows—toothpaste! All you need is a lint-free cloth, a non-gel toothpaste (one with baking soda is even better), and a damp cloth. 1. Clean the glass well and dry it using a lint-fr ...more

How To : Fix scratched CDs DVDs and plastic

The prescription for a sick CD? Toothpaste, MSG and wood polish, of course. About to chuck that busted CD? Not so fast, young grasshopper. Web editor Megan Miller demonstrates three ways to resurrect those scratched discs using stuff you probably already have sitting on your s ...more

How To : Fix a scratched CD or DVD with Urawaza secrets

This how to video shows us how to fix a scratched cd or dvd using toothpaste. Don't throw out that scratched cd or dvd, just fix it with this DIY home project. The household ingenuity captured herein really caught fire in the post-war period, when Occupied Japan's poor econom ...more

How To : Fix a scratched CD or DVD for free

This how-to video shows you a very simple method to remove scratches on your DVDs and CDs! The magic fixer is toothpaste. Don't throw out any of your favorite movies, records, or software. Watch this video tutorial and learn how to rescue and repair scratched CDs.

How To : Do a heavy duty fix of a scratched CD or DVD

Sick of throwing out old CD's? Annoyed with using up all your toothpaste and fruit to temporarily fix your albums? This heavy duty fix will take you some extra time to do, but you should be able to use your CDs for much longer after its done. You Will Need: *A compressor *Cors ...more

How To : Fix a broken, skipping CD with toothpaste at home

Those discs you thought were done for because of scratches and years of use now have a second chance at working and all you need to do so is get some things together from around the house. You'll need toothpaste most importantly, some tissues, water and the actual CD you want ...more

How To : Remove scratches from an XBox game with toothpaste

Did you know you can fix a damaged disc with toothpaste? Well, you can! In this video, discover how to use that old tube of Colgate or Crest for more than cleaning your teeth. It's easy, quick and could save you a ton of money, you would've spent replacing those discs.

How To : Fix laptop screen scratches

You paid a lot of money for and now your worried your computer screen is ruined with scratches. Just open up your bathroom cabinet and you will find everything you need to get your trusty computer screen shining like new. Getting rid of scratches on your laptop is easy with a ...more

How To : Fix a scratched video game

In this how-to video, you will learn how to fix scratched games with a simple solution. You will need a few rags, alcohol, and a surface to place the disc on. Take the rag and pour a tiny bit of alcohol on to it. Next, put the alcohol away. Take the cd and rub it with the rag. ...more

How To : Fix a scratched CD with a hairdryer

There are so many home remedies these days for fixing CDs, but have you ever tried the blowdryer fix? Well, now's your chance. In this tutorial, learn how to use an ordinary hairdryer for fixing and otherwise ruined album. Don't believe it? Give it a try and see for yourself!

How To : Clean your scratched CDs with toothpaste and water

This video is presented by A K Dlnny. The video starts with common location in any household. A K shows a CD which is fairly scratched. Most of us have scratched CDs with us and he teaches us a very simple way of cleaning these CDs. As first step A K takes good portion of comm ...more

How To : Fix XBox games scratched from tilting the console

Did you know if that if you tilt your XBox machine you can seriously ruin your game discs? Tilting the console will cause grinding, which can make a huge circular scratch around the bottom of your game discs. In this tutorial, learn how to fix your games at home so that you do ...more

How To : Clean a scratched CD or DVD with toothpaste

In order to remove the scratches from a CD with toothpaste, you will need: regular toothpaste, a towel or washcloth, and water. While holding your CD in one hand, being careful to avoid touching the center, coat the CD with toothpaste. You should try to cover one small area a ...more

How To : Quickly fix a skipping DVD with toothpaste

How annoying is a skipping DVD? Picture it: you're in the middle of your favorite flick, and suddenly the characters freeze and seemingly melt away right before your eyes. Sure, you can skip ahead and start watching again at another point in the film, but that's no fun. And it ...more

Shortcut : Fix a Wiggly Wall Outlet

Normally the idea of messing with an electrical outlet makes me squirm, but Apartment Therapy's quick fix for a loose wall outlet means skipping out on a costly electrician bill. Not only is a wiggly wall outlet unsightly, but it can also be a fire hazard. The solution is simp ...more

Shortcut : The Secret to Reviving a Smelly Kitchen Sponge

Penny pincher? A true believer in "waste not want not"? Then listen up—here's a quick tip that will save you some spare change. Scenario 1: We're all guilty of negligently abandoning a freshly bought sponge in a pot full of dirty dishes and food-littered water. Let that bad b ...more

How To : Clean your scratched compact discs with peroxide

This video shows you how to clean a compact disk using peroxide and toothpaste as the cleaning agents.First of all, put the disk in a mixture of water and a bit of peroxide and let it stay there for about 5 minutes. Then, you must take out the disk and apply a thin layer of to ...more

How To : Remove and replace the screen on iPhone 4G HD

The iPhone 4 is brand new, but accidents still happen - even right after you get it, right? So, if you have cracked or scratched up your screen and can no longer use it, check out this tutorial. Apple won't fix the damage if they think you did it, and a repair shop will charge ...more

How To : Remove scratches from a CD using toothpaste

Have a scratched CD but you are not ready to get rid of it? Watch this video tutorial to learn how to remove scratches on your CD by applying toothpaste and rubbing it down. Remove scratches from a CD using toothpaste. Click through to watch this video on tricklife.com

How To : Fix skipping discs

The Easy Pro home use disc fixing machine is a new way to fix old scratched discs. Everyone has a messed up old CD, DVD or game disc that is in need of some serious repair. Watch this tutorial and find out how to fix that disc you thought was a lost cause.

How To : Clean jaundiced plastic headlights

In this how to video, you will learn how to clean your plastic headlights. This is important if you cannot afford to replace the headlights of your classic or semi-classic car. Toothpaste works great as a rubbing compound to fix this. First, take a rag and rub the toothpaste i ...more

How To : Repair scratched CDs and DVDs

In this tutorial, learn how to repair your scratched discs easily at home. You no longer have to kiss that favorite album goodbye! Save some money and some time and try and fix your discs at home next time. Good luck!

How To : 11 Non-Dental Uses for Your Old Toothbrush

We all know to should swap out our toothbrushes one every three to four months, but did you know your used Toothbrush still has a number of handy uses once its time in your bathroom is done? You can use an old toothbrush indefinitely to remove silk from corn, exfoliate your li ...more

How To : Restore Your Headlights Using Toothpaste

Yellowed or hazed headlights don't only make your car look tacky, it also reduces the amount of light that can shine through at night. This results in poor visibility and may result in an unnecessary accident. Fortunately, if you brush your teeth, you can fix this problem! Th ...more

How To : Fix a circular scratch on an XBox game

A common XBox problem is a malfunction that causes a circular groove in your CDs and games. In this tutorial, learn how to fix that horrible circular scratch at home, and hopefully play your game normally again. This fix could save you a bunch of money, since Microsoft won't r ...more

How To : Fix scratches in CDs and DVDs

CDs and DVDs offer great entertainment, but they are far from invincible. Even small scratches and dirt on the discs can make your music or movie skip. Watch this video to learn how to fix those annoying scratches.

How To : Fix a scratch on your car

Fix those little scratches before they become big rust marks. Learn how to fix a scratch on your car. Howcast prevents all the necessary steps for ridding your car of that ugly scratch. You Will Need: * Your car’s VIN number * Car-wash liquid * Clean cotton cloth * 1,500- to ...more

How To : Fix a "perfect circle" scratch on an Xbox 360 game

There's nothing that can ruin a perfectly good time quite like the dreaded "perfect circle" scratch which certain Microsoft Xbox 360 consoles can give to games that are loaded improperly. With this how-to however, you'll learn how to repair an Xbox disc and get it running again.

How To : 9 DIY Tricks for Cleaning Your Car

Ever see those cars so covered in dirt, dust, and grime that someone writes "Wash me" on it using their finger? Well, for those cars' sakes, as well as cases less extreme, a word of advice: procrastination is not a solution — it can only compound the problem. Self-cleaning car ...more

How To : Remove yellow haze from headlights with toothpaste

First of all check for the yellow haze on the headlights by scratching it. Now take toothpaste and then apply some of it on to the headlight. Now you need a dry towel to clean the headlight. Start by rubbing the toothpaste over the headlight with this towel. You have to rub it ...more

How To : Bake homemade chocolate chip muffins from scratch

Anytime you hit the grocery store you can find an entire aisle dedicated to quick fixes, meals-on-the-go, and pre-mixed cake batter. While these options are great if you're looking to add polysorbate 60 and red 5 to your diet, if you're looking for a more natural foodstuff the ...more

How To : Build a classical acoustic guitar from scratch

If you've always wanted to build your own Classical Acoustic guitar, this video series can get you started! You will watch he starts with some simple blocks of wood and an idea and crafts a great classical guitar! He will also show you his mistakes along the way and his own fi ...more

How To : Make powdered sugar cake frosting from scratch

Powdered sugar frosting is a delicious way to top any cake or pastry. In this tutorial, learn how to make very quick frosting from sugar and have it taste just like delicious buttercream. Step 1: Add two and a half cups of powdered sugar, two tbsp of water, one tbsp of butter ...more

How To : Assemble a Survival Kit

I am writing this quick post in response to the recent earthquakes and tsunamis that are affecting Japan. As soon as the news broke, and we began to hear of tsunami warning for our area, I immediately realized how under prepared I was for a natural disaster. The thing that dro ...more

How To : Repair your eyeglasses

Try these simple fixes to salvage your specs. Learn how to fix your eyeglasses with this helpful guide. You Will Need * Duct tape * Needle-nose pliers * An eyeglass repair kit * Superglue * A wooden toothpick * A paper towel * A miniature safety pin * All-purpose glue * A met ...more

How To : Prevent your bumper from hitting a ramp

Ramps are great for allowing car owners to get underneath their vehicle to perform regular maintenance. But for some, their car bumpers tend to get damaged and cause scratches. So to fix that problem, this tutorial is going to show you how to make an extension in order to pre ...more

How To : Fix a leaky, dripping bathroom faucet

DYI-FYI #57 teaches you how to fix a leaky faucet in this video. First, have to distinguish if the water drips from the tap or from the handle. If the water is leaking form the tap you need a new washer; if it drips from the handle you need a new o-ring. First, turn the water ...more

How To : DIY Tips For Restoring Your Old, Beat Up Furniture

Are the furniture pieces in your living space starting to look faded, old and beat up? Gather some milk, vaseline, pecan nuts, lemon juice, olive oil and toothpaste, and you already have a fine assortment of tools to help you restore your wooden, leather, vinyl and glass furni ...more

How To : 5 Clever Uses for Toothpaste (No Teeth Involved)

Almost every human being on the planet uses toothpaste daily, but typically for just one task—oral hygiene. Keeping your teeth clean is undoubtedly important, but this magical mixture of abrasives, fluoride, and detergents must be useful for more than just scrubbing your chops ...more

How To : Get the scratches off your CDs the easy way

This video shows you how to clean a CD or DVD easily.First of all, you need toothpaste. Apply a thin layer of paste to the whole surface of the disk and spread it evenly. Let it dry for about 5 minutes. After the 5 minutes have past, clean the whole disk at a sink, and make su ...more

HowTo : Rescue Near-Death CDs With a LIttle Vaseline

We've seen lots of methods of CD/DVD scratch removal here on WonderHowTo- bananas, toothpaste, even eggs. Now Instructables member gpotvin suggests another method to throw in the mix: vaseline. No reason to throw away those damaged CDs! Save 'em - it's as easy as Step 1, 2, 3. ...more

How To : Remove scratches from any DVD

In this Household Hacker experiment, we'll demonstrate how to completely remove scratches from your CD or DVD media. For this project, we used: 1) 1 tablespoon peanut butter 2) Toothpaste 3) Diet Soda (must be sugar free or seltzer water) 4) Plastic container 5) Baking soda 6) ...more

How To : Get rid of cold sores

Looking to get rid of that cold sore once and for all? Blisters on your mouth can be embarrassing, but you can get rid of cold sores quickly with these remedies. You Will Need: • Ointment • A washcloth • Antibacterial soap • Petroleum jelly • A toothbrush • Toothpaste ...more

How To : Restore your iPod Nano

Oh no! Has something happened to your iPod Nano and you can't seem to fix it? If this is the case, you may need to perform a total restore of your device. Restoring your iPod is a last resort and by doing so you will wipe the memory of your MP3 player and bring all of its sett ...more

How To : Fix or replace Technics SL1200 tone arm

Want to mix and scratch like a professional DJ? To be a good DJ you need to understand the concepts of mixing tracks, adding cool effects, and of course you need a good sense of rhythm to line up the beats. But you also need to know how to fix your turntables. This two part ho ...more

How To : Repair CDs and DVDs with an eraser

Tired of your CDs and DVDs skipping? There's a simple fix to mending all of those scratches and scuffs. And the simple trick involves a pencil eraser and a soft cloth. No more skipping discs or unplayable movies!

How To : Send food back at a restaurant

Learn when it’s appropriate to send your meal back in a restaurant, and how to do it without offending the chef. Step 1: Evaluate the error Make sure the problem is on their end, not yours. If your food is undercooked, overcooked, the wrong temperature, stale, has a foreign o ...more

How To : Plug the EFX-1000 into a mixer without send

Want to mix and scratch like a professional DJ? To be a good DJ you need to understand the concepts of mixing tracks, adding cool effects, and of course you need a good sense of rhythm to line up the beats. This how to video explains how to plug the EFX-1000 into a mixer witho ...more

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