How to Fix a CD With a Banana


Scratched and damaged CDs can have problems playing back in your computer or CD player. Instead of purchasing costly CD cleaning kits to fix your CD, first try a home remedy. You can often fix a scratched or damaged CD using a banana.

Things You'll Need

  • Cloth
  • Glass cleaner
  • Peel a banana to separate the peel from the edible part of the fruit.

  • Put your CD on a clean, flat surface with its read/write surface facing upward.

  • Rub the edible portion of the banana over the entire read/write surface of your CD.

  • Take the banana peel and wipe it over the entire read/write surface of your CD. As you do so, the waxy residue from the peel, along with the residue from the banana, clean and polish the surface of the CD.

  • Spray glass cleaner onto a soft cloth and wipe the banana residue off the CD's read/write surface.

  • Allow the CD to dry completely before testing it.

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