Will a scratch cause the CD or DVD not to work?

Question

I have a four year old son. He is always getting into my CDs and DVDs. They have a few scratches on them. Will this be okay? How much can a CD take?

Answer

This question was answered on April 18, 2003. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

It all depends on the intensity of the scratch CDs and DVDs have a protective layer so they can take some scratches but not ones that are too deep You may run into some problems with a scratched CD though It might not work, An erroe might occur because it can't be read, and DVD movies could be distorted in certain parts of the movie.

Need Help with this Issue?

We help people with technology! It's what we do.
Schedule an Appointment with a location for help!

Author

Posted by olivia of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on April 18, 2003