Fix Your Scratched DVD With a Banana

Posted on May 24th, 2012 by Discount Debbie

I am about to rock your world with this Thrifty Diva Tip. Or at least my world is seriously rocked! We are just hard on DVDs. We travel a lot and have a DVD player in the car so it never fails we just scratch DVDs up all the time. Honestly I bet we have them for a month and then they just skip constantly. I definitely don’t want to spend money to buy new ones which is why I am so excited about this. You can totally fix your DVDs (well most) by using a banana. Yes, I said a banana.

All you need is a banana, clean rag, glass cleaner and a paper towel.
Then peel your banana, but don’t throw away the peel. Cut your banana and in a circular motion, rub the banana on the DVD. Make sure it’s coated very well. Then with the waxed part of your banana rub in a circular motion. I found that the banana kind of dried out. Then wipe with a rag again in a circular motion. With your glass cleaner clear all the banana off.

Check out my before and after. There are definitely still scratches, but it plays now!

Can you believe I did that with a banana! The wax in the banana smooths the surface making it usable again. I am sure it won’t work on all DVDs, but hey it fixed this one!


  1. Sherri May 24, 2012

    You should do a video of it so we can see how it works. I think I get what your instructions are saying but not 100% sure. 🙂 Maybe I will youtube it in the mean time cause I have sooo many scratched cd’s it’s shameful.

  2. Tina May 24, 2012

    I get what you are doing and I’m wondering if using a little bit of wax paper would have the same effect. Pretty neat trick though.

  3. vanessa w. May 29, 2012

    I’m too curious about what you mean regarding the wax part?

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