How to Repair a Scratched Wii Disk

by Heather MontgomeryUpdated September 22, 2017
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Items you will need

  • Microfiber cloth

  • Rubbing alcohol

  • Cotton ball

  • Toothpaste with no added mouthwash, baking soda or gel added

A scratched Wii disk can be frustrating. Before you throw the disk out and spend money on a new disk, you can try some home remedies. It is important to remember to never rub the disk in a circular motion as it will damage the disk, instead rub from the middle of the disk where the hole is, straight out to the edge of the disk. Often times, dust and fingerprints may be the only thing causing your disk not to work.

Microfiber Cloth

Wipe the disk in an outward motion with a microfiber cloth to remove any dust.

Run the disk under warm water, rubbing any spots with your thumb.

Allow the disk to dry completely before testing it in your Wii.

Rubbing Alcohol

Mix one tablespoon rubbing alcohol with one tablespoon water.

Saturate a cotton ball in the mixture and apply it to the disk using a straight line from the hole in the middle to the edge.

Allow the alcohol to dry completely before testing the disk in your Wii.


Dab a dime size glob of toothpaste onto the disk.

With your thumb, rub the toothpaste in using a downward stroke from the center of the disk to the edge. Cover the entire disk and allow the toothpaste to dry.

Rinse the disk off under warm water using your thumb to rub the toothpaste away. Allow the disk to dry completely before trying it in your Wii.


Use only white old-fashioned toothpaste on your disk. Do not use any toothpaste that add gels, mouthwash, foaming bubbles or baking soda.


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About the Author

Based in Lakeland, FL., Heather Montgomery has been writing a popular celebrity parenting blog and several parenting and relationship articles since 2011. Her work also appears on eHow and Everyday Family and she focuses her writing on topics about parenting, crafts, education and family relationships. She is pursuing a Bachelor of Science in early education from Fort Hays State University.

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