How to recover a scratched CD?

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We have seen that most of the people who used Compact Disks are now moving toward electronic media devices like USB Drives. But at early days there was no such facilities. So people used to save the data on Compact Disks (CDs). Normally CDs were used to keep saved their memories in photos, videos etc.

But with the CDs getting older, they come up with issues on durability. Most of the CDs are now found with scratches. For an example if we are playing an old Video CD, the videos are not played continuously. They get stuck or not responding accurately. So what if your CD's were found with scratches? How do you recover the data which were on it?

This is simple a way how you can cherish your memories by recovering from those scratched CDs.

Step 1 : First take a soft cloth. Place that cloth on a flat surface. Make sure the cloth is not wet. Place the CD on the cloth.

Step 2 : Now hold the CD on one hand and smoothly wipe the CD with the soft cloth. Give more concern to the starched areas. Don't hold the CD tight. Simply do some short and smooth strokes on the CD along the scratched areas. But don't rub it across the scratched area. This will make the scratches worse.

Step 3 : If you see no scratches wash the CD with some water. Don't wipe it with clothes if it's wet. Let it be dry, now you can play the CD.

You can use some toothpaste too if the scratches are deep.It will remove most of the smaller scratches and more of the deep scratches. But this should also be wiped along the scratch, not across the scratch.

Add a nice customized Paypal Donate Button to your Blog

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People who are interested in blogging really keen to earn few bucks for their hard working. Most of them use advertising networks for this purpose. Anyway it is a good idea to add a Paypal Donate button to your blog because Paypal is one of the largest and most recognized online money possessing system in the world.

On the other hand adding a Paypal donate button will generate some advantages for you than advertising networks. This will make your happy readers to say a big thank you by simply allowing them to donate few bucks for your nice attempt and hard working on posting the useful stuff.

Let's see how this is done. This can be done in two different ways. One is a step by step guide by logging into your Paypal. The other one is a ready made HTML code which you need to simply replace your paypal email. It's really simple.

Firstly let's follow this step by step guide and get the code using Paypal.

Step 1 : Log into your Paypal account.

Step 2 : Go to Merchant Services Tab from the Top Menu.

Step 3 : Look for the Donations link and click on it. Normally it is at the section "PayPal Website Payments Standard". There you will find "Donations" link at the right side box.

Step 4 : Then you will get a three step form to be filled in. In that choose button type as "Donations" from the drop-down menu. If you wish fill the "Organization name/service" and "Donation ID" text boxes. It will track the donations for you if you are putting this donation button on several sites.

Step 5 : Select a Donation button. If you want to put your own donation button, you can give the relevant image URL for that. Fill the necessary information and go to the next step. It is recommended for you to select "Use my secure merchant account ID" in order to protect your email address from spammers.

Step 6 : Customize your checkout page with allowing them to leave a message to you by checking "Can your customer add special instructions in a message to you?". Set customers shipping address as not needed. It will remove complications and will be much more convenient to the donor.

Step 7 : Click on the create button and get the relevant HTML code. Copy that  code and paste it in a HTML/Javascript.

Congratulations! That's it. Now you have a nice donate button for your website.

Now we'll go for the easy method. The main drawback of this method is your Paypal email is visible to others. If you are worried about spam emails, it's better you stay out from the below simple method. Here's the simple code.

<form action="https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr" method="post" "target="_blank">
<input type="hidden" name="cmd" value="_xclick" />
<input type="hidden" name="business" value="Your Paypal Email Address" />
<input type="image" src="http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_7W31J25c2Gc/TUEb5mIm2VI/AAAAAAAAAG0/QkPA2sIhAEw/s1600/paypal.png" border="0" name="submit" alt="PayPal - The safer, easier way to pay online!" />
<img alt="" border="0" src="https://www.paypal.com/en_US/i/scr/pixel.gif" width="1" height="1" />
</form>

What you have to only do now is copy this to a HTML/Javascript and replace the red colour text with your Paypal email. Place the code in any place where you like to place your donate button.