Pros works automatically
Cons Have to change cleaning/repairing pads
I tried repairing 2 disks a few times and it made the disks look ncer but there was absolutely no change in it being read. This is way too expensive just to clean disks. Waste of money. I'm returning it and trying out that one by CleanDr or whatever it's called.
Pros EASY TO USE.....
Cons DOESN'T DO ANYTHING OF VALUE... IF THE CD IS SCRATCHED ENOUGH TO SKIP.... ITS TOO SCRATCHED FOR THE OPTIFIX....
Pros There are no pros whatsoever, unless you enjoy donating money to the electronics shop that just ripped you off.
Cons This product is not capable of repairing a single disk. I'd be shocked if I found a single person who said they fixed a disk with this stupid machine. It's a money grabbing scam.
Summary You'd be better off fixing your disks with something that would work better....like a hammer. Or an air chisel. You only have to look at the surface of the repair wheels to know that it's impossible for this stupid machine to work. The repair wheels have a smooth surface like satin. How is that supposed to repair scratches in a plastic surface? It's hard to believe how completely and utterly useless this product is. It won't even repair the slightest of scratches. You know the ones that you can only see if you move the CD back and forth in the light because they're so small? It won't even fix those. Avoid this piece of junk.
"Opti Not-Fix"on by mnw0871
Pros There are no benefits to this machine aside from removing finger prints or other large surface dirt that could be handled with a wet paper towel
Cons I've tried to clean/fix about 20 DVDs with no luck- not a single one worked better after optifix.
Summary I can't beleive I spent money on this, I also cant believe that a company could create a product so useless- I bet if we looked in their labs there would be a team of monkeys throwing bananas. Sorry- I actually like monkeys and dont mean to insult them by associating them with optifix.
I've renamed this product Opti Not-Fix look for it at a walmart near you.
Pros Automated, Cleans discs well
Cons Does NOT repair scratches, expensive refill kits
Summary I picked this up today to replace a "DataDoctor" hand cranked model... I'll be taking it back tomorrow. It cleans the DVDs well, but does absolutely nothing for the scratches. I took a small kitchen knife and made similiar scratches on two different DVDs (DVDs I burned).
Using the DataDoctor you can run your finger over the disc where the scratch was... you can barely feel the scratches and can actually see a thin layer of dust where some of the disc was removed after a 5 minute repair. The DataDoctor works well, even though it's a slower manual process.
The Optifix Pro made the DVD look better, that was all. The scratches I made were still present and could still be felt when running a finger over the disc. I expected kind of a fine "sand-paper" pad for the repair pads in the Memorex model, but the "repair" pads seem to be just a coarse cloth. I really don't see how the cloth could remove a thin layer of the disc to fix any scratches.
I'll continue to use the manual "DataDoctor". The "DataDoctor can be used with regular tap water (even says so in the instructions) instead of buying a $10 refill kit for pads and cleaning/repair solution for the Memorex Optifix Pro (which would only be good for 5 to 10 repairs).
If you want something for cleaning CDs/DVDs you can buy this for $20 at Wal-mart (or do what I do and just use a clean rag made of a fine material). If you want something for repairing discs, find something else.