Well, don't do this: when I was a kid, I located the skip area and tried to score the grooves with a pin. DID NOT WORK! Seriously though, seems like someone could perfect this idea with advanced optics and the appropriate cutter. Yes, it would ruin that miniscule spot on the record, but, at least you could play it through. I would pay a service fee for this "repair". I have often thought someone should come out with a skip button on the tonearm itself. Something you would activate that momentarily increases pressure of the arm towards the spindle. Blowing is hard to control and so is slight lifting of the arm or helping it along with fingers. For me, these methods usually result in the arm skateing across the grooves. Scary!
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