PS3 scratch discs!

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  1. mainaman

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    I noticed today that my Japanese PS3 is scratching the discs,all types.Well,not exactly scratching,but leaving visible lines from the center to the outer edges-straight and little jagged .A jagged line running from one edge to the hole then from the hole to the other edge-perfectly straight from edge to edge!No cracks around the ring so far.

    The lines can be swept up easily,but this is worrying.I thought that PS3 was bulletproof in this regard.

    It reads the discs,but everytime they come out,there are lines.The PS3 stands horizontally.No suspicious noises,while reading,except some mild and short grinding on reading-as if the drive can't center the disc immediately.

    Anybody have suggestions?
     
  2. psikey

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    Ever since having a 360 disk scratcher, I've checked my PS3 disks each time I take them out and get nothing. Perfect, pristine, unmarked.

    Mines a UK machine in horizontal position.

    Not read of anybody else experiencing this problem yet.
     
  3. mainaman

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    I have never had problems with the 360,i also haven't heard of anybody else with this problem.
     
  4. mainaman

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    Some more info!
    The PS3 is resting on a magazine on the floor(no space on the shelf) and the relatively powerfull surround systems produces lots of vibrations.
    Dust build-up could also be a factor.
    Do i have an international warranty?
     
  5. JayEm

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    Are you sure it's the PS3 scratching them?

    I have to admit I'm not always enitrely accurate when trying to put them in the slot.:rotfl:
     
  6. mainaman

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    Bang on the issue!
    I slide them in the slot carefully,but most likely the problem is not in the reading,but in the inserting/ejecting mechanism!
     
  7. mainaman

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    I am confirming that after rejecting the disc,i see a jagged line running from one edge to the hole then from the hole to the other edge-perfectly straight from edge to edge!
     
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    :confused: Was a common thread issue at the 360 launch. Think MS even agreed to replace the faulty drives (& disks). Something out of place on some units I think & could be caused by 360 movement.

    Few quick links:
    http://www.avforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=282828&highlight=scratched
    http://www.avforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=283953&highlight=scratched
    http://www.avforums.com/forums/showthread.php?t=336044&highlight=scratched

    Plenty more


    Anyway...

    Just checked my 3 disks (2 game, 1 BR) under bright spot lights. The Motorstorm disk is in & out a lot. Not even the slightest of marks/scratches no matter what angle I view them at & I'm also not doing a precise alignment before insertion :D

    Would be interesting for others to check theirs to see if there is a trend.
     
  9. Davy

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    Just checked my discs, four games and three films and all are perfectly ok. My player also stands vertically. For the first couple of weeks on the carpet, then on a proper stand. I tend to agree with others and think it's a problem with the disc going in and out of the player, especially as it's a straight line.
     
  10. CTR_Paul

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    Mine are all fine (Horizontal console), this is the first I've read of any such issue on the PS3. I find it quite staggering as a 360 owner & forum reader that you've not seen it mentioned, it's hardly a rare 360 issue from what I've read.
     
  11. mainaman

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    I meant anybody with ps3.Anyway i will try a cleaning disc,just in case.
     
  12. Mickus

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    If "The lines can be swept up easily" wouldn't that be dust and not a scratch?
    Look to see if there is a build-up of dust on the PS3s slot.
     
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    Yep. It's dust.
     
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    The blu-ray discs have a hard coating that protects the data underneath even if you were to get scratches on the disc you wouldn't have problems playing it unlike the dvds for PS2 etc.
     
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    I'm not sure I'd believe those claims fully... remember when DVD came out they said the same thing - going as far as to spread marmalade on it on live TV.. on the label side.. but none of us knew enough about dvds then and we all believed it.

    I've seen a youtube video which does something similar to the dvd marmalade trick - he defaces the disks but quite tellingly never scratches the middle, where the data is... so obviously they keep working (or at least booting to the title screen which is all that's tested).
     
  16. Moogle

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    That's not strictly true. Granted they do ahve an extra durable coating on them which maked them less susceptible but even blu-rays can be scratched to the point where they will not play properly. I have seen blu-rays that haved scratches that do not work properly, thank fully none of my own. It all depends on how deep the scratches are.
     
  17. mainaman

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    The scratches are not deep,they can be easily wiped up.Tomorrow i will try a cleaning disc.Last week my PS3 wasn't scratching them,this week it is-maybe the open slot is accumulating too much dust...
     
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    I get a line of dust on mine, I was udner the impression that all BR discs had that TDK developed ultra strong coating on them to protect the discs? Found this on Wikipedia to cure my curiosity :)

    Just be careful with those DVD's and PS2 games then!
     
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    I'm getting exactly the same as the OP - seem to be scuffs and dust marks left on the disks. This is on a new PS3.Worse still, games seems to stutter and then freeze until I eject the disk and wipe it - then it works again for a couple of minutes, and then back to freezing. Did the OP find a fix?
     

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