Scratched discs

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  1. MELONzZ iG0D

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    Whats the best way to fix a scratched disc??? :(
     
  2. J4CK DANIELS

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    Take it to Blockbuster and they'll clean it for you! you can buy stuff that takes a very fine layer of the plastic off. you could also try T-Cut if you're feeling risky!!... i heard that putting them in the freezer did something too...
     
  3. MELONzZ iG0D

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    Thanks alot but do you think there is way with household items. I tried this method with toothpaste but it didnt work, i also but it in a sonic cleaner but made no difference.:(
     
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    take them to gamestation, £1.99 and they skim it and clean/polish it, in their machine.
    nothing you have in the house will do any good, other than to scratch it, or make things worse.
     
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    I had the same problem with my COD- WAW. Clean it the best you can and then Install to your hard drive. might take a few attempts. If not you have to borrow or rent the came and install, then just use your original disk.
     
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    house-hold items is a big no-no lol my mate took a brillo-pad to his cod:4 disc , needless to say it never worked again :rotfl:
     
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    Take it to Gamestation. I took my horrendously scratched FIFA 09 disc in there (refused to load/install to HD) and when I got it home it worked a charm. I was pleasantly surprised - was already sourcing a replacement elsewhere! :thumbsup:
     
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    Gamestation. I took mine there, first time it still didnt work took it back to them and they did it 3 more times for me free of charge. Worked perfectly :)

    This is why you install games to your harddrive straight away :)
     
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    Brasso (applied sparingly and gently with a lint-free cloth, then polished off and washed with boiling water) has resurrected both GOW and FM2 for me.
     
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    I fixed a badly scratched Tekken 4 disc by polishing it with toothpaste on a soft wool sock. It takes a while but it worked a treat and the disk was minty fresh afterwards. :smashin:
     
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    As per above I've had success with toothpaste and Brasso before. I've also used brasso to clean scratches off a mobile phone and IPOD. You need to use the right amount though or it can all go horribly wrong. Toothpaste will take a bit longer.
     
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    I've used the toothpaste method on audio cd's without problem. They went a bit cloudy but play fine :)
     
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    T-Cut with a minty clean yellow duster. Then a bit of Mr Sheen for that mirror finish. :thumbsup:
    You have to work at the deeper scratches a few times. Usually takes me 10 mins to do a really bad one.
    Im a painter/polisher btw
    Works for me.
    :thumbsup:
     
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    So was your sock too I would guess :D
     
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    Glass cleaner and a very soft cloth also works well.
     
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    I had a game that wouldn't load - tried all the household stuff myself (toothpaste, t-cut, turtlewax) but still didn't work. Took it to Game as I don't have a Gamestation near me and got it fixed for £2.93, works a treat now.
     
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    Same for me too, brasso is the best imho
    Just use a SMALL amount and a blob of cotton wool, really does work :smashin: Had two games not reading, both are near perfect now.
     
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    I bought one of these from Amazon a couple of weeks ago to sort a scratched game disk. It took 4 passes, but now works.
     

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