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Scratched XBox disk

Discussion in 'Xbox Forums' started by Techno, Dec 22, 2004.

  1. Techno

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    My little boy has just phoned me to say that *his* Crimson Skies won't play. Error message says disk is scratched.

    I'm surprised any of my disks and DVDs play they way the kids leave them out etc.

    Anyway, the conversation goes something like, "will you buy a new one on the way home from work"...... Tut, kids these days:laugh:

    Anyway, I've done a search suggesting that anything from T-Cut to Freezing to Submerging the disk in boiling water might work. I just wondered if anybody had any success specifically with an XBox game.

    Cheers
     
  2. H4r7y

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    maybe just take it to a shop that could repair it, they just take off a few layers of the disc. worked for me a few times and costs a few quid each disc.
     
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    I've had this problem a number of times and find the following may help unless the disc is completely knackered.

    Take a bowl of tepid to warm tap water and mix a small amount of washing up liquid to make significant bubbles but not too much.

    Using your hands immerse the disc and give a good rubbing on both sides.
    Try to rub across the disc rather than round in circles.

    Dry off with soft cloth and kitchen paper THOROUGHLY before trying back in the machine.

    I have hired loads of games from Blockbuster and most of them are in a right old state with scratches galore. I wonder how they ever play and get the error messages. Most of the time its just that the laser can't read through the grease that has built up from numerous fingers touching the surface.

    TBH the scratches wouold have to be pretty severe for a dvd not to play in the x box.

    Give it a go anyway.

    I also use "releese " from Russ Andrews which is brilliant for really cleaning the surface.

    Cheers :thumbsup:
     
  4. Techno

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    H4r7y, I'll give that a go if all eles fails, thought somesort of kit would be useful for future fixes too - thanks.

    Red, your solution sounds very interesting, I'll get my washing up gloves on tonight and give it a go, suppose it could be chocloate fingers etc that's causing the problem but he did say there was a big scratch on it, he's probably been playing air-football on the laminate flooring again:laugh: Thanks for the suggestion mate.
     
  5. Sinzer

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    I would give him the washing up gloves and make him give it a go :p If he wants to play it, then he should look after it :p
     
  6. Techno

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    Good point, that'll teach him:lesson: Might get him to do it after he's swept the chimney;)
     
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    Crimson Skies too...it's a tragedy!!!
     
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    TRU have a service where they send off the disc and they remove a few layers. Its around £3.00 and they dont charge if they dont fix it as good as new.

    They have a 95% success rate apparently. The only ones they cant fix are chipped ones.
     
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    Sheesh Kids, they have no respect for property these days! ;)

    You can buy these disc doctor things that mechanically get rid of shallow scratches and here's a list of companies that repair discs themselves :
     
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    If that fails, try a bit of brasso metal polish, put a bitn on a clean duster and rub it into the disk.
     
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    Tooth paste. Put it on and leave it for a few mins. Does wonders, so i'm told.
     
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    t-cut and thinners worked for my mate a treat, loads everytime now.
     
  13. Techno

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    I've been away for a few days so not seen all these replies, thanks guys.

    Tried Redmax's suggestion and it worked:clap: It is scratched but I guess it was the chocy fingers that causes the problems.

    Thanks everybody:thumbsup:
     

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