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dinosaur1 01-21-2012 08:49 PM

How to fix scratched xbox disc
 
I tried the toothpaste method, but I didn't work. There is a perfect circle in the middle of the cd which isn't allowing this game to work.

titanoman 01-21-2012 09:02 PM

Normally I would say wash it with your dishes: soap and water. That's how I clean all my discs before I play them.
But if toothpaste didn't help, nothing probably will.

dinosaur1 01-21-2012 09:05 PM

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Originally Posted by titanoman
Normally I would say wash it with your dishes: soap and water. That's how I clean all my discs before I play them.
But if toothpaste didn't help, nothing probably will.

Looks like I'll have to borrow a friends then and copy the files on the hard drive.

epson 01-21-2012 10:15 PM

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Originally Posted by dinosaur1 (Post 830593)
I tried the toothpaste method, but I didn't work. There is a perfect circle in the middle of the cd which isn't allowing this game to work.

did you do it like this? http://www.metacafe.com/watch/822040..._cd_scratches/

cibula11 01-23-2012 03:17 PM

circular marks are the ones you don't want.....disc cleaners might be effective...fairly low cost too

Jay 78 01-23-2012 08:48 PM

What game?

pyper 01-24-2012 03:37 PM

Bench grinder with a buffing wheel.

dinosaur1 01-24-2012 06:08 PM

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Originally Posted by Jay 78
What game?

Forza 4

DavesWS6 01-25-2012 02:58 PM

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Originally Posted by pyper (Post 833456)
Bench grinder with a buffing wheel.


I can attest to this working with many badly scratched CDs and DVDs, however I have not had success with Blu-Ray discs so some of the new video game discs might not work either. At worst you still have a game that doesn't play though.

Jay 78 01-25-2012 05:57 PM

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Originally Posted by DavesWS6 (Post 834580)
I can attest to this working with many badly scratched CDs and DVDs, however I have not had success with Blu-Ray discs so some of the new video game discs might not work either. At worst you still have a game that doesn't play though.

Xbox games are on regular DVD's anyway. PS3 games are on Blu-Ray.

I loved Forza 3, but totally forgot to get 4. Lots of good games came out around that time.

nateshirk 03-13-2012 01:22 AM

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Originally Posted by pyper (Post 833456)
Bench grinder with a buffing wheel.

I don't know about this idea. It can create enough heat to burn the plastic, can't it? At least thats what happened when I used a rotary tool with a buffing wheel on it.

LouR 04-13-2012 02:33 AM

Effective drink coasters :thumbup:

http://www.iamanangelchaser.com/file...d_coasters.jpg

Marty1Mc 04-14-2012 10:14 AM

There are disk repair kits out there you can try. I had some luck with the one I purchased. If the scratch is on the surface and not deep, it should work. They are available just about everywhere.


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