Has anyone actually ever repaired a game disc without resurfacing?

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pacman000
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Re: Has anyone actually ever repaired a game disc without resurfacing?

Postby pacman000 » June 5th, 2019, 10:59 pm

I've gotten a DVD to work with eyeglasses cleaner & an eyeglass cloth. Never tried it on a game disk before tho. I jab a couple of disks which won't work; I'll have to try it on them.

CharlieR
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Re: Has anyone actually ever repaired a game disc without resurfacing?

Postby CharlieR » June 21st, 2019, 4:27 pm

All my other games work fine on my xbox, so it's not that.

Boiling the disc didn't work. Has anyone ever tried brasso? it's a metal polish. Seems like it would be abrasive and do more harm than good, but I have seen people say it works and that they have had success with it.

Alucard1191
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Re: Has anyone actually ever repaired a game disc without resurfacing?

Postby Alucard1191 » June 22nd, 2019, 12:13 pm

I use brasso on the connector pins on NES and SNES games, it works great for those, (though messy.) It does have a grittiness to it though, so I'm not sure how it would work on CDs.

CharlieR
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Re: Has anyone actually ever repaired a game disc without resurfacing?

Postby CharlieR » June 24th, 2019, 8:49 am

I decided all that work just to see if I could fix it wasn't worth it. Good thing it was a cheap game (49 cents, bought on a gift card.)

There must be a huge epidemic of people not taking care of their games. I always see people laying there discs on top of each other, when they should be in cases.

pacman000
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Re: Has anyone actually ever repaired a game disc without resurfacing?

Postby pacman000 » June 24th, 2019, 9:34 am

Tried eyeglass cleaner on my scratched game disks; didn't work. Maybe it would've if they'd been dirty, not scratched.

Alucard1191
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Re: Has anyone actually ever repaired a game disc without resurfacing?

Postby Alucard1191 » July 6th, 2019, 12:34 am

I tried a disk doctor repair thing. It wasn't the hand crank kind, it was a plug in and it looked really nice and high end. Did it work? Absolutely not. The disk I put in it looks worse than before.


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