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

Posted: June 5th, 2019, 10:59 pm
by pacman000
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.

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

Posted: June 21st, 2019, 4:27 pm
by CharlieR
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.

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

Posted: June 22nd, 2019, 12:13 pm
by Alucard1191
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.

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

Posted: June 24th, 2019, 8:49 am
by CharlieR
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.

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

Posted: June 24th, 2019, 9:34 am
by pacman000
Tried eyeglass cleaner on my scratched game disks; didn't work. Maybe it would've if they'd been dirty, not scratched.

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

Posted: July 6th, 2019, 12:34 am
by Alucard1191
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.