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    Xbox 360 Scratched Disks - Any 'Solutions' ?

    Hi

    I purchased GTA4 off someone on another forum (avforums). The game has a scratch on the label side and apparently can't be fixed from resurfacing as I found out when I took it to a shop.

    So now I'm basically in possession of a snazzy looking coaster. Are there any other ways I can get a working disc ?. Is renting one from Blockbusters and swapping it an option ?

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    Default Re: Scratched Disks - Any 'Solutions' ?

    I use brasso on my disks.
    brings em up like new.

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    Quote Originally Posted by I Black Belt View Post
    I use brasso on my disks.
    brings em up like new.
    Yep also used Brasso in the past.
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    Default Re: Scratched Disks - Any 'Solutions' ?

    I guess I can give it ago. Do you think its ok doing it on the label side too ? (thats where the damage is)

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    Quote Originally Posted by mug View Post
    I guess I can give it ago. Do you think its ok doing it on the label side too ? (thats where the damage is)
    Me no understand!
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    Default Re: Scratched Disks - Any 'Solutions' ?

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    Me no understand!
    The scratch is on the topside of the disc, the underside is fine. Its pretty deep so is most likely affecting any data that is parallel to it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mug View Post
    The scratch is on the topside of the disc, the underside is fine. Its pretty deep so is most likely affecting any data that is parallel to it.
    If its that deep then I doubt it!

    The toothpaste/ brasso method only smooths the scratchs to prevent the laser reflecting and being unable to read the data.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nibb View Post
    If its that deep then I doubt it!

    The toothpaste/ brasso method only smooths the scratchs to prevent the laser reflecting and being unable to read the data.
    Oh well, I've sent a 'get the violins out' style email to Take 2 Interactive. Its unlikely but they might hook me up with a new disk

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    Default Re: Scratched Disks - Any 'Solutions' ?

    As the top (reflective) surface is damaged then the laser will not reflect so the disc is fcuked
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    Quote Originally Posted by mug View Post
    Oh well, I've sent a 'get the violins out' style email to Take 2 Interactive. Its unlikely but they might hook me up with a new disk
    That's what I was going to suggest, I believe alot of companies will replace scratched discs for a small fee.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mug View Post
    Oh well, I've sent a 'get the violins out' style email to Take 2 Interactive. Its unlikely but they might hook me up with a new disk
    Did you buy it knowing this or did the fucker con you?!

    Only thing I've ever bought off AV forums is some Placebo singles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Omgporn View Post
    Did you buy it knowing this or did the fucker con you?!

    Only thing I've ever bought off AV forums is some Placebo singles.
    Nah I never knew, the w*nker really done a number on me. I paid by paypal but as a gift so I can't even make a dispute against him. He ain't been on the forum for about 2 weeks, so he's done a runner for the sake of £15.

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    Ah man, i think you can get it from Blockbusters for £12


    Either way, what a wanker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mug View Post
    Nah I never knew, the w*nker really done a number on me. I paid by paypal but as a gift so I can't even make a dispute against him. He ain't been on the forum for about 2 weeks, so he's done a runner for the sake of £15.
    You outed him on there?

    They have a type of itrader system on there as well...bad rep him.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nibb View Post
    You outed him on there?

    They have a type of itrader system on there as well...bad rep him.
    I've notified the mods and its been moved to disputes. That was about a week ago. I won't bad rep him yet in case he comes back. Never know he might have a legit reason for not being online.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mug View Post
    . Never know he might have a legit reason for not being online.
    Doesn't have one a legit reason for sending you a fucked disk though does he?!

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    . Never know he might have a legit reason for not being online.
    ive heard that before
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    Quote Originally Posted by Omgporn View Post
    Doesn't have one a legit reason for sending you a fucked disk though does he?!
    Yeps thats correct

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