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Get your old scratched game discs repaired for £1 at Asda instore.


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http://your.asda.com/2010/10/10/buy-and-trade-in-your-old-games-at-asda
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#1
That's a really good price, seen it much more expensive.

This done instore, or sent off to a central office?
#2
is it £1 for just 1 disc repair? was hoping for a few more discs lol.
2 Likes #3
Jumpingphil
Why not just look after your stuff in the first place?


+1

It's broken Britain to a tee.
Rather than looking after something.. just get someone to try and fix it afterwards.
3 Likes #4
Jumpingphil
Why not just look after your stuff in the first place?


Thats a bit harsh! Obviously you'll want to keep it in good condition but you sometimes can't prepare for unforseen circumstances! (Especially when kids are involved!) Heat!
3 Likes #5
Jumpingphil
ei8hty5ive
Jumpingphil
Why not just look after your stuff in the first place?


Thats a bit harsh! Obviously you'll want to keep it in good condition but you sometimes can't prepare for unforseen circumstances! (Especially when kids are involved!) Heat!


If the kid is too young to know what he/she is doing, then you keep things out of reach.
If they do know what they are doing, then you teach them that it is wrong to damage things.
It's called parenting.

Otherwise you end up with what appears to be happening more and more these days, with kids who have no respect for anything or anyone.


Wind yer neck in... you're on the wrong site.
4 Likes #6
some 360's had an inherant fault that scratched disks. this was no fault of the user. microsoft refused to accept responsibilty and left customers severly out of pocket. this would have been a useful service for my friend who spent nearly 50 quid on a game that lasted less than a day.
his only option was to mod the unit & play a backup obtained from elsewere.

it dosnt automaticaly follow that disrepect is the only cause of scratched disks. accidents happen and scratches are inevitable. even untouched disks deteriorate.
#7
Jumpingphil
ei8hty5ive
Jumpingphil
Why not just look after your stuff in the first place?


Thats a bit harsh! Obviously you'll want to keep it in good condition but you sometimes can't prepare for unforseen circumstances! (Especially when kids are involved!) Heat!


If the kid is too young to know what he/she is doing, then you keep things out of reach.
If they do know what they are doing, then you teach them that it is wrong to damage things.
It's called parenting.

Otherwise you end up with what appears to be happening more and more these days, with kids who have no respect for anything or anyone.


^ damn right well said Heat added
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Jumpingphil
cokeman123
Jumpingphil
ei8hty5ive
Jumpingphil
Why not just look after your stuff in the first place?


Thats a bit harsh! Obviously you'll want to keep it in good condition but you sometimes can't prepare for unforseen circumstances! (Especially when kids are involved!) Heat!


If the kid is too young to know what he/she is doing, then you keep things out of reach.
If they do know what they are doing, then you teach them that it is wrong to damage things.
It's called parenting.

Otherwise you end up with what appears to be happening more and more these days, with kids who have no respect for anything or anyone.


Wind yer neck in... you're on the wrong site.


So, what site should I be on then?


http://www.tell-everyone-how-to-bring-up-their-kids.com
#9
itsmeitis
some 360's had an inherant fault that scratched disks. this was no fault of the user. microsoft refused to accept responsibilty and left customers severly out of pocket. this would have been a useful service for my friend who spent nearly 50 quid on a game that lasted less than a day.
his only option was to mod the unit & play a backup obtained from elsewere.

Normally down to someone moving the console while in use. There's a nice warning sticker on the front of the console when new...
3 Likes #10
its extremely likely that any collection of hundreds of disks, from way back when or recent, will have accumulated a number of scratches. unless permanantly stored in a vaccum.

Why not just look AT your stuff in the first place. i suspect you will discover that most do have scratches of some description.
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Jumpingphil

Yes, very funny, I suppose you live in a community that is crime free and all your kids respect their teachers and the police and other people in authority and wouldn't dream of throwing stones ( or worse ) at ambulance men or firemen while they are trying to their job and save lives.

Must be so nice where you live. I'm jealous


Not at all, however, this site is called HOT UK DEALS, because it's about deals, not about how people should act... I don't come here to be told how the world is, neither do I like being told how kids should be brought up. The fact is everyone no matter how careful, can scratch a disk - therefore £1 to fix it seems a good deal.
#12
wow........... when did my kids start listening to tchaikovsky
#13
wel well well. i can see strait through that one.
14 Likes #14
http://www.themolehole.eclipse.co.uk/DSCF1354.jpg

So what are all those marks?

You've also spelled your name wrong in that photo lol. Nevermind, all people have accidents and make mistakes.

Edited By: bluespace77 on Mar 26, 2011 02:16
#15
is this your best example only there are the curious blips on roys name....and a few other ones here & there?

anyway this is actually a standard music compact disc and perhaps one of the reasons why you wont be seeking to have scratches revoved from your own game disks?
#16
Jumpingphil
cokeman123
Jumpingphil

Yes, very funny, I suppose you live in a community that is crime free and all your kids respect their teachers and the police and other people in authority and wouldn't dream of throwing stones ( or worse ) at ambulance men or firemen while they are trying to their job and save lives.

Must be so nice where you live. I'm jealous


Not at all, however, this site is called HOT UK DEALS, because it's about deals, not about how people should act... I don't come here to be told how the world is, neither do I like being told how kids should be brought up. The fact is everyone no matter how careful, can scratch a disk - therefore £1 to fix it seems a good deal.



I've seen too many of my kid's friend's CDs and DVDs that are scratched to pieces to know that these kids have no respect for property.
I'm sorry, but I can't see how you can get scratches on a disc accidentally that are so bad they would need this sort of service.
I seem to have hit a raw nerve with you.
I won't go on, but suffice to say, so far, I have no need for this service.
I'm sorry if you do.


Gotta ask then, if it's not for you - why click on the deal?... It's clearly marked as 'Game discs scratches removed for £1'... I can only surmise that you wanted to tell the world how good you are at keeping disks... well done, bravo.

It's not hard to 'see how you can get scratches on a disc accidentally', I'll start you with one... slate floors in a kitchen, walking through with a disk and drop it accidentally...

Only one raw nerve hit on this thread an it's yours...
#17
why you needing to wipe the cd with a cloth?
it would seem that you actually do need to clean your disks after all.
the chances of scratches has increased from highly likely to absolute definite.

Edited By: itsmeitis on Mar 26, 2011 02:35
3 Likes #18
Jumpingphil

Blimey, you must have a huge house, I'm jealous again.
My kitchen has one way in and one way out.
The way out leads to the garden.
So you keep your CDs in a room the other side of the kitchen to where your HiFi is? and you carry those CDs out of their cases and regularly drop them on the floor?
Perhaps you ought to think about moving either your CD collection or your HiFi.


1. Bypassed why click deal question.
2. It is a huge house - not that it's relevant to my example.
3. Title actually mentions games, rather than music CD's if we're being picky.
4. What has the layout of your house got to do with my example?
5. I'm not bothered about the how your kitchen is positioned in relation to your garden - I doubt anyone is.
6. Can you REALLY not think of other examples of how to scratch a disk, think hard, include pets if you like, or perhaps you lend it to someone... c'mon think hard.
7. My consoles are actually in a different room to my projector where we play them, yes.
8. I'll leave them where they are, but thanks for trying to sort out the feng-shui of my house.
9. I have been known to take a CD/Game out of it's case, before I reach the console I'm going to put it in... in fact, my games are in a wallet so theres no case at all.
10. Some people have more than one hi-fi, do they need 2 CD's each time so they've got one next to each hi-fi?
11. The deal is 69+ degrees... more people like the deal than dislike it.
12. I don't need to 'regularly drop them on the floor', just once will suffice.

You need to get out more.


Edited By: cokeman123 on Mar 26, 2011 02:51
1 Like #19
Roy is Roy Harper. a legend in his own right. i am suprised that you need ask who is roy, as you will notice Roy clearly written on the Compact Disk.

the Roy word is quite promanant and likely more so than most scratches, hense the reason you think your hundreds of discs are entirely free from any scratch of any description.

honestly, are you sure you saw hooligan kids throwing bricks at ambulances as i fear it was possibly a group of children running to buy ices from an ice-cream van.

Edited By: itsmeitis on Mar 26, 2011 02:55
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Jumpingphil

When I wipe the cd with a cloth, there are no marks showing.
Perhaps they were partial finger prints, but they are certainly not scratches and don't need a trip to the cleaners.
Yes I spelt my name wrong, it is late and I was rushing to post the photos. But I didn't scratch the paper I was writing on, did I?


What on earth has that got to do with anything? Asda aren't offering a service to have scratches removed from paper.

You're looking down on people who have scratched their optical media and judging them when your CD itself has some marks on. There are also marks on the top of the CD too, and damage to the top of the CD is 1000x worse than the bottom. Even if they are fingerprints, you aren't taking as good care of your CDs as you are suggesting. When you chose a CD to photograph, you would have picked your best CD to photograph to back up your post.

You can take the best care of your media and still have scratches. Slot loading drives may scratch them, Cleaning from edge to center with a lint free microfiber cloth can scratch them. I've also got quite a few CDs which have scratches from where the teeth holding the CD in the case have broken from repeated use.

"it is late and I was rushing", i'm sure people have scratched their optical discs under those exact same circumstances.


Edited By: bluespace77 on Mar 26, 2011 03:00
2 Likes #21
itsmeitis
honestly, are you sure you saw houligan kids throwing bricks at ambulances as i fear it was possibly a group of children running to buy ices from an ice-cream van.


Possibly the best comment I've seen on this site...

He wouldn't know about Roy, he's only got the disk out twice... He daren't take the CD out of the case... in fact, he daren't take the case out of the drawer, in fact he daren't unlock the drawer, just in case...
#22
Jumpingphil

OK, I clicked the deal to see what was being offered.
I tend to look at all the deals on here ( some of them titles only ) to see if there is something for me.
So their machine only works on game discs and won't do it for CDs or DVDs ( without the apostrophe if were are still being picky ) .
How does it know what disc it has in it?
So you actually take a CD out of its case or wallet before you are even in the same room as the equipment you intend to play it on.
Why would you do that?
It only opens you up to clumsy accidents, oh wait, you've already admitted to that.
I very much doubt that if I were to drop my CD on the floor now, it would need to go to the cleaning doctor.
And yes, the deal may be 69+ degrees, but that doesn't mean more people like it than don't, it just means that more people have bothered to vote it hot than those who think it is cold and haven't voted.


What more did you expect to find out inside the post?... free washing machine with every disk fixed?... the title said it all - you came here to whine.
The relevance of the CD/Game is that games are 4x/5x more expensive, I wouldn't worry about a £3 CD like yours compared to a £40+ game... although your cd is in pristine condition of course.
I actually do take it out before I get to the room, and so does my son - who by the way has never thrown stones at anything - but has been known to scratch disks - I shall flog him within an inch of his life, when he gets up.
I've admitted nothing regarding being clumsy - it was an purely an example - my kitchen floor doesn't have slate tiles, for example... however, yes, I could very easily scratch a disk, I shall flog myself within an inch of my life also.
You drop a disk on a rough floor and don't pick it straight up, it could easily be scratched - but i'd rather not go further into how easy/difficult it is to scratch a disk... as you're still refusing to acknowledge it's possible for a careful person to scratch a disk.
It's likely more people like this deal.

I take it back... you don't need to get out more - you need to stay in more, best you're not left wandering the streets.
8 Likes #23
You sad little man.
1 Like #24
the machine is ignorant. the machine is not alone in this respect.
however the machine does not differenciate or give outrageous opinions or appoint blame.
1 Like #25
Jumpingphil

What planet are you from?
How on earth does a mark on the top of a CD become a 1000 times worse than a mark on the "PLAYING" side?
Do you actually know how a CD/DVD works, 'cos it surely doesn't seem like you do?

By the way, my CD collection is stored in Tesco carrier bags at the moment 'cos I haven't unpacked them since I moved house.
The CD I chose was the one that was on the top of one of those bags.
Do you want me to pick another, 'cos it will be in exactly the same condition.
Perhaps what you think you are seeing is dust on there as they haven't been properly housed yet.


What planet are you from?: Read this:

http://www.diskfixers.co.nz/diskdamage.html

"This is the worst place for a scratch on a CD due to the data and reflective foil layers being located in the top 1% of the CD, very close to the surface and most susceptible to permanent damage."

Seems to me like you don't know how a cd works... which planet are YOU from?... it's counter-intuitive, but you should put CD's label side up, if you must put them on a desk.

Nobody cares how your collection is stored, we're really not interested that it's a Tesco carrier bag.... SCAN (not photograph) all your collection in high resolution - we'll find many, many scratches... regardless, it's all irrelevant, people can scratch disks, even if they are the most careful person.
#26
LOL phil, you really are living up to your name, take a chill pill man.

I'm a collector and I do take great care of all my new bought games/blurays/dvds (don't really buy cds), so you're seriously barking up the wrong tree if your first post in this thread is a reply to my post (talk about making unnecessary presumptuous judgement on people that you don't even know), but sometimes when I missed out on buying a title new and it's gone out of print, older games especially, then have to buy it 2nd hand (I do try to looks for mint as new ones though), but sometimes they do have varying degrees of scratches/marks/fingerprints, personally never tried one of the repair machines before, so little tempted to give it a try, but £1 a disc don't know if it's good value, hence why I asked.
1 Like #27
Jumpingphil

Haven't read your link 'cos I do know how it works.
How many CDs/DVDs have you seen where the top surface is scratched?

If you really want me to scan some of my discs, I will, but not tonight.
None of my discs have any marks on them that will stop them from being played. ( And that includes game discs. )
So scanning them won't help you.
You may or may not see some hairline marks on them, but I doubt it.
Certainly nothing to warrant using a cleaner.


You don't know how it works at all, or you wouldn't have asked which planet bluespace77 is from... you said:
"How on earth does a mark on the top of a CD become a 1000 times worse than a mark on the "PLAYING" side?"
I'm not saying it happens much, I was purely point out how very, very, very wrong you were assuming a scratched label isn't worse... bluespace77 is spot on.

Don't scan anything - I certainly won't be looking at any scans.
1 Like #28
Jumpingphil
itsmeitis
Roy is Roy Harper. a legend in his own right. i am suprised that you need ask who is roy, as you will notice Roy clearly written on the Compact Disk.

the Roy word is quite promanant and likely more so than most scratches, hense the reason you think your hundreds of discs are entirely free from any scratch of any description.

honestly, are you sure you saw hooligan kids throwing bricks at ambulances as i fear it was possibly a group of children running to buy ices from an ice-cream van.

I know who Roy Harper is, I just can't see these "blips" on Roy's name.
I think you need to look at the news from time to time to see what kids find fun when they ambush ambulances and fire engines and police cars.

I can only assume you live in a three house village where everyone is married to everyone else's cousin and all is hunky dory.

i tend not to rely on the news to catagorise people of any age creed or color.
i' am sure that the news would apply to you in many respects if we all carried similar narrow mindedness.
perhaps you have your own experience of inter family relashionships but that is no reason to accuse me. if it worked for you then fine but i tend not to encourage this as the results can be seen by the affect this has had on you.
anyway you are actually just a serial whiner with a very small and limited mind, cd collection, and other parts. hence your intolerance. your mother must have been very proud.
#29
Jumpingphil

I'm just struggling with people who thought it was wrong to look after stuff they have bought.


Everyone agrees with this... they don't agree with the fact that you believe careful people can't scratch disks... I suspect most people aren't interested in you going off-topic at every opportunity, either.
1 Like #30
lets look at the paralells.
led zeplin fan so automatically a hardened drug user. partner enjoys free love of the rest of the commune. occasional glue sniff and other solvent abuse, frequent head banger. according the the facts as presented on the news, this is a clear menace to society.

as i said i dont agree with the news and have established first hand that this is not the sharpest tool but still a able to ****.
1 Like #31
Jumpingphil
I'm giving up, do you realise how deep a scratch has to be on the top surface to affect the playabilty of a disc? It has to be a Hell of a lot more serious than scratches on the playing side.


You should give up - you have no idea at all... read the article... tell you what, I'll put the main points here...

Bottom Side Damage

Scratches affecting the bottom of the disc are important as they interrupt or distort the laser’s ability to accurately read the data. Optical clarity is important for overall quality of sound and picture. Complex error correction procedures are programmed into new DVD and CD players to compensate for minor scratches, but depending on the individual player and the depth of scratch the disc may still play, but not as intended. This is the most common type of scratch and is repairable 99% of the time as this is the thickest part of disc and can take the most misuse and abuse.

Top Side Damage to CD's

This is the worst place for a scratch on a CD due to the data and reflective foil layers being located in the top 1% of the CD, very close to the surface and most susceptible to permanent damage. However there may be light scratches on the top of some discs and these may not affect play at all, as in the case of DVD’s due to their different construction. A quick way check if a CD is affected by foil damage is to hold the disc up to a fluorescent light and if you can see light shining through it then the data at that position on the disc has been permanently removed and cannot be repaired.

If you can't be bothered to read the above, this will sum it up nicely: "This is the worst place for a scratch on a CD due to the data and reflective foil layers being located in the top 1% of the CD".

You should really apologise to bluespace77.
#32
Jumpingphil
Nice spelling, I know it's late so I'll forgive as I do it too.
Where in the news lately has there been reference to Led Zep and head bangers?
I know which generation I would prefer to be brought up in.
No respect today.


argh... the spelling police strike again.

Since when was: "I can only assume you live in a three house village where everyone is married to everyone else's cousin and all is hunky dory." respectful?
#33
Jumpingphil
I don't need to apologise to anyone.


Your type never do...
1 Like #34
lately dosn't hold much water. the other news story would suggest that an overwhelming propotion of the zeplin fans are now deceased. you would appear to remain in the first catagory.
respect is present today but it has altered with the times. for example i wouldnt dream of allowing my children to tar every person with a brush just because trevor mcdonald said an unrelated person of similar origin had commited a crime.
respect evolved although there are places left in society for you it just happens to be in organisations that are limited in their membership. you can have days out on marches and alsorts.
#35
We all can see what type you are...
There's no need to 'spell' it out.
#36
Perhaps you need it in more simple terms? as it seems a little complicated for you.

Imagine taking a canvas painting and place a plane of acrylic in front of it. Behind that canvas you place a sheet of paper as 'protection'. Then take a sharp knife and run it down the front the acrylic, it will scratch the acrylic but the canvas will be undamaged. That scratch can be filled in with various compounds so it isn't visible, a light scratch can also be buffed out. Run the knife down the back and the canvas itself will be damaged. That's a CD.

A DVD on the other hand the canvas is sandwiched inbetween 2 thinner sheets of acrylic which should provide more than enough protection.

You don't even have to scratch a CD to destroy it, nail varnish remover etc will remove the foil layer.

You claim to know an aweful lot about scratches on optical media, yet you also claim to have none on your optical media.

Troll much?








Edited By: bluespace77 on Mar 26, 2011 05:01: .
#37
Jumpingphil
cokeman123
Jumpingphil
Nice spelling, I know it's late so I'll forgive as I do it too.
Where in the news lately has there been reference to Led Zep and head bangers?
I know which generation I would prefer to be brought up in.
No respect today.

argh... the spelling police strike again.

Since when was: "I can only assume you live in a three house village where everyone is married to everyone else's cousin and all is hunky dory." respectful?

I didn't start it.
Look at posts 23 and 31. I mistake houligans for kids wanting to buy an ice-cream?, get real.

Oh, and what type am I?

And respect is not present today.
Go outside and look at the world.

Please tell me where this news story is that states that an overwhelming propotion of the Zeppelin fans are now dead

Oh, and there you go again, "trevor mcdonald" would normally have capital letters in the name, or is that how we/you teach kids these days.

respect is very much present today in todays real world, but if slagging off your mates kids on internet forums is the way you chose to interpret respect, then i understand why you cant relate to that taught to the inteligent among society. but hey, at least you appreciate that the fault is that of your mother and her parenting skills.
perhaps john craven wasnt the best teacher.
i expect you find disrepect in response to your own contempt for those you believe yourself to be better than. such is respect nowadays.

Edited By: itsmeitis on Mar 26, 2011 05:07
#38
I added stuff while you were replying but the sentiment remains. you realy arnt qualified to preach respect and you are certainly not doing any justice to your own parenting.
Wipe the redundent area of the cds that need no wiping and relax and assess the world through you telly if you cant rely on your own experience. And for heavens sake, stay away from taxis. dont have nightmares and do sleep well.

Edited By: itsmeitis on Mar 26, 2011 05:57: respectful capitals
#39
ok Jumpingphl. we know they wernt actualy your children but hey no scratches equals no itch.
nite.
2 Likes #40
Will definitely be using this service as my wife must not have been brought up properly. Our car is where all our CDs go to die - you wouldn't believe how scratched they get. She also doesn't bother with capitals in the right places incidentally! I backup most of my media but quite frankly it's a blessing when her CDs get too scratched to play! Will be testing the service on my Goodfellas soundtrack I foolishly didn't back up...

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