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Game - damaged game disc Repair Service - £3 instore

My son damaged an x box game on first play and saved hard to replace the game. He went into game and found out that he could get it repaired for £3.00.
15minutes later he had his game back and is now back in his room with £37 in his pocket.

61 Comments

Not a deal, more of a tip, but I love it that you cared enough to share it with us! Good tip it is too.

£2 at Blockbuster stores, voted cold.

Yeah more of a tip, I believe most Gamestation stores offer the same scratch repair service too. Also their are plenty of commercial scratch repair kits you can buy for use in your own home.

Most important tips are to not leave disks lying around outside the cases and never move an Xbox 360 whilst reading disks.

Well I, for one, didn't know there was such a service anywhere.

Won't vote hot though incase it is cheaper at Blockbuster, thanks for sharing OP :thumbsup:

heat for posting

Mrs.Z;4640034

Won't vote hot though incase it is cheaper at Blockbuster


It definitely is cheaper, I run one!

Banned

run one big deal,dont take much brains to dish out dvd & games get a life peepee

thisdesertlife;4640122

run one big deal,dont take much brains to dish out dvd & games get a life … run one big deal,dont take much brains to dish out dvd & games get a life peepee



That's a little harsh when someone's offering advice. :?

thisdesertlife;4640122

run one big deal,dont take much brains to dish out dvd & games get a life … run one big deal,dont take much brains to dish out dvd & games get a life peepee



If thats the sort of attitude from a newbie, I guess you would be far better suited on a more immature forum than this one...talk about harsh.

thisdesertlife;4640122

run one big deal,dont take much brains to dish out dvd & games get a life … run one big deal,dont take much brains to dish out dvd & games get a life peepee


Not a very nice comment

.... and suspended. :thumbsup:

Anyway, good tip. Thanks guys/girls. :oops:


It has to be said, I'm so carefull with my cd's, dvd's and games. When I see my friends kids handling them , I cringe.

thisdesertlife;4640122

run one big deal,dont take much brains to dish out dvd & games get a life … run one big deal,dont take much brains to dish out dvd & games get a life peepee


Why judge people? He is only trying to help! :x

Banned

HOT tip dude :thumbsup:

Cold.
Clean it with some toothpaste. That's free.

Very good deal saved over £30!!!! hot

thisdesertlife;4640122

run one big deal,dont take much brains to dish out dvd & games get a life … run one big deal,dont take much brains to dish out dvd & games get a life peepee



ooooooooooo did one not get sugar in his coffee this morning. Nasty :x

thisdesertlife;4640122

run one big deal,dont take much brains to dish out dvd & games get a life … run one big deal,dont take much brains to dish out dvd & games get a life peepee



Suspended, quite right too!

gratts;4640325

Cold.Clean it with some toothpaste. That's free.



and don't forget to floss the centre hole!!!

cold. 1.99 at gamestation

Good deal but if you invest bit of time yourself and a bland DVD/CD then you can make a copy your self legally and save the money and effort. Do a bit of research on the internet and the software you need is available free with tips.

gratts;4640325

Cold.Clean it with some toothpaste. That's free.



I think that only works with certain depths of scratches. You also might end up doing more damage than good :-)

I used one of those home kits on a 360 game and it worked really well.

The two games which have been attacked my 360 drives I don't think any service would fix them :? (two friends managed to do them both in the space of about an hour..)

Thanks for that. Any idea anyone if they all do WII games too??? XX

woodstock;4640398

and don't forget to floss the centre hole!!!



Sarcyness asside, toothpaste is great for getting scratched discs clean.

Voted cold as its cheaper in blockbusters, has been around since the dawn of time and in the majority of cases be accomplished with toothpaste and minimal effort.

rooban;4640407

Good deal but if you invest bit of time yourself and a bland DVD/CD then … Good deal but if you invest bit of time yourself and a bland DVD/CD then you can make a copy your self legally and save the money and effort. Do a bit of research on the internet and the software you need is available free with tips.



Hardly saving money and effort making your own copies as you risk having your console banned.

My Xbox got knocked over when I was playing a game and the disk is scratched very deeply. Do you think this will still work? Or is it only for minor scratches

Jetpac;4640436

Sarcyness asside, toothpaste is great for getting scratched discs … Sarcyness asside, toothpaste is great for getting scratched discs clean.Voted cold as its cheaper in blockbusters, has been around since the dawn of time and in the majority of cases be accomplished with toothpaste and minimal effort.



Plus your games will be minty fresh!

thisdesertlife;4640122

run one big deal,dont take much brains to dish out dvd & games get a life … run one big deal,dont take much brains to dish out dvd & games get a life peepee



Well considering that you got two of the six letters from from their member name wrong, I would say that even running a retail store is above you.

Also

37 pound left in his pocket, seriously dude, introduce your grandchild to this forum. Nobody should be paying 40 quid for a game nowadays.

Moved to correct forum

i vote hot because vi don't have a blockbuster. and my hub has just damaged his disc. so thank you x

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TheFirstDon;4640445

My Xbox got knocked over when I was playing a game and the disk is … My Xbox got knocked over when I was playing a game and the disk is scratched very deeply. Do you think this will still work? Or is it only for minor scratches



I very much doubt it, this works by removing the top layer of the disk. If yours look anything like mine nothing will get it out :-(

was looking at the poster today but it said it was £1.99. May have been gamestation

Thanks op great find

It is

1 Disc-£2.99

Or

3 discs-£5

This would make it the cheapest around i believe.

xxx

Well toothpaste has never failed for me on any disc!
Just put a bit on, rub it over with some kitchen roll and wash it under some warm water.
But it you want to spend money!

Is there any guarantee with this service? I.e. Do they test the games out or offer a refund if it doesn't work?

They all have disc cleaner scratch repairers in there stores and if you buy any second hand games from there stores look for circular marks on the bottom as this is left by the machine and this machine can only repair very minor scratches. Its not good value in fact its robbery as there are methods that you can use at home for repairing minor defects to your discs like buffing with toothpaste before you go and spend your money down these stores google moving scratches from discs and try it yourself what do you have to loose.

OFI;4640675

I very much doubt it, this works by removing the top layer of the disk. … I very much doubt it, this works by removing the top layer of the disk. If yours look anything like mine nothing will get it out :-(



The writing layer is covered by plastic its on the top not the bottom when you scratch a disc you scratch the plastic so you can buff out some scratches but it depends on depth its like T-cutting your car.

how a cd is made...

A compact disc is constructed of 5 separate layers…

1. First a thick, soft, clear plastic layer. This layer comprises the majority of the CD's thickness and weight. It serves two purposes. First, it protects the data layer from damage on the play side and Secondly it acts as a lens to focus the CD player's laser onto the data layer so it can more easily read the data (much the way lenses in spectacles help eyes focus on the words on a page).

2. Next the data layer is where the music and any other information are stored. It's the layer that the CD player "reads" in order to create the music, graphics, etc. The data layer is molded or pressed into the top of the clear plastic layer. The data in the data layer is arranged in tracks that spiral like the grooves on a vinyl record (except CDs are read from the "inside out", the opposite of vinyl records).

3. Now a reflective, metallic layer is located on top of the data layer. It allows the disc to function like a mirror, reflecting the CD player's laser back to the detector in the CD player after it reads the data layer It's this layer that gives the CD's play side a shiny appearance.

4. A thin, hard protective layer is an ultra-thin plastic coating that is added to provide some protection for the reflective and data layers, while also forming a surface upon which the label information can be printed.

5. Finally the label layer is printed on top of the protective layer. It contains the title, graphics, band and other information to identify the contents of the disc. (label side)

gratts;4640325

Clean it with some toothpaste. That's free.


No it's not. Unless you have a 'free toothpaste' deal you want to share?

No it's not. Unless you have a 'free toothpaste' deal you want to share?



Yeah. Pop into your bathroom. Look for a tube shaped tube that resembles something close to a tube.
Pop some onto a CD.
What's happened to your bank balance? Oh, thats right. It's stayed the same.

Just curious - how on earth does anyone discover that toothpaste removes scratches from CDs !

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