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Old 01-05-2011, 07:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Removing disc scratches at home?

Hey guys, I recently bought a ps2 since they were on sale for 40 dollars on boxing week. I kept a couple of games I really liked for the 4 years that I didn't have a ps2 after the last one hopelessly broke down.

the games I have had suffered a lot of wear and tear after getting stuck in my brothers collection of cds and dvds and him leaving them out of there cases. One game; ATV 4 is pretty beaten up but works perfect as well as 3 used games I bought that could be in better shape also work perfect (other than atv 1 slowing down on memory card screens). The other game I kept; an nhl game likes to freeze after every single game I finished making it impossible to run franchise mode and continue on. I can't find a single place that does disc cleanings here for the life of me. There were several back in edmonton, but not here yet.

I've got nothing to lose here, I just want the game to work again or for me to find another used copy. Reason being that I ask this is that the scratches are all so minor you can't see them without light reflecting directly off them unlike my other games where there is plenty of visible scratches. There is thousands of tiny very thin scratches on the disc and I want to fix it.
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Re: Removing disc scratches at home?

Most retail stores sell disc scratch repair kits but if you go to a game store they usually have ones specifically for video games(not DVDs, CD or Bluray). I know they have ones people call grinders that take layers off the disc but if it's done too much or the scratch is too deep it will ruin the game. Be careful and be sure before you do it.
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Re: Removing disc scratches at home?

I haven't heard many excellent things about the scratch kits unfortunately.

I'll keep asking stores but isn't there something like rubbing alcohol that would help? I'm not sure what would work but if there is anything I can buffer the scratches out with at home that would be great, though its probably not realistic...
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Re: Removing disc scratches at home?

Polish it with toothpaste.
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Re: Removing disc scratches at home?

try toothpaste. not the gel kind either or it may screw your game up
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Re: Removing disc scratches at home?

Does that actually work? If so why specifically toothpaste? I know they sell repair kits that just fill holes but I doubt they use toothpaste for that. Also, if any of his games skip or freeze up because of scratches this probably won't fix it, he'd need something that takes off a layer(if the scratch isn't too deep).
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Re: Removing disc scratches at home?

yeah it works Dudebro. It fixed my Madden 07 game on PS2.
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Re: Removing disc scratches at home?

Toothpaste is gritty soap. It polishes things.

Use a pencil eraser or your finger and water and toothpaste.
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Re: Removing disc scratches at home?

I figured toothpaste would be too abrasive and cause more problems. Interesting.
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Re: Removing disc scratches at home?

@dudebro the irony is that those kits in stores are brutal for CD's. My buddy who worked at a used game store went through some and they would damage almost all the merch. Toothpaste can be bad if it's not entirely cleaned off.

On a related note, leaving cd's under a lamp is bad for them.
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Re: Removing disc scratches at home?

@fungusman- I know they aren't the best solution but I know from experience that they can salvage an otherwise unusable disc. Like I said above though, it can ruin the disc completely if it grinds too much off. I'd say it's a good last resort.
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Re: Removing disc scratches at home?

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he'd need something that takes off a layer(if the scratch isn't too deep).
There is thousands of very, very minor scratches on my disc like I said.

@Everyone else, I've actually been trying the toothpaste thing over the last few days and whatnot and I didn't think it was working since nothing has changed really. I think maybe the scratches receded to the thousands of very, very minor ones I see now but there is still the odd scratch or two that is minor or visible in any case. I think there is 2 scratches like this and they aren't very big at all.

the thing I'm wondering is if specific data is stored in specific spots of the disc and maybe the game finishing at the end of the 3rd period is the part blocked by one of these visible scratches. I don't know much about how discs work unfortunately but I'm still not having luck today. I tried toothpaste today again twice actually and I played the game, got through 1 franchise game then it froze at the end of the next. I tried the game again and right at the end of the third period it froze again.

I really don't get it since it's only this specific part of the game, i runs perfect other than here. As soon as the period ends it freezes, you hear the bell, the announcers say a thing or two more and it remains like that afterwards.
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I know but I was saying if that comes up at some point.

I have no idea how info is stored on a disc but I know I've had games lock up or be unplayable at certain points because of one specific scratch. It seems entirely possible that a scratch on a certain spot would cause a very specific problem that might not be immediately apparent. You might end up having to grind a layer off if nothing else works.
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Re: Removing disc scratches at home?

How exactly does one do this?
I can't imagine that randomly scraping what is essentially a plastic lens with an abrasive can help.
Are you following the 'straight lines radiating from center to outer edge' rule, or is there another method?

I notice that the machines don't follow that rule {which is actually for light cleaning, not removing scratches} so what's the real deal?
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Re: Removing disc scratches at home?

I don't really know but I assume it's because of the way it's made, something to do with being layered maybe?
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Re: Removing disc scratches at home?

It's kinda like a warped record will play, but a scratched one will skip. Your just smoothing out the scratch until it be comes a warp.
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Re: Removing disc scratches at home?

yeah it might be those bigger scratches, I know the ps2s are pretty good about reading through scratches so I'm sure the minor ones don't phase it. At least as long as the consoles running well unlike my last one that broke and read virtually no discs 4 years ago. As well as the one I bought a week ago that had a lot of noises being made and disc read errors for almost every game, I had to return it for this one which is running perfect but i'm still weary of the ps2s extended reliability for this.

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Re: Removing disc scratches at home?

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It seems entirely possible that a scratch on a certain spot would cause a very specific problem that might not be immediately apparent.
That's how it works. Specific spots for specific data, like the grooves in a record.
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the thing I'm wondering is if specific data is stored in specific spots of the disc and maybe the game finishing at the end of the 3rd period is the part blocked by one of these visible scratches. I don't know much about how discs work unfortunately but I'm still not having luck today. I tried toothpaste today again twice actually and I played the game, got through 1 franchise game then it froze at the end of the next. I tried the game again and right at the end of the third period it froze again.
Of course specific data is stored in specific spots on the disk, otherwise you'd end up with something that resembles Pac-Man's killscreen.
I don't mean to be rude about it.

Umm... to fix disks? Since a PS2 game is literally the same thing as a DVD, do what you'd do there. I recommend rubbing alcohol to clean them, use a dry microfiber towel {like a shamwow} to smooth out the scratch, it will take time, but eventually it will work.
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Old 01-06-2011, 09:41 PM   #20 (permalink)
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so, would you say odds are one of the thicker 2 scratches are blocking the spot the data's in or could one of the barely visible ones be doing that as well?
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If the issue is something major, I'd say the odds are on the thick scratches blocking the data that is not loading. It's more an issue of depth than width though. I'd deal with the larger scratches first, if possible.
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I've been trying and trying today to fix this, nothing makes it better really. I actually remember a lot of scratches being quite thick that are now gone but there are only a few now. I worked away purposely at one of the bad parts forever and it did absolutely nothing

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Again I'm not expert on this but, rubbing off scratches all day long might be counterproductive and ruining the game. You can only go so far before you wipe away something important.
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I don't believe I can actually wipe away disc without a machine that is meant to do that doing it for me.

Anyways, freakish thing happened. I'm still trying the game and I just successfully got through 2 games. It froze at the end of each game and at the first one I just sat there in disappointment then I heard the disc stop then boot up again. I figured it was just trying to read it but suddenly the announcers came back on and I saw the players walking to the bench and the 3 stars and what not like it should do.

I'm shocked, it freezes for like 30 seconds before continuing but when it freezes nothing but the crowd is still playing (the noise that is).
I did change something in settings I noticed which is the disc speed. You can set it to fast or normal. I set it to fast and I wonder if that has anything to do with it?
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Re: Removing disc scratches at home?

The data is located just under the lable, you arnt gonna polish to the point where you actually touch the stored information.

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And don't forget Cam, disks do have a lifespan witch varies from cd to cd and burn to burn, it could be that the cd is just too old.
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