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Nazgul2000
12-20-2007, 08:36 AM
Yes i know im ******ed but i've only had an xbox for 3 days so i was not aware that when you tilt it from the horizontal to vertical position it would scratch my disc. Well so i've got a circular scratch on it. Its not extremely serious but once in a while it tells me it can't read it. And this rly sucks when i just finished something important and was saving it. Pls someone help me how to fix it pls... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/sadeyes.gif

cooldude6681
12-20-2007, 08:49 AM
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The owner's manual tells you not to change the console's orientation while A) the console is on, and B) while there is a disc in the tray.
I will never understand people who do that.

Anyways, take it to some place like Game Crazy and ask them to resurface it. I think it's $1 per disc.

Paladin_1962
12-20-2007, 10:11 AM
Alternately, you could:

- soak the disc in olive oil, dry it with an iron, sprinkle paprika on it, bake in a 300 degree oven for 2 hours, and see if that helps.

Nazgul2000
12-20-2007, 10:23 AM
yea no insult intended but im not laughing

ThePheonix1030
12-20-2007, 10:23 AM
Originally posted by Paladin_1962:
Alternately, you could:

- soak the disc in olive oil, dry it with an iron, sprinkle paprika on it, bake in a 300 degree oven for 2 hours, and see if that helps.
ROFLMAO http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif

Paladin_1962
12-20-2007, 11:18 AM
Originally posted by Nazgul2000:
yea no insult intended but im not laughing

You should be laughing, 'cause it was funny, if I do say so myself. :-)

In either event, you really only have a few options...

Try the initial suggestion from 'cooldude6681', or search on the Internet for ways of cleaning scratched CDs/DVDs, or go out and buy a new game disk.

Either way - lesson learned, yes? Don't move a machine that has a disk in it...as per instruction manuals, and common sense. :-)

Nazgul2000
12-20-2007, 06:02 PM
wel yea lesson learned...gamecrazy said they could fix it for 2 dollars...i hope they're not lying to me...lol

dirtybird21
12-20-2007, 06:04 PM
Originally posted by Nazgul2000:
Yes i know im ******ed

lol... Is that all?

spazzoo1025
12-20-2007, 06:19 PM
Originally posted by Paladin_1962:
Alternately, you could:

- soak the disc in olive oil, dry it with an iron, sprinkle paprika on it, bake in a 300 degree oven for 2 hours, and see if that helps.


ahh H2x0r5 y it no workk? ONOEZ mah games brokeded!

Nazgul2000
12-20-2007, 06:30 PM
oh im so happy yall are having a blast over my misfortune....wait no im not http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

Edit: I saw a website on the internet saying that toothpaste can clean scratches on discs. Is this true or not??

BTOG46
12-20-2007, 06:53 PM
It's a mild abrasive, but polishing scratches out takes care or you can make it worse.
You can buy disc restoring kits from computer stores, they are best if you have no experience at it.

Nazgul2000
12-20-2007, 07:28 PM
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yea im just gonna take it to a gamecrazy store. they said they can fix it and i hope they can, but the nearest store is like 10 miles away.

Paladin_1962
12-20-2007, 07:28 PM
Originally posted by Nazgul2000:
oh im so happy yall are having a blast over my misfortune....wait no im not http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

Edit: I saw a website on the internet saying that toothpaste can clean scratches on discs. Is this true or not??

What would it matter if someone told you it was true, or not? If someone said it's true, and you thoroughly buggered it up - who would you blame- the Internet, or the person who told you it was true!?

Just do something about it already, or don't do anything. Whatever.

spazzoo1025
12-20-2007, 07:30 PM
Originally posted by Nazgul2000:
oh im so happy yall are having a blast over my misfortune....wait no im not http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

Edit: I saw a website on the internet saying that toothpaste can clean scratches on discs. Is this true or not??

that works on scratches like on watches n stuff

it wont help if the actual data on the game disc is messed up though

colt122
12-21-2007, 04:08 AM
just shove the disk in the microwave for 10 minutes and buy another one

Faylinks
12-21-2007, 04:19 AM
Originally posted by colt122:
just shove the disk in the microwave for 10 minutes and buy another one
How far did you reach up your *** to make up that statistic?

colt122
12-21-2007, 04:25 AM
fairly deep

Mulle_DK13
12-21-2007, 04:54 AM
Just ask Ubisoft for a new disc, rofl...

Worked for me when my Splinter Cell 3 (PC) disk broke, rofl -.-

When do publishers learn to use jewel cases that does not break the disks?

Nazgul2000
12-21-2007, 09:14 AM
how do i ask for a new disc??

AirRon_2K7
12-21-2007, 09:27 AM
Originally posted by Faylinks:
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by colt122:
just shove the disk in the microwave for 10 minutes and buy another one
How far did you reach up your *** to make up that statistic? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

It isn't a statistic, it's an instruction.

Golly Gosh. Even if you could class it as a statistic, you're still left looking stupid. Changing the amount of time you cook your disc isn't going to help anyone. Join me in thinking that we pulled the actual instruction out of his ***.

AirRon: Taking Simple Things Too Seriously. [TSTTS]


Alternately, you could:

- soak the disc in olive oil, dry it with an iron, sprinkle paprika on it, bake in a 300 degree oven for 2 hours, and see if that helps.

That won't work. For one, it's rather hazardous to try heating olive oil unless doing so in a nonflammable location. For another, I seriously doubt the disc-fixing-attributes that scientists proclaim belong to Paprika. And I'd be wary before heating anything, let alone a disc, at 300 degrees in an oven - well, 300 degrees celsius anyway.

AirRon: Demolishing decent humour all holiday.

Merry Christmas. =]

NotLordAtkin
12-21-2007, 10:12 AM
try cleaning the disc with some alcohol.

The surface with data is situated in the middle of the DVD betwen two plastic layers. when the disc is scratched, the laser reading it changes the direction, so it reads a different part of the data layer.
if you carefully clean the disc with a kerchief and a little alcohol (nope, wine does not help), the sligt part of upper plastic layer melts and the scratch disappears.

it really helps.
if it doesn't, or the scratch is too serious, there is a device that grinds the upper part of the disc, but it is pretty expensive.

Mulle_DK13
12-21-2007, 11:49 AM
Rub it with a banana! (seriously)

Nazgul2000
12-21-2007, 12:02 PM
the alcohol didnt help i think it didn't melt the little layer

Edit: And im not rubbing it with a bannana

NotLordAtkin
12-21-2007, 12:12 PM
you know, it depends on what alcohol u use.

the stronger, the better, pure alcohol is the best.
try finding ethanol. you know, drinkable alcohol is usually useless. it's too weak to melt the layer.

if not, find acid. but if you use acid, it may result in melting whole disc

Nazgul2000
12-21-2007, 03:04 PM
i used isoopryl alcohol that stuff u get at the pharmacy it says its 99% alcohol...but i highly highly doubt it. anyway if nothing works yet im gona try to take it to a store to fix, but with the holiday traffic idk how im going to... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif

Mulle_DK13
12-21-2007, 03:26 PM
Like I said: Rub it with a banana! Cut it in half and rub the disk with it! (vertical motion, not in circles)

http://www.metacafe.com/watch/859694/banana_cd_scratch_remover/

(Notice: I don't know why he wants to to move in a circular motion, cause that'll make scratches... but the banna thing should work, lol)

Just do as he do.

NotLordAtkin
12-22-2007, 02:02 AM
if alcohol doesn't help, the scratch is too serious.

you have to take it to the store and have it fixed.

and banana is good for minor scratches (if its not a joke). if alcohol doesnt help, I highly doubt banana would .

the_assassin_07
12-22-2007, 04:02 AM
Alternately, you could:

- soak the disc in olive oil, dry it with an iron, sprinkle paprika on it, bake in a 300 degree oven for 2 hours, and see if that helps.
ROFL! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/88.gif