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    [How To] Repair Any Scratched Xbox Game w/ Household Items

    How to Fix a Scratched Xbox Disk With Household Items

    Items Needed

    Xbox 360
    Scratched Disk
    Toothpaste (WITHOUT FLAVOR CRYSTALS or whatever)
    Running Water
    100% Cotton Cloth (optional)

    How to Repair

    1. Get The items above. TOOTHPASTE WITH LITTLE ITEMS/CRYSTALS IN IT WILL NOT WORK! IT WILL SCRATCH YOUR DISK FURTHER! Just use plan white/blue Colgate toothpaste
    2. Take your scratched disk and put Some toothpaste on it
    3. Generously Spread it around the shiney side of the disk so it covers it
    4. Let the disk sit with toothpaste on it for 10 minuites
    5. Wash off the disk under the bathroom sink, so theres no toothpaste left
    6. Temporarily the toothpaste will have filled in the scratches
    7. Dry the disk with a 100% cotton cloth. FROM THE INSIDE OF THE DISK OUT NOT IN CIRCLES! Or let it air dry
    8. Make sure the disk is dry, Put it in your xbox
    9. press the guide buton > right to games > game library > click the game > Install game
    10. Let the game install, and WALAH! as long as the xbox can tell what the game is it will work.
    11. you cant just play w/o installing it cause the fix is temporary, that is why we install it.

    If your disk is beyond repair

    IF THE ABOVE DIDNT WORK AND YOUR GAME IS BEYOND TOOTHPASTE REPAIR

    Borrow a friends disk
    install it to your xbox
    play your scratched game, if it can read what game it is

    80% Guarantee

    Thanks appreciated

    If posted similar please post link so i know.

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    Extra: My Way..

    Go to block buster

    Rent the same game

    Go home and swap disc

    Return after due

    *ONLY IF ALL ELSE FAILS*

    Note:

    For more suggestions look in comments


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    Re: [How To] Repair Any Scratched Xbox Game w/ Household Items

    I used fairy washing up liquid with a cloth wipe it until its completely gone and it should work

    On topic

    Nice post may help a few members

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    Re: [How To] Repair Any Scratched Xbox Game w/ Household Items

    Nothing will repair actual scratches.
    Surface scratches maybe.
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    Re: [How To] Repair Any Scratched Xbox Game w/ Household Items

    I will start off by saying this is a great tutorial because with the Xbox 360's strange fetish for eating discs, this will probably come in handy for some people but I would like to elaborate a little more on the topic.

    This idea is used because of the silica found in some toothpastes. It acts as an abrasive and the idea behind this is that you are actually (hypothetically) making the scratch not as deep. I say hypothetically because the scratch is just as deep but a lot of the other coating got shaved off.
    This being said, this will mainly only work for small surface scratches that run perpendicular to the information written on the disc. (Scratches that run in a circle, along with the rotation of the disc, are VERY bad and can cause permanent failure of the disc.
    My Xbox "ate" my MW2 disc and I tried this but the scratch was too deep and all I noticed that it did was make a LOT more tiny scratches.

    My advice for any scratches at all is petroleum jelly AKA Vaseline. Yes, you heard right.
    How it works is that is enters the scratches and coats the surface of the entire disc making is shinier on the disc. (basically what you said the toothpaste will do, although I haven't heard of toothpaste doing that) This increases the possibility of your Xbox reading it. You don't have to use very much at all and after you get it to successfully install, you should be home free.

    So I would also like to add though that I do not suggest your idea. Sorry, but most toothpaste DOES have abrasive properties and with petroleum jelly, you don't have to wonder if you have the right kind and risk more damage to your disc.
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    Re: [How To] Repair Any Scratched Xbox Game w/ Household Items

    Quote Originally Posted by Totally Trav View Post
    I will start off by saying this is a great tutorial because with the Xbox 360's strange fetish for eating discs, this will probably come in handy for some people but I would like to elaborate a little more on the topic.

    This idea is used because of the silica found in some toothpastes. It acts as an abrasive and the idea behind this is that you are actually (hypothetically) making the scratch not as deep. I say hypothetically because the scratch is just as deep but a lot of the other coating got shaved off.
    This being said, this will mainly only work for small surface scratches that run perpendicular to the information written on the disc. (Scratches that run in a circle, along with the rotation of the disc, are VERY bad and can cause permanent failure of the disc.
    My Xbox "ate" my MW2 disc and I tried this but the scratch was too deep and all I noticed that it did was make a LOT more tiny scratches.

    My advice for any scratches at all is petroleum jelly AKA Vaseline. Yes, you heard right.
    How it works is that is enters the scratches and coats the surface of the entire disc making is shinier on the disc. (basically what you said the toothpaste will do, although I haven't heard of toothpaste doing that) This increases the possibility of your Xbox reading it. You don't have to use very much at all and after you get it to successfully install, you should be home free.

    So I would also like to add though that I do not suggest your idea. Sorry, but most toothpaste DOES have abrasive properties and with petroleum jelly, you don't have to wonder if you have the right kind and risk more damage to your disc.
    Well thank you for the info.

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    Re: [How To] Repair Any Scratched Xbox Game w/ Household Items

    Quote Originally Posted by NastyHaXz View Post
    Well thank you for the info.
    No problem.
    I do like this thread idea though. Now I am mad I didn't think of it first

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    I know it's small but please don't ask for thanks. It's against the rules.

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    or you go take it from blockbuster as a rental or gamefly and complain to them that your disk was scratched when you rented it and you will get your money back. well from blockbuster tho

    go home download it and WHALA

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    Re: [How To] Repair Any Scratched Xbox Game w/ Household Items

    Nice tut but it doesn't work %100

    #rekt

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    Re: [How To] Repair Any Scratched Xbox Game w/ Household Items

    Quote Originally Posted by XxXRandizleXxX View Post
    Nice tut but it doesn't work %100
    Ofcourse not, some people do not do it right, or the disk is beyond repair, as he stated in the thread.

    Great post though!


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