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  1. I need to recover some DVDs game, they are scratched and don't play properly. If anyone has experience, what would be the best method?
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    are these computer games or playstation / xbox games ??
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    are these computer games or playstation / xbox games ??
    Both but more xbox
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    Best method would be to give the serial number/code to the game designer,i did that for a few games and don't need to install from a dvd anymore
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    Originally Posted by october262 View Post
    are these computer games or playstation / xbox games ??
    Both but more xbox
    there is a gizmo called the Skip Dr that'll repair your discs - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AGACqFfOiE4
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    Best method would be to give the serial number/code to the game designer,i did that for a few games and don't need to install from a dvd anymore
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    I once had a couple of games that would no longer play properly due to scratches. Knowing that DVD rental stores have contracts with disc repair companies, I asked at my local DVD rental store if they would send in my discs in with their next batch. They were very keen on helping me (I was a customer there as well) and agreed. I gave them, I think, 10 for the effort. It took a couple of weeks before I got my discs back but when I got them back they were, and this is no exaggeration, like new. Not even a trace of a scratch left.

    There exist industrial machines, that cost way too much to buy them for home usage, which sand down the surface of the discs to perfection.
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    Check your local library or used videogame store as they may have a professional machine. Ask them what they use. If they say anything handheld like the SkipDr which may make the disk worse, walkaway. What you're looking for is a standalone machine like the JFJ https://www.jfjeasypro.com/shopnew/ that will correctly remove a layer of the disk surface, then clean and buff it. Deep scratches may require several passes. Note that there's a limit to how many times a disk can be buffed as the polycarbonate layer is extremely thin.

    Don't try home DIY remedies like using Brasso as it will likely only make the disk worse.
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    Originally Posted by flashandpan007 View Post
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    Best method would be to give the serial number/code to the game designer,i did that for a few games and don't need to install from a dvd anymore
    What did they do?
    The Game makers included the games in the library where i can download them.
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    Like others have said, if there is still a place around you that rents discs the check them out. I've taken some scratched discs to such a place and they run it through an industrial disc polisher the size of a small filing cabinet. Comes out shiny and smooth as new.
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    Originally Posted by october262 View Post
    there is a gizmo called the Skip Dr that'll repair your discs
    Bad advice, it won't repair squat.

    Originally Posted by Caius View Post
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    Search the forum for similar threads, especially those where I discussed the RTI DisCheck. Those cost $$$$, so locate a local place that can run the disc. Most charge a few bucks, if anything.
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