XBox 360 scratched disc





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Uploaded on Sep 14, 2007

*TURN ON ANNOTATIONS FOR MORE INFO!* Barely played XBox 360 game disc scratched horribly by XBox 360. Microsoft told me it was my fault for moving my 360 and that they couldn't help me. In fact, I never ran my 360 vertically and I never touched it while a game was playing.

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Toothpaste method for repairing scratches
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Here are my notes from the comments:

I use regular Crest. Put a small amount on your fingertip and rub from the center of the disc outward over the scratch. Repeat many times. Eventually you will see the scratch fade. Where it was you will see lots of light scratches where your finger was. Rinsing the toothpaste off between each rubbing helps. If you have lots of scratches or they extend all the way around this can take a while; work on the ones that show up from several different angles as they are typically the deepest.

I've heard elsewhere that Brasso works. I may try it if the need ever again arises. I should caution you, however, against polishing the disc in circles. Any axial scratches have the potential to cause read errors, and polishing in a circular motion will cause some fine axial scratches to be created. Everything I've read on the subject says to use radial polishing motions only (from the center outward).

I work on fingertip-width sections (about a centimetre long arc), rubbing fairly vigourously from the inside to the outside only. Each application and subsequent rubbing takes about 30 seconds, then I rinse and repeat. I usually have to do that 5 to 10 times for each section. If you only have one small scratch, you're done after one section, but if a scratch goes all the way around it takes a lot longer. You get better at judging how hard to press with your finger as well.

Don't leave the toothpaste on. That won't do anything useful. The toothpaste is used as a rubbing compound. You literally rub the scratches out. IMPORTANT: the rubbing action should ONLY be from the center of the disc outward, never around the disc. Just use your fingers.


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