PS1 Scratched CD Fixing

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  1. corbin brooks

    corbin brooks Registered User

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    i use brasso to clean my cds and games it worcks better than any thing ive heard about or tried i know it sounds crazy but so does putting it in the freezer you can buy brasso at your local supermarket for about 3.00
     
  2. Ultima FFMaster

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    Beleive it or not, the freezer thing works best whenever you keep your game in extreme temps for too long.
     
  3. Andrew_74067017

    Andrew_74067017 Registered User

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    DOES THE TOOTHPASTE METHOD REALY WORK
     
  4. WolfzBlood

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    Tested 'Em

    After seeing all of these home remedies I decided to really figure out which was best...

    I burned a CD with random songs on it and scratched it with a knife, not to hard just to mimic a random scratch. I tested Water, Toothpaste, Peanut Butter and Windex.

    Water did something I guess, it sort of helped the song play.....not really though.

    Toothpaste did correct alot of the skipping of the song, but there was still alot of it...I used plain white colgate if that makes any difference

    Peanut Butter had a similar reaction to toothpaste, corrected alot of skipping but left alot too. Though, I had this weird Almond Butter because I was out of the normal stuff..

    Windex did absolutely nothing, in fact it erased what Peanut Butter and Toothpaste did, making it worse, there was actually more skipping than before.

    Then because I got impatient I tried Toothpaste again on the burned cd. It actually played 6 seconds of about 15 that skipped..I decided to try it on my THUG2 ps2 game because I had a glitch on the loading screen and it worked! the game played nicely, but with toothpaste you really gotta rub it in and not wash it off but wipe it clean and like INto the CD. if the CD isnt really clean you'll have more glitches. But now I'm back to square 1 seeing as I didnt let the intro to the game, play with all the intro's of chars so.....its still stuck at the loading screen..... :bashhead:

    Toothpaste is probably the best thing. It should be white, plain old ordinary toothpaste and its only a temporary fix, Brasso probably fixes it 10 times better than toothpaste.

    And yeah its 1:50 AM for me and I did all this. I was hyper and in need of ps2. I do crazy things when my games are at jeopardy at almost 2 in the morning.:D

    Hope this helped anyone!
     
  5. skate_or_die

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    IF YOU PUT A CD OR GAME IN THE MICROWAVE ITLL START CRACKING AND EVENTUALLY GET CAUGHT ON FIRE AND XPLODE!!!!
     
  6. NapkainZank

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  7. gunnerguy

    gunnerguy CANT STOP THE TRAIN, BABY!!!!!!

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    rub pledge9u know the wood cleaner stuff?) on it. or rubbing achohol,with a soft piece of cloth.
     
  8. david123

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    using eyeglss clearners

    can you use the eyeglass cleaning spray or wipes to clead the disks from scratches?
     
  9. Ghostkill

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    Hey i scratched my SW battlefront (1) disc a couple months ago along with a couple others: Ace COmbat 4, Starsky and hutch when sand got into my cd case (dont know how):bashhead: ...my friend suggested the toothpaste (or peanut butter) method to me. I tried it and it worked almost perfect...considering mine was scratched on the covering (the worst part you could scratch.) yea so try the toothpaste one!i haven't tried taking them to gamestop though.
     
  10. SanAndreasRox

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    im not sure but one of my friends told me the toothpaste method and she said that you put the toothpaste on the disc on the after the toothpaste is on put it in the freezer that is what she said if it doesn't work i am soooooo dreadfully sorry
     
  11. That_One_Guy

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    Isoproply alcohol under 91% works best i've always used that and have yet to see anything work better!:D

    also the toothpaste thin it DOES in fact work,but you have to use a very tiny dot of it on a washcloth then kinda smooth around the disc then go back over it with rubbing alcohol,it just worked wonders for me.Also no matter wat any1 says NEVER SOAK A DISC IN ANYTHING!it will cause the graphics on the front to peal off and on the other side of the graphics is where the info is held and if that falls off all you hav is a round clear plastic peice of crap!
     
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  12. liquid101

    liquid101 Master of All Videogames

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    Man, I can't believe this is still here. I posted here _many_ years ago and this topic is still active.

    Heh, nothing like nostalgia.

    By the way, I said it 3 years ago, and I still say it, toothpaste does infact work, as long as it is plain old fashion toothpaste.
     
  13. Lunar Kreskents

    Lunar Kreskents Never knows best.

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    Lol, yea, I was a mod of this forum awhile back. I thought about squashing everyone's ideas together into one nice new topic or.. something. But I'm too lazy. Who knows, maybe someone will come up with something new. ... But it doesn't look that way.
     
  14. RealLife36

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    Does the toothpaste thing work with Colgate Total 12??

    the colgate toothpaste can it work with total 12
     
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  15. kabalooba

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    ice dragon, greetings

    i would like to be formall acquainted to your graceful presence:D . i am dragon master 247. please teach me your ways. i need help beating eternal death slayer 3 i am stuck on the :bawl: third level. please do me. no but seriously help me with guitar hero gameing cuz uhh i think like i scratched it

    haha suck my nuts dumbass:bashhead: :duh:
     
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  16. Xellos

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    read the thread...

    oh, and warned for SPAM.../ FLAMING
     
  17. MoominW

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    God my FF8 disk is Knackered aswell, please tell me how to fix it without having to go to extreme expensizes!
     
  18. Xellos

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    you can usually use a small amount of a solid white toothpaste and a terry cloth to smudge it in.... usually works wonders.
     
  19. MrPwnage

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    Brasso. It's a brass polish. If you can find a hard stick of metal polish (forgot what it's called) it works better. It seems the fine particulates of clear crystal in the brass polish are the same as that in the CD repair kit, and indeed simply fill in the cracks. It's worked wonders for me.
     
  20. fght111

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    HELP!!!

    :help: my ps2 gameshark is scrached i need ansers fast it makes me so mad i wana well i cant explain in words so i will in smilies :puke2: :guns: :fireball: :faint:
     
  21. DungeonMan

    DungeonMan Needs food badly...

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    I suggest following some of the ideas mentioned on this page. I've tried toothpaste myself, and it does work sometimes. However, there is a point where a disc can just not work properly anymore.

    I've never heard of using Brasso, but it could very well work. After all, you don't have much to lose! Good luck!
     
  22. man4God

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    I have a game that iz literally covered in small scratches can any help me?
     
  23. Northern Lights

    Northern Lights Perfection '11 Moderator Premium Member

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    Toothpaste?
     
  24. Bastard

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    It does work, make sure it's dry before you use the disc again
     
  25. MyNationBeatYou

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    i called all the gamestops near me. none of them fix games. i also tried blockbuster but they r out of bussines.
     
  26. boat radman

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    now if i know anything about disks its this: toothpaste works on most types to disks except those made for the ps1
     
  27. Fool's Requiem

    Fool's Requiem Is that a pro Genji?! Premium Member

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    I've tried the toothpaste trick before. I'm not sold on it.