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Old Apr 01, 2007, 02:15 PM
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I've several ps2 disks that don't work due to scratches.
I've seen several repair kits on ebay etc, but the question is ,do they work?
if anyone has any experience with these things I would appreciate your advice.

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Old Apr 04, 2007, 04:55 PM
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Sometimes they work, it depends on the scratch.

They only help with light scraches. If it's deep, nothing will save it.


As a last resort, you can always copy the PS2 game to a new DVD, but then you will require a Mod chip or swap disk etc for the copy to work.
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Old Apr 05, 2007, 04:08 AM
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Thanks insomnic.
I've since learned that rubbing them with T-cut (a car cleaning product) gets rid of the scratches, I had 4 games that didn't work. Now after giving them a good rub with T-cut they all work. Amazing.
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Old Apr 08, 2007, 03:51 PM
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Mr Sheen is very good also, as is silver polish cream, toothpaste or similar.

As long as it's not too abrasive.


Generally, things with wax, like Mr Sheen or car polish, work best as the wax apparently melts into the scratches.
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Old Jul 24, 2007, 12:01 AM
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disk doctor has worked on 50 percent of my disks m8
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I'd personally recommend disk doctor ... the first DVD I tried with it was an old desktop coaster that I had had on my desk for about two years. There were no 'heavy' scratches in it but it was unrecognizable in any cd-rom. 5 times through DD and it worked perfectly. The only cd's/dvd it has not worked on are ones with heavy scratches.

I have tried various methods over the years, from T-cut to toothpaste ... but it's common sense really... anything slightly abrasive that will inevitably 'cut' into the protective layer will have some effect, and improve or worsen the damage/scratched media. I even used a professional buffing machine once and that worked like a charm, but not everyone has access to equipment like that.

I guess it all depends on how deep the damage is...
 

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