Can you repair game discs with toothpaste?

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  • Timmy 4 Mar 2008 17:17:57 9,031 posts
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    I've a few discs that won't play and I heard that toothpaste can sort the issue out.

    Anyone know about this?
  • Chopsen 4 Mar 2008 17:20:27 15,178 posts
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    err.. sounds like bollocks. Toothpaste is opaque for a start
  • Timmy 4 Mar 2008 17:23:04 9,031 posts
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    Any recommendations?
  • WanderingIssun 4 Mar 2008 17:23:51 2,365 posts
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    Make sure you use Aquafresh.
  • Deleted user 4 March 2008 17:24:13
    Turtle Wax is very good at repairing lightly scratched discs. I've used it countless times after reading a tip many years ago.
  • ElNino9 4 Mar 2008 17:26:20 13,141 posts
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    Eating the crust gives you curly hair. You've been warned kids.

    Hated, adored, never ignored.

  • thefishmonger 4 Mar 2008 17:37:33 29 posts
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    Method fixed my cod4 disc a treat. Use sandpaper first though.
  • Dirtbox 4 Mar 2008 17:39:46 76,336 posts
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    Toothpaste works on disks if you rub it on/off with a fine cloth.

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  • Cappy 4 Mar 2008 17:45:09 11,705 posts
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    Toothpaste is a last resort really. If you are too cheap to get a disc fixed properly just wet the disc apply a little and gently rub it on the scratched area, then wash it off.

    The general idea being that you are using the gentle abrasive action of the toothpaste to take out larger scratches. Unfortunately you are leaving smaller scratches in their place but that may be enough to get a disc working again.

    Let me just repeat. You wash the toothpaste off, putting a disc in a drive with chunks of toothpaste on it is not a good idea unless you prefer to have a non-functioning but minty fresh drive.
  • TurboBailey 4 Mar 2008 17:53:32 685 posts
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    Well toothpaste worked for me years ago.
    I had a massive scratch on Gran Turismo 3 - tried everything, my gf at the time said use toothpaste, i laffed and said "bollox".

    She cleaned it with toothpaste, and it actually frikkin worked!!

  • PinkSpider 4 Mar 2008 17:57:23 3,346 posts
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    Had a mate round the other week to play soul calibur 2 which I found out of it's case and on the floor. Toothpaste worked a treat. Just have to spend ages wiping it off so it's only in the fine cracks.
  • Timmy 4 Mar 2008 18:04:15 9,031 posts
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    I don't think it's work for me. The disc is scratched all over.
  • _Price_ 4 Mar 2008 18:12:23 3,071 posts
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    Yes, but watch out for the WROD....
  • Der_tolle_Emil 4 Mar 2008 18:17:57 7,294 posts
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    Well the layer on the bottom of the discs is actually there so that you can scratch the discs. Sometimes the scratches are so deep though that the laser cannot quite get through them, in which case going at it with something to clean the scratch (it's probably just dirt that's stuck in it) really does fix the problem.

    It's not something I would do on a regular basis with scratched discs but if there's no way to get it replaced or something like that then yeah, why not.
  • Punctum 30 Oct 2013 17:06:01 850 posts
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    Furniture Polish has worked for me, more so than toothpaste.
  • Load_2.0 30 Oct 2013 17:07:50 18,201 posts
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    Shoe polish is best, coat the whole disc.
  • Moot_Point 30 Oct 2013 17:10:49 3,511 posts
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    @its-TDR

    I use shit, spambot!

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  • Deckard1 30 Oct 2013 17:11:31 25,414 posts
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    Hi its-TDR, do you have a brochure or news letter do that I may learn more?

    Called it

  • Moot_Point 30 Oct 2013 17:13:54 3,511 posts
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    Bah! No hand driven machines? GTFO!

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  • Deleted user 30 October 2013 17:14:09
    @its-TDR Unfortunately my local GAME doesn't have any such device. How much would it cost to buy one myself?
  • elstoof 30 Oct 2013 17:16:51 6,140 posts
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    I own a chain of gaming and rental stores throughout the uk and I don't have any if these devices in store. Perhaps this is my lucky day!
  • Dolly 30 Oct 2013 17:17:14 3,163 posts
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    rumblesushi wrote:
    @its-TDR Unfortunately my local GAME doesn't have any such device. How much would it cost to buy one myself?
    The hairdressers near me do professional teeth-whitening at 70.
    That might just be relevant for Next-gen discs though?
  • elstoof 30 Oct 2013 17:18:38 6,140 posts
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    Until now I've been taking it to my local car body shop. 10 minutes on the rotary polisher fixes anything.
  • Deleted user 30 October 2013 17:22:24
    Dolly wrote:
    rumblesushi wrote:
    @its-TDR Unfortunately my local GAME doesn't have any such device. How much would it cost to buy one myself?
    The hairdressers near me do professional teeth-whitening at 70.
    That might just be relevant for Next-gen discs though?
    You'd have to barter them down to about 30 though for it to be worth it, otherwise you may as well buy a new disk for another 5/10 quid.

    Edited by rumblesushi at 17:27:33 30-10-2013
  • TVoJ 30 Oct 2013 17:25:02 1,376 posts
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    Pro tip. Rub Vodka all over the disk, then put disk in the freezer over night.

    Fuck toothpaste
  • EMarkM 30 Oct 2013 17:33:57 3,133 posts
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    TVoJ wrote:
    Fuck toothpaste
    Wouldn't that sting a bit?
  • mrpon 30 Oct 2013 17:35:58 27,645 posts
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    EMarkM wrote:
    TVoJ wrote:
    Fuck toothpaste
    Wouldn't that sting a bit?
    Only if you've got a pencil dick.

    Give yourself 5 or gig, you're worth it.

  • EMarkM 30 Oct 2013 17:50:12 3,133 posts
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    mrpon wrote:
    EMarkM wrote:
    TVoJ wrote:
    Fuck toothpaste
    Wouldn't that sting a bit?
    Only if you've got a pencil dick.
    Yes. Only if... >_>
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