So I put in my Gears 3 disc today only to find that although the game starts up well and everything, when I try to play any mode, be it the campaign, VS, Horde, etc., I am unable to actually play the game due to the perfect circle scratch I discovered on the disc. I am not too sure as to how my disc even got this in the first place as I did not move my box at all (if someone could answer that riddle for me it would be a big help so that I don't repeat my mistake). My question is, will my local Gamestop (or any company/retailer for that matter) be able to fix the scratch? Is there any way I could just do it myself, although I don't have access to a buffer or the brasso material used for buffing?
If you cant get a new one. Do you have a Family Video or any video rental place near you? Once I ruined one of my discs and I brought it into FV and they have this insanely heavy duty disc buffer that costs about 5k as well as the fluid they use being insanely expensive. But the thing worked like a charm and fixed it. I would call around...they charged me like 2 dollars.
well i've seen disc scratches like this fixed on youtube I was just wondering if Gamestop offered the service .... and why do none of my other games have scratches on them since my disk drive is supposedly faulty?
well....... I very carefully and slowly , and I mean VERY carefully and slowly slid it (not lifting it only sliding) oh so slightly to the side to give the AC cable some space. I've done this before without any incident, and I honestly only moved it about 1/2 inch over (maybe less). I guess this is what caused it but that kind of scares me that even the slightest of movements would cause something like this. Also, does anyone have any experience with getting their discs repaired at Blockbuster, which I heard is an effective repair retailer.
No, the perfect circle scratch is something that normally happens by user fault, when your Xbox is moved while the disk is spinning. Not to say that's what you did, but they will normally peg it on you for that.
You can take it to a movie rental store and ask them to resurface it (They keep machines somewhere behind a counter. Just ask nicely, they might do it for you.) or borrow it from your mate and install it to hard drive and continue using your current disk.
I like to argue and I type a lot. I'm not mad, I just want to get my point across.