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#1 ets   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   659 Posts   Joined 7.2 Years Ago  

Posted 08 May 2008 - 07:34 PM

I'm collecting Gamecube games before I play them, and recently purchased some at Hollywood Video. I noticed on one of my purchases there are a couple scratches on the CD, so I was wondering if there any common error signs to figure out if its in playable condition.
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#2 willardhaven   Thief of Life CAGiversary!   7077 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 08 May 2008 - 07:52 PM

You could play it.

All kidding aside, you can try resurfacing it if it gives you an error. Or return it and get it somewhere else.

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#3 tangytangerine   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   3763 Posts   Joined 9.4 Years Ago  

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Posted 08 May 2008 - 08:51 PM

Do any of the HWV stores near you have a Game Crazy? If so, ask GC if they'll resurface it for you(free of charge, since it was bought from the same company).
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#4 The Green Giant   Supreme Overlord of the Multiverse CAGiversary!   7615 Posts   Joined 8.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 08 May 2008 - 09:31 PM

My Gameboy Player disc is scratched to hell and works fine.

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#5 Persona7   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   769 Posts   Joined 7.7 Years Ago  

Posted 08 May 2008 - 10:59 PM

I have a similar problem. Except all my gamecube games have this weird dust like substance sticking onto the disk. It is really weird and I do not know how it happens becasue my gamecube disks are either in my gamecube,wii or the case.:(

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Posted 08 May 2008 - 11:50 PM

toothpaste FTW!

#7 ets   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   659 Posts   Joined 7.2 Years Ago  

Posted 09 May 2008 - 07:52 AM

I don't know exactly what they did, but they asked to clean them before and I agreed. It looked like they but it in between some sponges and ran the machine which spun it.
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#8 Persona7   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   769 Posts   Joined 7.7 Years Ago  

Posted 19 May 2008 - 02:49 AM

Most HV's have a awesome resurfacing machine.

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Posted 19 May 2008 - 02:50 AM

i think game crazy allows you to test the game

#10 Crunchewy   What? CAGiversary!   17231 Posts   Joined 8.6 Years Ago  

Posted 19 May 2008 - 12:13 PM

I bought a copy of Mario Power Tennis from Gamestop and the disc looked horrendous. Lots of awful looking scratches running around the disc in exactly the way you don't want them to. Yet the game plays perfectly. We've not had any problems with it at all. The GC reads the disc fine and it plays fine. Unfortunately (at least without running/having the ability to run homebrew software) there is no way to be sure. You'll find out eventually.

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#11 Josef   Touched the dead CAGiversary!   7433 Posts   Joined 11.2 Years Ago  

Posted 27 July 2008 - 09:43 PM

I bought a copy of Mario Power Tennis from Gamestop and the disc looked horrendous. Lots of awful looking scratches running around the disc in exactly the way you don't want them to. Yet the game plays perfectly. We've not had any problems with it at all. The GC reads the disc fine and it plays fine. Unfortunately (at least without running/having the ability to run homebrew software) there is no way to be sure. You'll find out eventually.


I had a similar experience with a game I got off Gamestop.com. Seeing how scratched up it was I was sure I would return it to a B&M location, but I decided to try it and it seemed to play fine. Granted, I only played it for a few hours, but I decided to keep it rather than return it since I hardly ever see it come in stock at the locations near me.