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Professionally Resurfacing CDs / DVDs


#1 strikeratt   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1152 Posts   Joined 11.9 Years Ago  

Posted 21 April 2010 - 09:16 PM

Hey I was wondering where I can professionally repair / resurface CDs and DVDs. I have a few games that a friend and I picked up that this needs to be done.

#2 bigpimpin24   Killamanjaro! CAGiversary!   1230 Posts   Joined 9.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 21 April 2010 - 09:29 PM

Check out your local video stores if you still have any around. I know GameCrazy and Family Video used to do them. Hollywood Video and Blockbuster might as well, but who knows if any are still around. Gamestop does not, at least none of the ones I've been to anyways.

#3 strikeratt   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1152 Posts   Joined 11.9 Years Ago  

Posted 21 April 2010 - 09:45 PM

I have a blockbuster around ... I wonder if they still do heh

#4 InvaderZim   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1286 Posts   Joined 11.5 Years Ago  

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Posted 21 April 2010 - 09:54 PM

Also - if you find a place that still does this make sure the person doing it knows how to use the machine. I had a few sort of rare Xbox games destroyed because the person doing it did not put enough of the cleaning compound in the machine. The heat messed up the center of the discs and the xbox would no longer read them.

#5 strikeratt   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1152 Posts   Joined 11.9 Years Ago  

Posted 21 April 2010 - 09:54 PM

Also - if you find a place that still does this make sure the person doing it knows how to use the machine. I had a few sort of rare Xbox games destroyed because the person doing it did not put enough of the cleaning compound in the machine. The heat messed up the center of the discs and the xbox would no longer read them.


Another good call ... condsidering the games are Tatics Ogre, Guardian Heroes, Digimon World, and Legend of Legaia. Good handfull of rare games heh

#6 Indigo_Streetlight   East Coast Scum CAGiversary!   3551 Posts   Joined 9.1 Years Ago  

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Posted 21 April 2010 - 11:35 PM

You might want to check out a local music store; I know I've seen an ad on craigslist Baltimore where they buy even messed up CDs--one's that are worth the $3 resurfacing cost that is.

#7 Andami   CySec in Training CAGiversary!   636 Posts   Joined 8.3 Years Ago  

Posted 22 April 2010 - 12:46 AM

I would get a kit and do it yourself if you have a bunch of disks. The only places near me that do that charge $2 per disk and sometimes the game itself isn't worth the cost to fix it. You can get a disk repair kit for $25 from Best Buy and that's about the cost of 12-13 fixes.

#8 strikeratt   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1152 Posts   Joined 11.9 Years Ago  

Posted 22 April 2010 - 12:55 AM

These disks are deff worth the 2$ price tag

#9 exileinoblivion   CAGiversary! CAGiversary!   1425 Posts   Joined 12.2 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 April 2010 - 02:35 AM

I would get a kit and do it yourself if you have a bunch of disks. The only places near me that do that charge $2 per disk and sometimes the game itself isn't worth the cost to fix it. You can get a disk repair kit for $25 from Best Buy and that's about the cost of 12-13 fixes.


I'm pretty sure those things do more damage than they help. But maybe it's changed since I used one like 5 years ago.

#10 salty tbone   Flipmode Squad CAGiversary!   3059 Posts   Joined 10.7 Years Ago  

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Posted 22 April 2010 - 02:38 AM

You can also try a local mom & pop used game store if you have any near you. Those places pretty much have to have a resurfacing machine to keep their business viable. They'll usually do customers' discs for a fee or even free if you're a regular.

#11 Izod   CheepLikeASpoder CAGiversary!   2294 Posts   Joined 8.9 Years Ago  

Posted 22 April 2010 - 08:41 PM

Did you try toothpaste?

#12 Kerig   PSForsaken no longer! CAGiversary!   6145 Posts   Joined 13.0 Years Ago  

Posted 24 April 2010 - 06:23 AM

Higher-quality Pawn Shops (choose one with multiple locations) will usually have a machine and can do it for $1-$2 per disc.

#13 Janaak   Console Rpair Needed CAGiversary!   123 Posts   Joined 13.0 Years Ago  

Posted 24 April 2010 - 06:44 AM

I used wefixdvd.com for my Mass Effect 2 Collector's Edition Disc 1. My son scratched the heck out of it and when I got it back it was like the scratch never happened.

Although, it cost around $7 for everything, I didn't want to take the chance of screwing over the disc forever. Works like a charm now.
Also, if they can't repair it, they will send it back with a refund (at least that is what it says on the site).

#14 Malik112099   Got Wife? CAGiversary!   8221 Posts   Joined 12.6 Years Ago  

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Posted 24 April 2010 - 07:17 AM

I take mine to Vintage Stock. $3 and the disk looks like I just took it out of the package for the first time.