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Scratch on DVD game

Discussion in 'PS2' started by Biglad, Jul 2, 2003.

  1. Biglad

    Biglad Regular member

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    Hiya lads,

    I have an original copy of a game which has a scratch on the disc.

    The thing is that it plays ok but at the start where it plays a bit of a movie type clip it jumps and I have to tip my PS2 on the side and it gradually moves on. Once you get to the game it works fine.

    Is there a way to back up my original copy onto a blank DVD-R as I have tried loads of things but it always comes up with an error.

    Any idea's ??

    Thanks very much
     
  2. biglog9

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    well you need to get rid of the scratch

    you can buy one of those scratch fixer things (i think they are called cd/dvd repairer)
    or
    get a piece of emery cloth (at least 1000 grit) (sells them at the local home supplier) and rub the back of the dvd to it.
    place the emery cloth on a flat surface and rub the disc in a circual motion on the cloth
    then clean the disc with a cleaning solution

    good luck

    -Jason
     
  3. psx245

    psx245 Regular member

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    just use some rubbing alchohol. it doesn't seem like it makes the scratch dissapear but, your ps2 has a lot easier time reading it.
     
  4. Biglad

    Biglad Regular member

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    Cheers guys, will give it a go.
     
  5. robert34

    robert34 Guest

    The thing is a dvd?
    i have that game and it cd
     
  6. darthnip

    darthnip Moderator Staff Member

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    since you own the game, you could go rent it and make a backup from that. I am in no way saying it's ok to go rent games and copy them, but if you own the game and dont have a backup of it, renting it to make a backup may be your only option. I have had to do this on a few games that my kids scratched to the point where i couldn't get a working backup from it.
     
  7. Biglad

    Biglad Regular member

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    Thanks for the answers chaps but I have managed to backup my scratched game. I tried a few different bits of software but everything came up with an error but I finally managed to make a backup using Record Now Max at 1x speed.

    Cheers
     
  8. psx245

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    but i thought the rules were that if your original gets sold or scratch you have to dispose your backup???
     
  9. darthnip

    darthnip Moderator Staff Member

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    why would the rules be like that? i mean, why do you make a backup if it isn't to protect yourself in case anything happens to the original? I got games that if i wouldn't have backup up, i would just be out 50 bucks. when they get damaged i keep the disc just as proof that my backup is legit.
     

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