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You don't do that with Disics are you crazy?

Discussion in 'Console Games & Hardware' started by WatchTower, 14 Jul 2006.

  1. WatchTower

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    Just been browsing the famous acution site to see if I could find any bargins for my GameCube and noticed alot of people take the discs out of the case and lay them down with shiny side down on to show the case and the discs. Ahhhhhh the idiots why do they do this now the disc will have hair line scratches all over the shiny side now and no way I'll buy it now. :mad:

    Thats almost as retarded as the people that think the best way to clean a CD or DVD is to rub it on a shirt or jumper. :eek:
     
  2. benjo

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    Works for me
     
  3. Thesnipergecko

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    Ever tried toothpaste to clean a cd? its supposed to smooth out scratched.

    I agree thought, its common sends. Dont put your cd's shiny side down.

    Paul ...
     
  4. WatchTower

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    Just hold the disc in the light after its been rubbed on a shirt or jumper and you'll see 1000s of little hair line scratches. :eek:
     
  5. daven1986

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    bloody hell, cds arent that sensitive. none of my cds are scratched and i dont use cases fullstop. my cds are in a pile, this includes cd-rs. and they all work, so just relax
     
  6. WatchTower

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    You'd be suprised how many scratches they pick up many won't effect the disc but I like my discs to be just from the factory perfect. I may be being a little strang but I bet there's many people that like to keep there games in the best condition they can.
     
  7. Fr0dders

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    oh c'mon

    if you put them down on a clean surface, or something soft like a table cloth / bed your not going to scratch it.

    just the disc making contact wont scratch it

    you'd have to drag it along the surface to do that. if you pick them back up carefully you wont scratch it.
     
    Last edited: 14 Jul 2006
  8. Retorted

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    Relax being the keyword here.

    I like looking after my discs as much as the next guy but I don't think the odd placement shiny side down (done carefully and not dragged) or quick wipe with a cotton shirt is going to destroy them.
     
  9. skiba

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    what he said.
     
  10. pinkacidbootson

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    Hair line stratches don't do anything.
     
  11. DailyGeek

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    The laser reads through the lacquer anyway, so unless its a deep scratch or a wierd bevelled one most of the time it doesn't cause any problems.
     
  12. Hugest_UK

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    Hi guys,

    Relax is the word......while its nice to have beautiful shiny discs and its sensible to take reasonable care with them most CD based technology is pretty hardy. For instance something like 70% of the content of a cd is error correction a CD could hold over 2gb if it stored data alone!

    So be careful with discs but you dont have to treat them like gold!

    Cheers,
    Hugest
     
  13. Psyk

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    CDs are more sensitive than you think. Any game with FMV on it you have to take extra care of. I hate when the FMVs stop in FF games or something. Since there's no way to skip them the entire game is knackered because of one little scratch. DVD movies are really bad for it too. Most of the films I rent have scratched on them that cause the film to stop half way through. I really need to remember to check the disc for scratches before I leave the shop.
     
  14. nintenjo

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    When CD came out in the late 80s they kept going on about how resistant to scratches they were compaired with vinyl.. I avoid putting it on a rough surface but never really had any problems with a disc being scratched.. although looking at most of my gamesnone have many marks on them anyway.
     
  15. punky_munky

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    *cough*anal*cough*
     
  16. Sweetloaf

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    Then leave that auction site well alone and go to a shop......or factory :)
     
  17. NokkonWud

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    Then I really hope you don't use them either. Because thats just as damaging, if not more so than laying a CD shiny side down on a duvet.
     
  18. ~J~

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    Can't remember where I read it, it was either this week or last, but the average CD only lasts about 10 years anyway before it starts deteriating. And they said they'd last forever!! :p
     
  19. lordrobs

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    ... and many MANY more who really couldn't give a monkeys if its been put data side down at some point.

    I can't see the problem as long as it works a miniscule scratch that you can only see in the correct light really wouldn't bother me. Its not as if I think "I think I'll play GRAW. *picks up disc and admires its shinyness for half an hour*" :p


    EDIT- your average CD will pick up about 90%+ of its read errors during the manufacture anyway. I can't remember exactly how many it was now but it was a case of thousands rather than hundreds. Once they get the plastic coating they are pretty durable.
     
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  20. Fr0dders

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    plus isnt every second hand CD you buy going to have little scratches on ?

    ive never yet bought a 2nd hand one that doesnt have at least some tiny little ones.