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Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Hardware' started by nero81af, Dec 13, 2006.

  1. nero81af

    nero81af WiiChat Member

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    Hello! first of all wonderfull forum! I found a lot of answer to my questions but I have a problem that couldn't find an answer.

    I noticed that my games are getting scratched more and more as long as I play with them..

    I don't think those scratches are very problematic (very very very thin and noticiable only with a very strong light on the dvd and only in particulars point of view that said without pointing the light with an appropriate angle there isn't any visible scratch)

    however is it possible for the slot in driver to scratch even very softly the disks? or this is absolutely impossible and I have to replace my wii? thank you for the answer
     
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    Hmm...Not sure, I'd wait to see what more people on here say before you take any action but that would bother me too. It would really suck to have to buy a game again because it gets scratched up like that.
     
  3. nero81af

    nero81af WiiChat Member

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    up again.. no one noticed that?
     
  5. komio

    komio Komio-Wii

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    well my wiisports disc was getting pretty bad in that cheap paper case so i took it and put it in the ice age 2 dvd case and switched the paper thigns lol ( the case was white too so it looks good) BUT then i noticed my twilight princess scratched, so i contacted nintendo and they sent me a long bullshit we didnt read ur email thing that had some quotes from the manual in it

    long story short if you move ur wii alot then take the discs out first (like i move mine from the living room to my bedroom so i can play on a bigger tv in the living room, but from moving so much the disc spins in there freely and gets scratched on some secret nintendo disc scratching technology :crazy: but that is where i got some scratched on my TP disc tho
     
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    I just had a look at my games they too have starches, starches are going to be there whether you like it or not as long as the starches dont get too big there shouldn't be anything to worry about.
     
  7. nero81af

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    I've never moved my wii.. so I'm guessing that the problem is the slot in driver.. very bad for a nintendo product.. I'm very disapponited
     
  8. motherbrainrulez

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    this thread had me worried but i just checked and mine have no scratches
     
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    dunno :( I fear I have to change my wii
     
  10. bobby1211

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    If you believe it is your Wii causing the damage I would contact Nintendo support asap. Make sure to mention other Wii users are not having hte same issue so they dont refer you to the manual. Also document everything, times, dates, scratches. Then if your game dies due to the scratches you have proof it was your Wii.

    -Bobby
     
  11. No Smoking

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    It sounds like your alittle paranoid i did what you did, i looked at my games under strong like and i found starches but when i removed the like i could no longer see them from what you said in your post its lead me to believe that the starches are very minor and as long as theyre very minor you have nothing to worry about
     
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    It's really easy to get TINY scratches in any disk that are visible under bright light. There's nothing to worry about until they start being readily apparent in normal lighting.
     
  13. nero81af

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    ok so if tiny scratch are normal made by the slot in driver I'll stop worring about my wii to be defective :) I will only clean the entrance with a soft brush.. that should be enough to avoid deep scratches :) thank you guys!
     
  14. Xanthan

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    I checked my discs and don't see any scratches.

    But if this concerns you there is a product out called d_skins protective disc skins. It's a special sleeve that snaps on the disc and gives it a protective layer. If anything is going to scratch the disc it will scratch the skin instead. If this occurs at some point you can remove the d_skin and replace it with a new one. d_skins cost about 1.00 per skin, you can prolly get them cheaper in larger quanities I bought mine in a tin 5, for like $4.99.

    I haven't used any on my Wii games, but I have one on my Gears of War disc and it works great. I usually put it on a disc before I lend it out to my bro. :p
     
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    My Wii Sports one has a lot of scratches, but I don't think I might worry about 'em...
     
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    No scratches here either, even under extremely bright light..(Just for the record)

    Edit: Ive even moved my Wii with the disc in... on more than one occasion.
     
  17. No Smoking

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    Also i know video ezy offer a starch removal service for i think its a few $$ a disk its meant to remove starch's and dents from disk, although ive never tried this so im not sure how well it works but as long as the starches are minor there wont be problems.
     
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    Xanthan Hardcore Gamer

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    I have had my Full Auto game professionally resurfaced (scratch removal) by a local game store (Game Quest). Cost me like $12, it was like brand new after that but $12 is kinda steep. I definitely wouldn't want to have to do that more then once if ever. And most of those scratch removal machines they sell in stores are garbage and they can actually leave their own scratches. The machine that Game Quest uses cost a couple grand.

    As for the scratches being minor, you'd have to ask yourself how many times have you put the disc in and out of your Wii, and in the future over the life of the game are those scratches gonna pile up and make the disc unreadable? If so I'd find out whats causing the scratches, even if it means Nintendo replaces your Wii.
     
  19. No Smoking

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    The scratches are probably caused by when he takes it out of the case and rubs the disk along the edges or it could have even come like that when the games are being made or in transport, there are alot of reasons i dont think you should just assume its the wiis fault as ive said before as long as the scratches stay minor and there arent alot of them there isnt much to worry about
     
  20. nero81af

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    nintendo told me that those lateral and straight scratches are normal for slot in drivers :( the black thing is made in carbonium fiber but little pieces of powder can just be on the disk.. and that is the cause of scratches..

    however I belive that a lot of soft (very soft not visible in normal light)scratches do not cause harm.. A single deep scratch even very short however can cause the disk to not being readable.. so it's not a quantitative problem
     

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