How can one repair a fairly severe scratch on a Playstation One game?
January 4, 2004 5:16 PM   Subscribe

How can one repair a fairly severe scratch on a Playstation One game? The scratch runs roughly parallel to the edge of the disc, and the PS1 recognizes the disc, and we get as far as loading a saved game, at which point it hangs and won't run the game.
posted by eilatan to Technology (4 answers total)
 
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posted by monju_bosatsu at 5:31 PM on January 4, 2004


Ah, thanks.

PS1 discs, though, are matte black on the bottom. I'm not sure if the same technique for repairing a DVD/CD will work with one of them.
posted by eilatan at 5:35 PM on January 4, 2004


The black decoration on the disc should make no difference at all. The laser doesn't know the difference between the black plastic and the more conventional, and passes through either with equal energy.
posted by majick at 6:06 PM on January 4, 2004


Oh, okay. I didn't know that. All I know is that they look different from regular CDs. I don't do too much tech type stuff, so I really didn't know that the matte black is the same as the shiny silver. :)
posted by eilatan at 6:08 PM on January 4, 2004


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