Xbox Game Resurfacing

There is nothing worse than a scratched video game. You may have been playing it for weeks now and just about to beat a major level- when something goes wrong. Maybe another family member drops the disc and causes a scratch or maybe you have just been careless with it over time. Whatever the reason, there is help out there. Xbox game resurfacing is a very common procedure that can help restore your game to nearly new quality.

For those on a budget, there are do-it-yourself kits that allow you to do multiple discs for one low price. These are usually best for minor scratches and imperfections- but do little for really deep down scratches and problems. They involve a buffing pad or electric device along with a cream. The process is fairly simply, you apply the cream to the surface of the disc and then attempt to buff out the disc imperfections. Most recommend that you repeat the process several times for the best result. If you have tried the at home repair kits and still have a broken Xbox game consider enlisting the help of the pros.

There are dozens of different Xbox game resurfacing companies that will make your disc like new again. Some of the high end shops can resurface your Xbox game while you wait- so you can get right back to saving the universe. Many of them require that you mail in your disc or leave it overnight- but it will be well worth the wait. They will assess the damage and then use special machines to resurface your game. The process is different from the home kits, and they can battle deeper scratches and gouges. While it may sound complicated, all you need to know is that it works! They will buff down the game surface until it is flawless again.

It is important to remember that nothing is guaranteed and sometimes the damage is too severe to be repaired. Your Xbox game resurfacing shop should be able to look at the disc and tell right away if it worth the trouble of trying to fix it or not. If it is cracked or bent, there is little that can be done to save the disc. Sometimes it is worth trying it since it usually costs less than $5-10 dollar for the entire process. If this fails, then you will have to spring for a new Xbox game. Hopefully though, this will be the last time you need such a surface.

Keep your Xbox games out of harm’s way, and always keep them in their cases or protective sleeves. If you do manage to get a scratch, try to repair with a home kit while the scratch is still fresh. Hopefully you should be able to keep playing with little interruption.

Xbox Disc Repair Options

Are you hooked on your Xbox system? If you are like most, you can’t live without your favorite Xbox game. But what happens when the unthinkable happens? Your favorite game has been played to the limits, and then one day it no longer works. Maybe another family member accidentally scratched the disc or maybe you can’t figure out what went wrong. So what do you do? Do you turn out and buy another copy? Well if you don’t want to spend another $50 getting a new disc, you may want to consider your Xbox disc repair options.

There are a few to choose from and may end up saving you quite a bit of money in the process.

Your first option is to do-it-yourself. Sometimes a simple wipe down with window cleaner with do the trick. If that doesn’t work, then you will need to go a bit deeper with a resurfacing kit. There are many disc resurfacing kits available at your local game store. They usually include a little device that will do the polishing, as well as a special cream that you will apply directly to your game disc. I would recommend practicing on an old game or CD to get the procedure down. Once you are confident start polishing away. Make sure to clean the disc thoroughly after this process, so that there is no residual cream.

If the do-it-yourself resurfacing doesn’t do the trick then it is time to consult the pros. Look in your local yellow pages or online directory for the nearest Xbox disc repair center. Many will be able to do the job for you while you wait, while others ask that you leave the disc overnight. Some of the best repair shops will loan you another copy of your damaged game so that you can keep playing while your disc is being repaired. Make sure to ask about the price beforehand to make sure it is even worth repairing- if it costs $45 dollars to resurface your Xbox disc you may be better off just buying new. Remember that there is no guarantee that your disc will work after the process, so be prepared.

Since nothing is guaranteed it is important to have a plan B. In this case, you may just want to buy a whole new game disc. That way you can be sure that you have many hours of game play ahead of you. Your best bet would be to look at a used Xbox disc store. You can purchase a gently used game for a fraction of the cost of one new. And always remember to handle your games with care.

Be careful not to scratch the surface and always keep them in their case or protective sleeve to prevent further damage. If there are small children or pets in your home, keep your Xbox games up high out of harm’s way. In the case of a scratch- your best bet is to treat it right away. The longer you let a scratch go untended the worse that it can get.

So good luck and game on!

Xbox 360 Repair

Is your Xbox in need of repair?

Then you are not alone. If you spend any great deal of time playing Xbox, you are bound to come up with a few problems here and there along the way. The key is to understand your options, and choose the best one for your needs and budget. Sometimes repairing your Xbox isn’t cost efficient and sometimes it is.

If you think that your Xbox needs repair, the first thing you want to do is troubleshoot your system a bit.

Unplug all of the cords from the back and then wait a few second and plug them in again. Sometimes a simple reboot will solve the problem. Try several different game discs to rule out any game problems as well. If none of these works then it is time to seek professional help.

If your game is still under warranty (normally if you bought it less than a year ago) then you may be able to send it back to the manufacturer for repairs. This is the best option as it usually won’t cost you anything out of pocket. You will need your warranty papers as well as your purchase receipt. You can first call the store that you purchased the item from. Many stores will return the item for you and give you a replacement system off of their shelves. If they are unable to help you then you can call Xbox to find out what the repair/replacement policy is.

If your system isn’t under warranty then you will have to find an Xbox repair shop.

Look in your local yellow pages and online for the dealer closest to you. Depending on where you live, you should have at least a few options. Always choose local whenever possible, because it will save on shipping fees and wait times. A good repair shop will have upfront pricing and come with customer recommendations. If you know of any friends or family members that used their service, ask them what they thought of the shop. Last, but not least make sure to find out how long it will take them to repair your Xbox. If it takes more than a week or two, you may want to consider going another route.

Make sure that you get the quote in writing as well as a written guarantee.

Most repair shops will over at least a 30 day guarantee on their work. So if you take it home and it breaks within a few days, you should be able to get it fixed for nothing. Know your rights and don’t be afraid to exercise them.
Use your common sense when looking for an Xbox repair shop. If they are going to charge you more to fix it then it is worth or take more than a week or two, you are probably better off just replacing the entire system. You can be playing again within hours! And this time save your warranty information incase of another breakdown.