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.