SkipDr for XBOX Disc Repair and Cleaning System
so my saints row 4 disk had a ton of scratches and my Xbox couldn't read it so when i put it in to the disk repair system the same results showed up my review is don't waste 15$ on some thing that doesn't work. PS it still doesn't work.
Takes a while but it works.
I originally bought this for my CoD: WaW game that had the perfect circles on the disc. I tried it the first time, it read the disc but would not load the game menu. So I popped the game back into the SkipDr and gave it a go again, but it still would not load.. After the 4th try in the SkipDr I said, "I'll give the SkipDr a 5th try and if it doesn't work, I'll just give up and buy a new disc."..... I guess 5 is my luck number, because it worked! If you give the device some patience, it WILL work.
Just what the Dr ordered!
So I will admit that I was skeptical about this. Sure I had a damaged DVD and borrowed a friends Manual SkipDr to fix it and it worked.....but these are game right? Nope. Does not make a bit of difference. From a lightly scratched game I got at a yard sale (an original Xbox game) to a new game that had received some etched grove via a friend turning my Xbox 360 when the game was in it.
I was not all that hopeful. But I did not want to pay the price that I saw on some other products. Took it out, put the batteries in. Followed the instructions and both game discs work flawlessly. I sprayed the disc lightly (one pump per half) put it in and ran it around twice. The only thing was that after cleaning 2 discs some of the plastic on the FlexiWheel was shaved off where the wheel rubbed against the casing.
Even though the grove is there and I can see it the Xbox can read it. I noted that indeed there is the 'spiral' mark on the discs, but even with the DVD repair that was there. Justpart of the removal of the damaged buffer zone. Well be getting the DVD one as well just to do those if there is a need. WOW I am a convert. I would recommend if you have a Xbox and play games buy this and keep it around!
works on deeeeeeeep scratches
i recently bought one to fix a circular gouge in one of my games. followed the instructions exactly but did not work. in all fairness, it probably would work for light scratches. looked at the design and realized it was ~800 grit sandpaper on a flexible wheel and the "solution" was highly purified water with a bit of alcohol to keep the sandpaper lubed. having a lot of experience with "wet sanding" i decided to go well beyond the instructed 2 revolutions max and did more like 15-20 minutes. keep in mind that i used over half the small bottle of "solution" to keep the sandpaper wheel well lubed. i was planning to buy a replacement game if it failed. i do not recommend using the SkipDx that way but it worked for me. i just kept going until the gouge turned into a light scratch. i decided to stop at that point before i caused irreparable damage to the game. To finish it off, i used mother's carnuba cleaner wax. if my disc gets damaged again i'll probably have to buy another one since i "wet sanded" off so much material.
i really like the design. the flexible wheel keeps even pressure on the surface of the disc. i also like the motor that spins the wheel and disc at an even pace. without those features i would not have been able to minimize the gouge so significantly. i would highly recommend it to a friend.
I tried it again and it fixed my MW3 xbox disc. After the last time, I hesitated but i tried it again and MW3 completely works. I guess it just takes a couple of times to fix a perfect circle.
Scary but Working Product!
I bought this from Gamestop today over Call of Duty ELITE because I don't play much MW3 and I miss my old WAW. So, I bought it and came home and decided to try it out on my WAW disk as that is the ONLY reason I bought it, I mean Its good to have but WAW is the only reason I bought it then and there. I came home read the instructions and tried it, I used the Disk Repair Solution by Spraying on the Liquid it gives you, Then I put it in the machine and let it do 2 spins like it says then I buffed it out and tried the disk. It didnt work! I got so mad and nervous, I could be playing extra COD MW3 maps and should have just bought a new WAW! Im an idiot, so I calmed down and tried it again. I did it to the letter on the instructions, and buffed it out a little extra hard. THEN I used the cleaning part of the kit, sprayed on the cleaning solution and then using the microfiber cloth I cleaned it. Well needless to say im installing COD WAW to my harddrive and it is at 68%. From going completely unreadable to even worse then to now being able to install it to my hard drive. Im a very happy camper.
Now its 71% Woot, This is amazing just make sure you follow the instructions TO THE LETTER and make sure you use the CLEANING PART of the Kit AFTER You use the repair part. This is a great product just make sure you know what your doing and understand this is for XBOX GAMES only, not regular Disks or PS3 disks, they have machines specifically for those types of disks! Either way, 5 stars!
Sounds good, but not all that good.
I got this to repair my MW3 Xbox 360 disc. I read the reviews and it said it would repair perfect circle scratches. It didn't and it made it worse. I guess it's for minor scratches only and not minor perfect circle scratches that aren't deep. It came with a dirt cleaner which works on discs but really, I should of just when to a store to repair it or buy a new one.
it will work for you
it cleaned my scratches perfect, so it could clean
I was skeptical about this product working tried it on one of my sons games and he popped it in and it worked. Surprised we tried another more damaged game and not the same results, however this disk had alot more scratches. We will give it a try on more games but so far Iam pleasantly surprised. I would recommend this product.
It actually works.
So far it repaired all of the circle scrathes that some of my games have. There are a few problems with it though 1st when you do fix it it leaves some sort of mark and you cant sell that game to GameStop. The 2nd thing is that when you run out of the cleaning liquid it's hard to find a replacement. Overall I'd say it's worth it if you have a lot of games that have bad scratches.