Wii U Forum

Topic: scratched discs

Showing 1 to 8 of 8

AuthorMessage
Avatar

jsubbuteo

1. Posted:

Anyone else get scratched discs from the Wiiu? I have 4 physical games and two of them have really bad scratches on the top of the disc across the graphics near the center.

jsubbuteo

AuthorMessage
Avatar

brewsky

2. Posted:

So, the Wii U is scratching the top of your discs? If it's still under warranty, I would send it to Nintendo. It could become a serious problem.

For right now, be glad it's the top of the disc and not the bottom.

Now playing:
Super Smash Bros. for Wii U (Wii U) | Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS (3DS) | Fantasy Life (3DS)
AC:NL Dream Address: 4100-3259-5964
I would come up with a clever name for my backloggery, but my name prevents it.

Nintendo Network ID: brewsky93

AuthorMessage
Avatar

mipaol

3. Posted:

"Checks some of his more heavily played games, notices a speck of dust on Super Mario 3D World, blows said speck of dust off, thanks jsubbuteo for reminding him to "clean" his discs which are so babied as to be devoid of scratches or even the tiniest speck of dust or dander."

I hate discs, we never had to be so OCD about maintaining cartridges.

"Video games are bad for you? That's what they said about rock-n-roll." - Shigeru Miyamoto

Nintendo Network ID: mipaol

AuthorMessage
Avatar

Kodeen

4. Posted:

mipaol wrote:

I hate discs, we never had to be so OCD about maintaining cartridges.

On the flip side, finding a disc game still with the case is a heck of a lot easier than finding a cartridge with its original box.

Edited on by Kodeen

Kodeen

AuthorMessage
Avatar

mipaol

5. Posted:

Kodeen wrote:

mipaol wrote:

I hate discs, we never had to be so OCD about maintaining cartridges.

On the flip side, finding a disc game still with the case is a heck of a lot easier than finding a cartridge with its original box.

Aye because with cartridges we didn't need the case to protect the game, for many the box was simply wrapping to be discarded (which is unfortunate since now original boxes for classic games are at a premium) and over time the black sleeves and plastic caps for NES/SNES games became damaged and lost but the cartridges didn't suffer damage without them so nobody really cared.

As much as I like physical copies of games I guess this is a point in favor of digital copies, after all you can't scratch a digital download, or drop it in water, or lose it in a fire (assuming one can redownload the content should anything happen to the storage medium of course).

Edited on by mipaol

"Video games are bad for you? That's what they said about rock-n-roll." - Shigeru Miyamoto

Nintendo Network ID: mipaol

AuthorMessage
Avatar

The_Fox

6. Posted:

brewsky wrote:

For right now, be glad it's the top of the disc and not the bottom.

I wouldn't be glad. If you get scratches on the bottom of your disc you can buff them out but if the ones on the label side become serious enough to affect the game you're screwed.

"The government of the United States is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion."

-President John Adams

Treaty of Tripoly, article 11

AuthorMessage
Avatar

Falkor

7. Posted:

Call Nintendo tech support. They will help you. Even if you have to pay a modest repair fee, it's worth it. It would suck to be out a Wii U plus your games.

When I sit close to the stage, sometimes I get sweat or spit on me from the Runaway Five.

Nintendo Network ID: nickdakota

AuthorMessage
Avatar

Octane

8. Posted:

Clean your Wii U. I would've provided you with a dandy link, but alas, the online store is down. Nintendo sells their own cleaning kits, meant for cleaning the disc reader lens, but it'll remove other rubble as well.

Octane