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Hello

I have been playing gta 5 for a couple of weeks now and Im deep into the game ( I LOVE IT)

Anyway, the game suddenly stopped today and I got a message sayin the disc is unreadable. It is on the XBOX 360. I did not install the "play disc" as recommended by Rock Star. I immediately took the disc out and it has apparently been somehow scratched by the 360. I havent moved the console and havent taken the disc out since I bought it.

Obviously the place i bought it isnt going to swap it out. ( I called)

I was thinking that maybe I could just install the "play" disc to a USB drive and continue playing it that way. The problem is that I dont have a functional play disc anymore, and from what I can tell RedBox only has the PS3 version.

Since I technically and legally own the game, is there somewhere I could possible download the data to the USB? Im not asking for any kind of illegal advice or anything like that, Im just wondering how Im going to avoid purchasing the game again and possibly risk this happening again. Also I would like to point out that there are no types of rental places other than redbox in my area, they are extinct.



Thanks guys for any help

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Salvage the CD, search the net for something that can clear it up, are they deep?
     
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cant you just use the toothpaste method to clean the disc?
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People have had issues installing the Play Disc, and if the disc is unreadable, I doubt it would make it through the installation.
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xbox 360 disc readers still scratch discs?

did you read the warning about moving or being in proximity to the machine?
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These scratches are pretty bad... easily visible and I can physically feel the groove if I gently slide my fingernail across the scratch..... I doubt conventional repair methods are going to help.

I am going to try to see if it will make it through an installation to USB but I highly doubt it.



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Your local movie/game rental place should have a disc repair machine.
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Your local movie/game rental place should have a disc repair machine.

This... I'd bet a cool GameStop employee might be willing to throw it in their machine and see if it worked for you.

They also make cheap ones which are often sold at Wal-Mart - but I think they're only decent at cleaning the disc, I doubt they can really buff out a scratch like they say they can.
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This... I'd bet a cool GameStop employee might be willing to throw it in their machine and see if it worked for you.

They also make cheap ones which are often sold at Wal-Mart - but I think they're only decent at cleaning the disc, I doubt they can really buff out a scratch like they say they can.

My local Family Video repairs discs for like, $2.50 o.o
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