No. When a scratched game comes into GameStop, it is simply broken and sent to a warehouse to be repaired.
Does your console or controller need repairs? We can fix it! Just bring your qualifying products to any GameStop Store and we’ll take care of the rest.
It costs $0.40 on average to repair a disc, which could easily pay for itself if all goes well.
Either go to a place like Gamestop or a professional scratch repair company. They usually charge around $4 to $5 to reject your game disc and remove the scratches. This allows the console to read the disc and you can then play your game.
You can sell broken PS4 consoles to GameStop. They repair your console and sell it at a higher price for a profit. However, keep in mind that they do not accept every broken console that users bring to their stores.
You can ask someone at your local gamestop to clean it for you, or call your local electronics store and see if they offer this service.
Toothpaste is just abrasive enough to grind away nicked areas to a smoother surface. Small scratches and scuffs are much easier to repair than deep gouges. Some CD repair services can fix the disc with special polishing machines, but these are difficult to use without causing damage.
Typical prices to repair your disc range from $1 to $5 per disc. It’s probably best to call and ask ahead of time as there is often only one or two staff members who know how to operate the machine and they may not be working when you come around.
Apply a small dab of white toothpaste or metal polish to a clean, lint-free (ie, lint-free) cloth and rub very gently from the center of the disc outwards along the scratch. Cover the entire length of the scratch and repeat twice to be sure.
Signs of CD rot
There are two ways to visually identify CD rot: When the CD is held up to strong light, light shines through several pinholes. Discoloration of the disc that looks like a coffee stain on the disc. See also CD Bronzes.