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Re: what to do with defective discs? updated//sorry huge pics

Post by bicostp » Tue Nov 03, 2009 12:39 pm

Can your digital camera do video?

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Re: what to do with defective discs? updated//sorry huge pics

Post by ttsgeb » Tue Nov 03, 2009 4:10 pm

Sharpen the edges, make throwing disc, see what you can get them to embed themselves in, then call it embedded storage in a *object* and sell it on ebay as a novelty item to make people laugh.

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Re: what to do with defective discs? updated//sorry huge pics

Post by brandonk318 » Wed Nov 04, 2009 11:33 am

bicostp wrote:Can your digital camera do video?quote]

My camera doesn't have a video feature but I came up with some cool designs with the discs. I will post them later on today
ttsgeb wrote:Sharpen the edges, make throwing disc, see what you can get them to embed themselves in, then call it embedded storage in a *object* and sell it on ebay as a novelty item to make people laugh.
yeah but sharp objects + ebay= death...

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Post by brandonk318 » Wed Nov 04, 2009 6:51 pm

got some pics of some of the designs I just thought up and threw them together.....Image
small cd triangle
amount of discs 5
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from the front
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big cd triangle
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from the back as well
ok guys what do you think about this...any design ideas?

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Re: what to do with defective discs? updated 11/4 sorry hugepics

Post by avert1 » Wed Nov 04, 2009 7:16 pm

CD motorcycle! (By the way, nice...triangle)

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Post by joeyjoe9876 » Wed Nov 04, 2009 7:22 pm

fill a whole wall with a chain of those! that would look awesome
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Re: what to do with defective discs? updated 11/4 sorry hugepics

Post by Aguiluz » Thu Nov 05, 2009 3:43 am

Are all the discs scratched in a particular way? The discs at pg. 1 seems to be scored through a scratching machine to make the discs useless.
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Post by blaze3927 » Thu Nov 05, 2009 4:09 am

how much would it cost you to ship a heap of them to australia? i might be interesting in buying some for my friends art project?
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Post by brandonk318 » Fri Nov 06, 2009 12:04 pm

Aguiluz wrote:Are all the discs scratched in a particular way? The discs at pg. 1 seems to be scored through a scratching machine to make the discs useless.
Some discs were from customers that traded them in and the guys behind the counter didn't check to see if they were repairable. And we run it through our disc repair machine which basically is a sand paper grinder with a water spout to keep the disc from warping.Still the discs were messed up. And sometimes a new guy doesn't check to see if the water is on or not. Or he doesn't watch it just in case if the disc is put in the machine with too much pressure pressing down as it spins. Its a headache sometimes but it works great.
blaze3927 wrote:how much would it cost you to ship a heap of them to australia? i might be interesting in buying some for my friends art project?
pm me your postal code and I will check and see how much, ok? also how many discs so I can find out about the shipping?

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Post by blaze3927 » Fri Nov 06, 2009 7:08 pm

how many have you got? i l know you said a lot but.... how long is a piece of string
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Post by brandonk318 » Sat Nov 07, 2009 10:21 am

blaze3927 wrote:how many have you got? i l know you said a lot but.... how long is a piece of string
pm'd about the postal stuff
I did have about a thousand at one point but some people wanted. And i think I may have about 500 something left out of the bunch. The pic with the chord through the spindle( first page pics) is six foot but its still full and very heavy.

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Post by HotDog-Cart » Sun Nov 08, 2009 3:47 pm

I dont know if anyone mentioned but...

If a disc is scratched on the label side, theres no way to fix it. That scratch just went through the data/information layer.

(The gamestore I work at has a disc repairing machine, and I'm the one who operates it.)

Take the CD, and hold it up to a light source. If you can see light shining through, its toast. (AKA: Broken.)
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Post by Hobbes » Sun Nov 08, 2009 4:08 pm

bicostp wrote:Can your digital camera do video?

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:roll: This was (nearly) funny the first 30 times you did it. Now it's just kinda annoying. :? Can I ask you to please stop?
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Re: what to do with defective discs? updated 11/4 sorry hugepics

Post by brandonk318 » Sun Nov 08, 2009 4:35 pm

HotDog-Cart wrote:I dont know if anyone mentioned but...

If a disc is scratched on the label side, theres no way to fix it. That scratch just went through the data/information layer.

(The gamestore I work at has a disc repairing machine, and I'm the one who operates it.)

Take the CD, and hold it up to a light source. If you can see light shining through, its toast. (AKA: Broken.)
I am very much aware because I too work at a store that doesn't buy anything with a label scratch. But then again I am not the new guys that buy them. What really is bad if you have been looking for a game for the longest and someone brings it in and it is damage beyond repair....brings a tear to my eye :(

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Re: what to do with defective discs? updated 11/4 sorry hugepics

Post by bicostp » Sun Nov 08, 2009 5:15 pm

HotDog-Cart wrote:Take the CD, and hold it up to a light source. If you can see light shining through, its toast. (AKA: Broken.)
Yep.

I have a couple old CDs that have bit rot. Hold them up to the light and it's covered in dots. It's a shame, too. One is an old QuickTime 1.0 developer demo CD. :(

Hobbes wrote::roll: This was (nearly) funny the first 30 times you did it. Now it's just kinda annoying. :? Can I ask you to please stop?
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