You how do I avoid this, I can be careful every time I put an Xbox 360 game in the disc tray and make sure it is centered, but the damage is already done. The store is out of the game and your whole afternoon is wasted. The Solution Copy your Xbox 360 games.The Xbox 360 “Circular Scratch of Death” is defined as a scratch, circular in form, around the outside edge of an Xbox 360 game. Causing the game to skip, lock up, or give a disc read error making it virtually unplayable.
-As defined by me-
It has happened to all of us. We arrive home from work or school excited to play our favorite game, we drop everything in our hands, grab the controller, and turn the Xbox 360 on. We pop the game out of the case and into the Xbox 360. The Xbox 360 can either be in the vertical or horizontal stance. We slide the disc tray in either by pushing the tray or pushing the “eject” button.
The disc tray slides all the way in the system and starts to read the disc by spinning it faster and faster. All of the sudden you hear a horrific sound coming from the video game system. You rush back from the couch to the Xbox 360 and hit the eject button as fast as humanly possible. As it is ejecting your hoping you got there fast enough and it didn’t cause any damage, but deep down inside you know it is too late and the game is damage beyond repair. You pick the disc up and slowly turn it over to see the Xbox 360 “Circular Scratch of Death”. You then realize that when you originally inserted the disc somehow it became off balance in the tray and when it start spinning at maximum speed it was touch the tray which caused the scratch.
You pop the game back in being very careful to make sure it is sitting perfectly in the disc tray, knowing that it probably doesn’t even matter now. You put the game back into the system, thinking that maybe, just maybe it will still work. That the scratch isn’t deep enough to cause a gameplay malfunction…It won’t even read the disc, and if it does it skips or locks up during gameplay. There it goes, $50 down the drain.
You how do I avoid this, I can be careful every time I put an Xbox 360 game in the disc tray and make sure it is centered, but the damage is already done. The store is out of the game and your whole afternoon is wasted. The Solution Copy your Xbox 360 games.