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    Default Is it possible to repair a game disc cracked in half?

    I recently brought that gun game for the PS2 ( time something. I have it in storage now ) and the game disc is in two pieces on purpose. I was wondering if there is a special kit to repair such a disc.

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    Nope.

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    that's right, once the data layer of the disc has been broken it's finished. It is not possible to stick the two halves of the data layer back together because
    a) When the disk cracked in half some of the data layer may have flaked off the disc or may have been damaged but still stuck on
    b) Realigning the tracks on both halves would probably require an electron microscope and a 100 years worth of patience.

    Sorry about your loss. What do you mean "on purpose" though?
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    Well image if it was a perfect cut and all you needed to do was just glue enough with no residue leaking out. Like I would just get a micro glue gun and let is set with no spilling then play?

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    not likely as there would still be data missing or damaged at a microscopic level
    and just one screwed up 1 or 0 and it's game over................sounds more trouble than it would be worth anyways..............
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    Seriously man, it just won't work. Just by being cut in half would have irreversibly destroyed a crapload of data.
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    just beat me to the punch there OldSchoolGamer
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    Impossible by normal means, but I bet future archivists would be able to recover most of the data via some sort of microscopic analysis of the pieces.
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    Yeah try it, then watch your laser jam at the outer most end of it's travel.

    No seriously, don't try it, it can't work.

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    not to mention, the added weight of the glue + slight shape change could cause the disc to spin strangely...

    but yeah, I don't see this ever working

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    Quote Originally Posted by ErmangelnSeelen View Post
    not to mention, the added weight of the glue + slight shape change could cause the disc to spin strangely...

    but yeah, I don't see this ever working
    also, when the disc is spinning fast a lot of force is generated on the disc and it could shatter inside your ps2 if the glue doesn't hold.
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    ok...i just gotta say it... by that time, what makes you think we'll still be using discs ^_-

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    Presumably, you'd just put the disc pieces into your Black & Decker & Yutani scanning electron "magic box" and it would automatically detect, reassemble, and provide you with the data.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FABombjoy View Post
    Presumably, you'd just put the disc pieces into your Black & Decker & Yutani scanning electron "magic box" and it would automatically detect, reassemble, and provide you with the data.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FABombjoy View Post
    Presumably, you'd just put the disc pieces into your Black & Decker & Yutani scanning electron "magic box" and it would automatically detect, reassemble, and provide you with the data.
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    Exactly! To the computers of the future, a broken CD will be as simple to them as a cracked stone tablet would be to us.

    Don't forget the collection tray or all your data will drip all over the counter.

    On a serious note, I wouldn't be surprised if places like Ontrack already have the capability to read data from a broken disc. There is a fairly substantial level of error correction that could assist in recovering data.

    Myself, I'd probably just buy a new copy of "time something".

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    Gun, a PS2 game. A game barely alive. Gentlemen, we can rebuild it. We have the technology. We have the capability to build the world's first bionic game disc. Gun will be that game disc. Better than it was before. Better, stronger, faster...

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