Wii U Invalid Disc Error

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  1. Ichigo1000
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    I recently used Wii U along with 8 games off craigslist. Everything seems to be working, except one of the games, which was Super Smash Bros Wii U. This problem seems to only happen with that single game, as all the other games read fine. I have contacted the seller and he he hadn't touched it in months and it worked fine before.

    The game itself doesn't seem to be heavily damaged or anything. But you can see some light scratches under light if you are looking for them.

    I tried cleaning it gently using a microfiber cloth (and tried it multiple times) but I still had no luck getting the game to be recognized. I also tried to cleaning it gently with a bit of soap and water, which still didn't work. If anyone has experienced this or have any ideas on what I should do, I would greatly appreciate it.
     
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  2. Alex4U

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    That's happend me the same with Splatoon, i just executed and reinserted the disc .-.
    Maybe is the disc?
     
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    Yup it is definitely the disk. I haven't gotten it to work once though. I heard some people had luck with using Pledge, but I'm not sure if it would work considering i tried using soap already. I could be wrong though.
     
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    What?! You used soup?! Well, i know using soup in disc damages the disc.
     
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    I used soap not soup, it was recommended by some people.
     
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    Sorry, my phone is failing :c
    Try with another disc?
     
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    All the other discs work flawlessly, it just happens with smash
     
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    Have you tried with another smash disc?
     
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    I don't have another one so i cant, but I'm pretty sure another smash disc will work.
     
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    Meanwhile, why don't use the Brazilian method to install Smash and don't buy the disc? xD
     
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    It happens the same with my New Super Mario Bros. U + New Super Luigi U (2nd hand btw), That disc had some minor scratches that were near the center of the disc.
    I had to go to a local game store and they polished the disc for 3 euros (not very much).
    You should do the same, it won't cost you that much
     
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    That seems to be my case, the centre of the disc seems to have this circular scratch. Is it possible For the disc to still not work after being polished?
     
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    It should work if the scratch is not a very heavy one
     
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    Uh? So the disc have scratchs in the code bar? (Center?) I think because that, doesn't read the disc.
     
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    Yes the center has like a ring sort of scratch in the white part part of the disc in the center. To be honest, I'm not even sure if I should call it a scratch because it doesn't look like those typical scratches that you see reflected by light though.
     
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    Just use the Brazilean method and install the game on the Wii U (after all you have the disc)
     
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    Yeah, and you don't waste more money buying another Smash Disc .-.
     
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    If there is a way to fix this, it will be great, because i do want that disc to hold value. I heard toothpaste works, but I'm kind of hesitant to use it.
     
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    if the scratch is on the disc code then it might have a hard time reading the code and then wont see it as a legit wii u disc.
     
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    Ah, is there anything I can do about it? Also, is there any data on the white ring near the center of the disc? Thats there that ring like line is. One of my other discs also have it, but it works no problem. I'm assuming the code bar the the outer one with many tiny lines around it.
     
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