Do your disks need protection? Ever consider a disk condom? Sounds crazy, but I picked up a 5 pack of d_skin disk protectors last week from Best Buy. Yes, I am supporting the enemy, but it is not my fault that someone gave me a gift card for Christmas, so I am not directly supporting that crap chain.
Anyway, the 5 pack version comes in a little metal canister and cost $5.95 (or maybe $6.95). Each disk slips over the underside of a disk (CD, game disk, DVD, etc), which protects the disk from getting scratches, while allow the laser on your player to read the media.
I picked up a pack because my oldest son does not understand the concept of not scratching his dad’s game disks (especially Need For Speed games). I just put these condoms on the games that Joshua is allowed to play, and then I do not have to worry about his grubby little hands ruining my games.
So far so good; no problems with my original PS2 reading any of these disks, and no new scratches on my games. I wish I would have thought of this; the manufactures have to be making a killing because these condoms probably cost next to nothing to manufacture. In fact, I am willing to bet that the little metal canister cost more than the 5 condoms. Oh well; maybe my day will come.