How to Fix a Scratched Wii Game

By Brenda Priddy

Updated September 22, 2017

Items you will need

  • Soft cloths

  • Cotton swabs

  • Toothpaste

  • Dish soap

  • Car interior cleaner

  • Disc repair machine

  • CD case

Scratches on the surface of Wii games means reduced playability.
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Most Wii games cost between $20 and $60 as of 2010, so it can be extremely annoying when the game gets a scratch and can't play. The Wii games are on discs that can be repaired the same as many other discs. That means there are a handful of home methods that can be tried to fix the scratch.

Home Repair

Add 1 tsp. of dish soap to a bowl full of warm water. Mix the soap into the water until bubbles start to form.

Dip a soft cloth into the soapy water. Wipe the cloth on the bottom of the disc from the inner ring out toward the outer edge. Dry the disc then test it in the Wii to see if the issue is resolved.

Place a small amount of white, non-gel toothpaste onto a cotton swab. Clean the disc again, then gently rub the toothpaste in small circles inside the scratch. This method can only work with non-gel toothpaste; any other kind will make the problem worse. Clean the game with soap again. Rinse it and test the disc once more.

Wipe car cleaner over the surface of the game using the same method as the toothpaste treatment. This cleaner should fill in the cracks and make them nearly invisible. Usually this is enough to get all but the deepest scratches off of the surface.


If none of these methods work, there are scratch remover machines that can fix minor and medium sized disc scratches. Most of these machines cost between $500 and $1,000 in 2010.