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Old 03-20-2006, 11:57 PM   #1
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I'm having problems with some of my GC discs....I get a 'refer to the Gamecube Guide for instructions' deal. So I take the disk out, wipe it softly with a soft cloth and sometimes she kicks back in and sometimes she doesn't.
There are some minor scratches on the disk, but no gouges. It does it 'when it feels like it' which is pissing me off even more.
Should I :
Replace said game?
Buy Disk Doctor?
Or Buy New cube?
Or any of the above.
All suggestions would be appreciated.
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Old 03-21-2006, 01:28 AM   #2
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Try out the games on another Gamecube. I think you're having problems with the GC disc drive.
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Old 03-21-2006, 04:44 AM   #3
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Get yourself a can of air and blow out the lens. Also, take a DRY q-tip, and GENTLY wipe the lens off . They tend to get dusty and end up doing the same thing you're having issues with.
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Old 03-21-2006, 05:49 AM   #4
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> Try out the games on another Gamecube. I think you're having
> problems with the GC disc drive.

That would suck if the motor goes out. Maybe there are good parts to buy somewhere?
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Old 03-21-2006, 10:56 AM   #5
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Been there, done that. I'm gonna try Kitsune's suggestion.
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Old 03-22-2006, 12:37 AM   #6
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> That would suck if the motor goes out. Maybe there are good
> parts to buy somewhere?

I don't think you can buy replacement GC drives. It's not as easy as say, an XBox drive (which uses DVD drives which aren't that different from the ones you can't buy). So it's either buy a new Gamecube, or replace the entire lens mechanism with parts from another dead GC (the best choice, in my opinion) or send it to Nintendo for repairs. :\
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Old 04-09-2006, 05:18 PM   #7
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Try recalibrating the laser.
http://www.scatmania.org/archives/20...cube-repair/2/
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Old 04-09-2006, 11:47 PM   #8
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> Try recalibrating the laser.
htt> p://www.scatmania.org/archives/2006/01/13/gamecube-repair/2/

Isn't that kind of dangerous without a multimeter to check the settings?
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Old 04-09-2006, 11:57 PM   #9
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Any true technician can measure it by moistening his finger tips and bridging the solder points.*

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Old 04-10-2006, 10:13 AM   #10
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> Isn't that kind of dangerous without a multimeter to check
> the settings?
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There is no universaly ideal setting, it varies from laser to laser.
So measuring it would not do much good.
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