Gamecube won't play games at all!

Discussion in 'Games' started by macsrockmysocks, Jul 28, 2006.

  1. macsrockmysocks macrumors regular

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    This has been happening since last year, but I have not played it because of this problem. I insert a disc, you can here it try to read it, but it just stops and says it cannot read the discs. I have tried every disc I have, none work. I never touched the lens, or any other part for that matter. I want to know if anyone else has had this problem, and if you did, what did you do?
     
  2. OnceUGoMac macrumors 6502a

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    Same thing happenned to me, I tried to see if I could fix it, ended up messing it up more.:D
     
  3. macsrockmysocks thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thank you for experimenting with yours before I do it to mine:D
     
  4. Sutekidane macrumors 6502a

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    rub a q-tip soaked in rubbing alcohol on the lens, then take the other dry end of the q-tip and dry it. try then.
     
  5. SodaPopMonster macrumors regular

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    Same thing here-I think the motor might have just given out.

    Sad, innit?
     
  6. Tommyg117 macrumors 6502a

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    It has not happened to my gamecube, however, it DID happen to my PS2 and alcohol on the lens did the trick and made it run perfectly again.
     
  7. macsrockmysocks thread starter macrumors regular

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    Hmm, alcohol didn't work... This is getting upsetting. I want to play Starfox so bad! Anyone know any other methods?
     
  8. Dagless macrumors Core

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    Drink the alcohol, sign the Gamecube and sell it on eBay as "George Clooneys broken Gamecube".
     
  9. OnceUGoMac macrumors 6502a

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  10. macsrockmysocks thread starter macrumors regular

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    OMGWTFROFL!!!!! Omg, where did you come up with this?!!! lol.:D
     
  11. plinkoman macrumors 65816

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    wow, i've never heard of anything going wrong with a nintendo system before. :eek:

    in any case, call them about it; there service is great. I'd imagine they would take care of a problem like that for you

    yes, yes it will.
     
  12. eva01 macrumors 601

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    I had something like this happen a while back.

    Sent gamecube in to Nintendo and they replaced the motor and worked fine since.

    It only happened sporadically and only with certain games
     
  13. Killyp macrumors 68040

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    You could always try spinning the disk with your finger (remember they go clockwise) and then quickly closing the tray and activating the game. If it can then read it fine then it means the motor's burnt out.
     
  14. GFLPraxis macrumors 604

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    My GameCube started to suffer occasional random disk read errors. My solution? The current issue of GameInformer (the Need For Speed Carbon one) has a coupon for +$20 on tradein of a console, and GameStop pays $10 for a broken GameCube. $10+$20 = $30, and a refurb GameCube is $60- so I basicly got a new GameCube for $30...
     
  15. sam10685 macrumors 68000

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    sell the gamecube on ebay as broken and get a few bucks for it then go get a brand new one. they're only 99 bucks. i can find 99 bucks in change on the floor.
     
  16. sam10685 macrumors 68000

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    sounds like what i do every morning to my sister's PC. it never works.
     
  17. sam10685 macrumors 68000

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    The Wii will do everything pretty much.
     
  18. Fezwick macrumors 6502

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    I had no idea that Gamestop bought broken GameCubes. When mine busted, I threw it in the trash and bought a new one. Luckily it was around christmas time. The bundles at the time were awesome. A GC, 2 controllers and Double Dash for $99. I'll take it!
     

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