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Disk read error

While playing on his gamcube, my son will get the "disk read error" during the middle of the game. This occurs on both old and new disks. Any suggestions?

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  • Ray Clark May 08, 2007

    One additional thing we have noticed is when we get the read errors the disk has stopped spinning. Opening and closing the case starts it back. Would that still be a cleaning or POT issue

  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2014

    When try to play game error appears on screen

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I had that problem 2 for a while, all you have to do usually is clean the reader with a good lens cleaner, you can get them for like $10 at a glasses store, i would recommend buying one if you have allot of disk readers that you have problems with. The other thing to do is to check to see if the reader is jammed, that can be a real problem, just wiggle it and it will come lose. Before playing move the reader to the outside of the disk slot, close the case, turn on the GC and then once the menu comes up go to the play game selection at the top of the cube like menu and select it, then insert the game and close the lid, tell it to play and its almost garenteed to work, if not you need to get it or the game you are trying to play fixed.

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The problem could be that the lens is waring out... not problem though, this can be fixed quite easily (if it salvageable, that is, and that it hasn't degraded too much..) There is something called a POT of the lens, which is basically the power and spread the laser uses to read discs.. over time, its figure reduces, and if it reaches too low, or beyond a certain point, it could render the lens and machine useless.. if you want to try, you can open up the machine to tweak the POT level.. which is in no way harmful if you adjust it within reasonable limits... Here is a guide to doing it, and what will be required, if it seems to be the only option you have left... http://modthatcube.pxn-os.com/content/pot.htm I'd personally recommend adjusting the POT once in a while anyways, for maintenance, and once you do it once, will only take 5-8 minutes each time.. I've also noticed that stuff loads faster since I adjusted mine..

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Get some canned duster spray and spray the holes on the side of the gamecube

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Poen and close the lid

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Try running a CD Lens cleaner through the machine, Special Gamecube cleaners are available.

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