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My Nintendo Game Cube runs fine when I turn it on. Howver when I insert a disc it usually just says there is no disc. Sometimes it will decide to work if I persist with it enough. Is there anything I can do to fix this problem?

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Spin the disk fast and close the and turn it on

Posted on Aug 03, 2007

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I have the same problem: but only with a couple of discs, most notably SSBM. I just think they have gotten too scratched for the laser to read the copyright key at the beginning of the disk. The solution is simple: spin the disk quite quickly before you close the lid (not too hard tho... that'll just make it worse)that sets the disk rotating and when the machine turns on, the laser will fire and see that there is a changing stream of bits. Thus it will decide to spin the disk more and load. Just spin the disk by hand- it's worked for me!

Posted on Jul 28, 2007

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In my experience this is most often caused by the laser, a fix for which requires opening the unit and turning up a small potentiometer to up the laser's output. it's all easy enough and i've done it with great success on my own GC, but opening the unit requires nintendo's proprietary screwdriver. short of purchasing this online (many retailers sell it), you'll find a lot of suggestions to heat up the plastic on the back of a bic pen and press it against the screws such that the plastic hardens in the right form. it took a few tries, but this is what i did and it worked.

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Two cheap and easy fixes I can think of that MIGHT help, short of opening the unit, would be to get a can of compressed air, and spray around the fan area, and the disc bay. also use a clean swab dipped in alcohol, and gently clean the laser lens

Posted on Jun 17, 2007

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