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Disc reading error

I have a gamecube game and when i get up to a certain spot in the game it says that the disc cannot be read and ive tried cleaniing it but cleaning it doesnt work how do i fix it

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You might want to take it to either a video game store or a movie rental place and see if they can resurface the disk for you might cost a couple of bucks but ushally they will do it. It might help but about the only thing that I can think of to solve this.

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The game disk could not be read.


It sounds like the disc reader is dirty, it's the little clear circle right under where a disc would go, closest to the back of the unit.
To clean, open disc cover, locate the disc reader, use a dry soft towel or some toilet paper and gently wipe it off, sometimes even a little dust can cause a problem. This should do the trick. If it doesn't, then either the disc is scratched or the Game Cube has something wrong with it.
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It probably is the games, buddy. I mean, if the disc wouldn't read on THREE different systems...it's blatantly obvious that the disc is corrupted. Try it a few times more, and if that doesn't work, then you should probably buy a new game. Depending on the game, it should only cost $9.99 to $49.99. I'm a self-proclaimed Nintendo expert, so that sounds like the right price range. If that is unaffordable, then why did you buy the GameCube in the first place! But, seriously. Also, is it just one game? Or do you have more than one game and all of them won't work? Either way, it's probably the games that are not working.

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