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Games initial load before Play Starts receive error 'cannot read disk see instruction manual'

Games initial load completes.  Before actual Play Session starts I receive an error 'GameCube cannot cannot read disk see instruction manual'

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Re: Games initial load before Play Starts receive error...

If this happens for only some games, you should try cleaning the discs with a disc cleaner. Otherwise, you could try asking around at stores like circuit city, radioshack, best buy, etc. for what you could use to clean the lens, the part that reads the disc in your gamecube. If that doesn't work, chances are that the lens is damaged and your only hope is to send it in for repairs or get a new gamecube (or Wii).        

Posted on Oct 21, 2007

Re: Games initial load before Play Starts receive error 'cannot read disk see instruction manual' - Nintendo GameCube...

Try to wipe it with a washcloth!!!

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your problem is with the actual games. try checking the disk underside for scratches-fingerprints-dirt et,c.
wipe the disk with a soft cloth ( yellow duster types good ) wipe from inside edge outwards, if they are very dirty. use a mild solution of washing up liquid and luke warm water. wipe with the solution from inner to outer edge. then dry and buff ( polish ) with a soft dry cloth. if this does,nt work. try a laser cleaning disk in the Drive.
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