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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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  • Anonymous Aug 01, 2008

    I have the same exact problem. I got a used game (which probably is the problem) from a game store that sells used games, but I also did get a used game from the same game store about 6 months earlier. That game loads perfectly (a used Star Wars game) but the other one doesn't (a used Harry Potter game). I've tried to clean it, but nothing really physically seems to be wrong with either my GameCube nor my game.

  • Anonymous Dec 20, 2008

    while playing my game says disk read error please lok at instruction booklet

  • gchic Dec 23, 2008

    my grandsons nintendo gamecube won't read discs,it says read manual but we don't have one,please help!



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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


Try to wipe it with a washcloth!!!

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