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Gamecube wont turn on

Power connected but my gamecube wont turn on is there a way to fix it?

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If it wont turn on try to to check the the outlet the other cables probably thats the problem

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Error message . to turn off power. call service. will not run game

Well there is a hardware issue with the gamecube that needs to be fixed then. Or you could buy a wii and play gamecube games on a wii like i do instead. Wii's are better than gamecubes are because they both play wii and gamecube disc's too.

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When I turn on the gamecube it says, " The game disk could not be read. Please read the Nitendo Gamecube instruction booklet for more information" I already cleaned it like five times and it...

your consoles lens is bad if cleaning it did not affect the performance. you should take it to gamestop they fix consoles and a used gamecube is only twenty dollars there.

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The power cord was pulled out while the nintendo gamecube was loading up. now it says" an error has occurred turn the power off and check the nintendo gamecube instruction booklet for further...

I think that the ac adapter when it was pulled might of damaged the gamecube to some excent
so now it has a hardware issue that needs to be fixed then.

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I bought a gamecube online and it wont spin the disk

Sounds like you need the Gamecube sensor switch replaced. That is a small door device for detecting when the Gamecube DVD door or lid is closed allowing disc initiation to begin. When your Gamecube doesn't detect disk at all and simply continues the message: "Please insert a NINTENDO GAMECUBE DISC," this is the problem. You can test this by inserting a game disc, opening the Gamecube door, and then closing it. If the message "Please insert a NINTENDO GAMECUBE DISC" remains unchanged, and there is no spinning of the disk, then your GameCube lid closed door sensor is probably broken and should be replaced. You can search Google for Part GCPT032, or for GameCube Lid Closed Door Sensor.


An easy fix if you know how to open the Cube. It's cable simply plugs in, and it is held by one tiny screw.

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My gamecube wont work

If you are getting the specific message, "An error has occurred. Turn the Power Off and check the Nintendo GameCube Instruction Booklet for further instructions." This means there may be an internal problem with the system.
  1. Check Individual Game Disc problems or Multiple Game Disc problems (depending upon how many games exhibit the problem) to see if the cause of the message is a dirty or damaged disc.
  2. If the disc appears fine or works properly in another system, this means there is an internal problem with the system. A repair will need to be set up. Please use our convenient repair options.

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Fix gamecube

check all your cables, i had the same problem and it ended up being a joystick with an exposed wire. i actually returned the first gamecube because of this but when the second one had the same problem i ended up searching on the net for answers. the gamecube shuts itself down as a safety feature so just double check all you cables, the problem joystick in my case was hardly noticeable so look closely, gluk!!

If the power shuts off during game play (even as much as 30 minutes after the system is turned on), then turns off and won't turn back on or the fan isn't working, the system needs repair.

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Gamecube - blank screen, disc wont spin, power light and fan work.

Troubleshooting - Power

No Power
Make sure that the words "Nintendo GameCube" are molded into the AC adapter. Unlicensed products are not fully compatible and may not work correctly.
Make sure the Nintendo GameCube has good ventilation. For best results, make sure that the system rests on an open, flat surface. Avoid operating the Nintendo GameCube while it's on carpeting or inside an enclosed space.
Check the vents on the sides of the Nintendo GameCube for a build-up of dust. The system will shut down if it cannot vent properly to prevent overheating. If there is a build-up, remove it using a vaccum cleaner with a soft brush attachment.
Avoid the use of unlicensed products such as memory cards, controllers, and cheat devices. Some of these products are poorly manufactured and may result in damage to your system. If one of these products is attached to your system, remove it and try resetting the AC adaptor (see below).
Make sure that your wall outlet works. To check it, try plugging a lamp into the same outlet where your system was plugged in. Turn the lamp on the verify the outlet works. Also, make sure you are not using an outlet that is operated from a wall switch. If you do, make sure the wall switch is in the ON position.
Make sure the AC adapter is attached properly. Firmly plug your AC adapter into the back of the Nintendo GameCube (the port is labeled DC 12V IN) and into a working wall outlet.
Press the power button on the Nintendo GameCube and check to see that the red power light on the top of the Nintendo GameCube illuminates.
If this fails, try resetting the AC adapter.
Unplug/remove all accessories from the system (including game discs, memory cards, and all controllers), hookup cables, and the AC adapter from the outlet and Nintendo GameCube.
Let the system rest for about 45 seconds. While you're waiting, check to see that the cords on the controllers, AC adaptor, and Stereo AV cables/Component Video cables (or RF Switch) are not frayed or have exposed wires (this can cause the system to shut off); if so, you should replace those parts.
After the 45 seconds, Plug the AC Adapter into the system and wall outlet. Press the power button to see if the system works.

If the system works, turn the power off and plug ONE accessory into your system, then turn the system on to see if it still works. Repeat this process with ONE accessory at a time. If your system doesn't work once you put a particular accessory in (GameDisc, controller, Memory Card), there may be something defective with that accessory.
If the power does not come on, a repair will be necessary. Because it is not possible to determine which item (Control Deck or A/C Adapter) needs repair, please call our Consumer Service Department at 1-800-255-3700 to discuss available options.
If the power is continually shutting off after aprox. 30 minutes, listen to hear if the fan is working while the system is powered on. If the fan is not running, the problem will continue (Nintendo GameCube is avoiding overheating) and the system will need repair.

Power Light Flashes
If the power light flashes once when power button is pressed, then turns off and won't turn back on, the system needs repair.
Power Light Shuts Off
If the power shuts off during game play (even as much as 30 minutes after the system is turned on), then turns off and won't turn back on or the fan isn't working, the system needs repair.

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Sounds like you are going to have to get it replaced. If it was stuck I would say it was something different, but since when you can press it, it is usually the circuit board. connie

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