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I have problems with my gamecube, I clean the lent , how the adjust this?

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Right every few years the lense moves ever so slightly until it cant read the dis anymore to fix this you must check to see if the disc holder is wobbly if so you need to push it pack as far as you can and try your disc again it is a common problem but the lense and disc holder has to be egzactly perfect. thankyou

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