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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Same thing with my gamecube console so I was getting ready to play my gamecube games and it said the disc cannot be read so I decided to check my disc;s and they look fine no scratches or dirt on them. So I tried it on a wii instead and that message didnt occur so the laser inside of the gamecube console leaser is weak or it needs to be adjusted. 10 Stars if this solution is helping you out.
I would suggest cleaning the lens firstly. Use some rubbing alcohol and a qtip, clean the lens inside the disc slot and then use another qtip to clean out all of the other nooks and crannies in the slot. I would also suggest hitting it with a couple blasts of canned air. This video gives you a good idea of what you need to do: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6HlirmQZaYg
If all your other games work, the disc couold be scratched or dirty. First, try to clean the disc with a dry microfiber cloth, wiping away from the center. Next, you can try a CD repair or cleaning kit. If all else fails, try to return the disc as a defective product.
Well it could either mean 2 problems like if the disc;s are dirty like if they have finger prints on them clean with cool water and a soft cloth and wipe slowly and no useing a circle motion to clean them.
Or if the disc;s are scratched at a point were the gamecube can't read them that well that message will occur then.
Some games may need to be cleaned. Clean each disc with a soft, slightly damp cotton cloth (use water only). Clean them from center towards the edges; do not use a circular motion. DO NOT use paper. Once they are cleaned, dry the disc using a dry portion of the cloth and wiping in the same style as you did to clean the discs. After all of the water is gone, let the discs sit for at least two minutes to completely dry before inserting any of them into the Nintendo GameCube.
Check for Unlicensed products. Make sure that you're using only licensed products with your Nintendo system. Unlicensed products are not tested for compatibilty and may not work correctly with all games. Try playing the game without the unlicensed accessory.
Ensure the games are being loaded properly. With the power turned off on the system, replace a Game Disc (printed side up) in the system, press down gently on the Game Disc until it locks on the center hub. Close the Disc Cover and press the power button ON to see if the game comes on the screen. Try this with a few of your games.
If Troubleshooting doesn't fix the problem, and it is happening with all of your games then the system may need to be repaired then.
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.
hope this helps!
try to clean the laser lens unit....with a cleaning disc....or try to adjust the laser focus in the mini pot fixed under the laser logical board... or try to buy on EBAY a new gamecube laser unit and change it...
If the disc does not spin or spins strangely, it is almost always because the gamecube is having problems reading the disc, and not a problem with the motor. The laser can be adjusted to a higher power, but you will need several special tools to do so. You should be able to find a guide by googling for gamecube laser adjust. If that doesn't solve the problem, you either need to replace the laser or the laser control board.
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).
You may have to adjust the POT of the GameCube lens...
The POT is basically the power and spread the lens uses to read discs... the problem is, over a long period of time, the POT figure drops down, and if it drops too low, you will need to replace the lens..
The machine could still be salvageable, and play games and load them faster than before if you adjust the POT on the machine..
Here is a guide on what is required to open up the machine and do it, if you feel it necessary....