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Gamecube my gamecube wont read the disk and wont spin the disk

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  • ipiss Jan 05, 2008

    my gamecube wont read the disk and wont spin the disk

  • Arucardo
    Arucardo Jan 06, 2008

    My gamecube started doing the same thing, the solution posted does work but the problem happens about every 10-15 minutes.

    Is there a way to fix the problem permanently?

    My cube is no longer under warranty.

  • Anonymous Apr 01, 2008

    i tried putting rubbing achahol on the laser and letting it dry but it wont work it says it wont read it

  • alexg92595 Oct 11, 2008

    help! plz my gc wont spin at all seriously help iono wat to do?!

    it turns on,shows a screen, but no spin HELP!



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Open console,spin disk, and close

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