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Disc wont read and game won't spin

Gamecube will not read disc or spin. Do you know the problem?

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  • Anonymous Nov 24, 2007

    The disc won't spin, why? and How do I fix it?

  • Anonymous Nov 25, 2007

    clean disc clean gamecube

  • garnettfan Nov 28, 2007

    i turn on the game and it will start to read the disc for about a couple seconds and then all the sudden it just stops should i send it in to get fixed or is it able to be fixed by myself thx.

  • wag the dog Dec 06, 2007

    game will play for min then will not read after open close lid the game will play but only for a min then same thing over

  • TDevil09 Dec 09, 2007

    my gamecube will turn on but then it wont even do the little cube thing then bounce ya know then the disc wont spin at all and the game does not read on any of my games what the heck is the problem cause i really need it fix or an awnser from yall this is buggin the crud out of me

  • Anonymous Dec 18, 2007

    well, when we put in a disc, the screen tells us that there is no disc in there. we know that there is a disc in there, do you know the solution?

  • frogmommi Dec 23, 2007

    i am having the same problem and its buggin the crap out of me. I just got it for my son for christmas and yes it was used but it worked at the store when i bought it. I think the game isnt spinning. I know how to fix a dvd player when it does that but I cant get this to do anything.

  • Anita Bristow Dec 27, 2007

    DISK SPINS FOR 1/2 SEC. THEN IT SAYS NO DISK. IT TELLS ME AN ERROR HAS OCCURED CUT OFF GAMECUBE AND REFFER TO MANUAL.THE MANUAL TELLS ME NOTHING. I HAVE CLEANED THE DISK,I HAVE TRIED OTHER GAMES BUT SAME RESULTS.PLEASE HELP,MY GRANDAUGHTER IS HAVING A FIT.

  • lilhilde11 Dec 27, 2007

    the disk wont spin and it wont read the disk. how does it fix?

  • Anonymous Dec 29, 2007

    how do you stop the message from coming on. It says look in the manual and then stops.

  • Anonymous Jan 02, 2008

    disc error apppears on screen, disc will not spin

  • roncasey Jan 04, 2008

    When you first put the game disc in and turn the power on, it will spin the disc for a few seconds. When the game options come up it says "no disc". and is no longer spinning.

  • Anonymous Feb 03, 2008

    disc spinfor afew sec and the no disc sing shows up

  • weasly Jun 02, 2008

    the game cube wont move from the bouncing cube

  • bonfire4l Jul 13, 2008

    well it dosent spin the disc i put it in and it dosent move

  • Anonymous Jul 13, 2008

    I turn it on and it's fine until the game turns on then it says '' cannot read disk''.



  • Anonymous Jul 15, 2008

    the disc wotn spin and wont read



  • Anonymous Aug 17, 2008

    game won't spin

  • Luckass Dec 29, 2008

    Disk won't spin.

  • Luckass Dec 29, 2008

    Disk won't spin.
    Help please.


  • Anonymous Jan 31, 2009

    game cubr

  • Alison Reidy-Bialobok
    Alison Reidy-Bialobok Feb 14, 2009

    disk will not spin and it reads no disk

  • djfkkiien Mar 21, 2009

    the cube is broken

  • amorypaz1822 Mar 30, 2009

    gamecube wont read the disk and cd wont spin whats wrong?

  • Bammy23 Apr 06, 2009

    okay.
    im trying to play this game called Animal Crossing.
    and I put it in my gamecube
    it says "look at the gamecube manuel" or something like that. and ive tryed cleaning it. and stuff like that.
    please help???

  • JadaOdom Apr 12, 2009

    I put in Harvest Moon, and it says that there is no disc in.

    Then I tried another one, and it said the same thing,

    what do I do?!

  • Anonymous Apr 12, 2009

    the scratches wont come off

  • Anonymous Apr 19, 2009

    my disc said read booklet for instructions but it didnt help

  • franky10 Apr 21, 2009

    i put the game in but it says no disc

  • carter23842 May 04, 2009

    gamecube won't read lego star wars 1.

  • malikhicks44 May 23, 2009

    gcube game wont spin

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    templets Nov 19, 2012

    Our game cube has been in a drawer for over year and today would not spin with any disk. We blew the dust out of it, gently wiped the lens w/ a tissue and gently slid the laser back and forth in its track. All disks now play fine.

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I Had The Same Problem! And I Have A Solution. Unscrew the top off and look inside.
there is the off and on switch on the opposite side to the right of it are 2 little switches, they have probably been displaced, they must be held back, the problem is they are running the disks around and it they aren't in the back they wont do anything.The Laser Should Be Cleaned using a Q-tip and Peroxide. Don't Use Too Much Just Clean Off The Laser, If That Doesn't Work, Its A Problem Inside The Machine, And is Extremely Hard To Fix, If Thats Your Problem, I Would Just Buy A New One For 99$ Rather Then Paying 80$ For Some Guy To Look At It And Say You Cant Fix It, If He Can Fix It, You Were Lucky, But If I Were You, I Wouldn't Take That Chance, Try What I Said, It Worked For Me, Now My Cube Is As Good As New. XD
I Really Hope This Has Helped You.
-XoX-Alyy-XoX-

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  • Anonymous Jan 06, 2008

    Another Problem Could Be The Games Have Been Used To Much And Are Worn Out, A Game I Only Played 2 Times In My Life Works, But My Favorite Game I've Played A Million Times Doesn't Work. The Game Has Been Scratched from the turning, i know it sounds weird, but its true, you could take so good care of them its unbelievable they still wont work anymore after a while.
    Hope This Helped Too

  • trinibay95 Apr 18, 2011

    Well i have a better solution. You should replace the fuction of the motor. just open the lid and start spinning the disc with your hands. you will now be the motor. Then by the time you finish the game you will have lost 10 pounds.

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    app_3rp95393 Dec 28, 2012

    Does this really work?? Mine is having the same problem.

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Gamecube will not run or spin disc and messege comes on screen that says NO DISC
How can I fix that problem?

Posted on Jan 16, 2008

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Heh... I just figured out the solution for this problem with regards to my cube - it didn't like the controller I had plugged into it (the plug must be damaged) so I just used a different controller and it worked great. To see if this is your problem try to start your cube with out any controllers in it. If it starts up then it's your controller causing the trouble.

Posted on Dec 29, 2007

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I had this problem with my gamecube system when i put in the game it wouldnt read it but then i took the disc flipped it over then placed it in the slot it didnt read it of course but then i flipped it over again to the correct side then it read the game hopes it works 4 u!

Posted on Jun 25, 2008

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It must have scratches or your game cube heated up or your game cube is broken

Posted on Jun 18, 2009

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Mine won't work either! It was working last night, but not now. What should I do? My motor is fine, it isn't overheating, and my disk isn't new, but has no scratches. I cleaned the disk, and the lens, but it just keeps saying NO DISK.

Posted on Dec 19, 2009

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If you've got an unlincensed product, it might be messing with it
I had a MadCat controller that, as soon as I unplugged it, it started working again.

Posted on Jan 07, 2008

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The gamecube turns on but it goes blank and says look at instruction manual
How can i stop this message.

Posted on Dec 29, 2007

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If you're not tech savvy and don't want to dismantle it, blowing compressed air into it may help.

Posted on Jun 22, 2008

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Clean the laser. mine did the same thing and then i cleand it and it works fine now.

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I Have The Same Problem But Mines Jus Doesnt Spin Or Reads Discs Whats Wron With It?? Any Suggestions Would Be Great Thxs ^^

Posted on Nov 03, 2009

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My gamecube's won't spin but it can read the disks! What the hell is wrong with it?

Posted on Jun 06, 2009

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Your game has too many scratches like my game goldeneye

Posted on Feb 13, 2009

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can play my gcube for a minute by pushing the reader glass thing in place but if i do things that require loading it says somthing about looking at the manuel when i try to get it running the game wont spin anymore PLEASE HELP

Posted on Jan 03, 2008

  • Anonymous Jan 03, 2008

    Come on Gamestop could sell a new one for 30 bucks

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THE SAME THING HAPPENED TO MINE! MY GAMECUBE IS GOING TO MEET MY FRIEND MR. HAMMER TODAY! *crapcube flies into a million peices* =D

Posted on Sep 09, 2008

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The gamecube turns on but it goes blank and says look at instruction manual

Posted on Dec 17, 2007

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What ya gotta do is burn it a lil on the side, and it should work again.

Posted on Jan 31, 2008

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I Bought A New GameCube Yesterday And I Put In Pokemon Channel ( That Has Scratches ) And It Worked, But I Put In Sonic Adventure DX Which Has No Scratches But It Said "Cannot Read Disc) WTF? Help Me!

Posted on Mar 02, 2010

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Ive had this problem. there is no fix for it. the moder is dead

Posted on Jun 27, 2009

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Sometimes it doesnt work because there too many controllers plugged in

Posted on Feb 28, 2008

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Slam it on the ground, punch it with ur fist, and yell at it a couple of times if that dosnt work then try sticking a lil stick of dinamite in the door and sitting it put outside and watching it be blown high in the air!!!!

Posted on Feb 08, 2008

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I had a new gcube but it got that problem, luckily is was the wiring that was tangled but a few years later i got it again now i don't know what to do?

Posted on Dec 31, 2007

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I had the "no disc" come up and found that spinning piece the disc pops on to had broken as was slightly making the disc spin unevenly. I superglued that piece down carefully, so it would still spin and cause a spring pushes it up, and bingo! It worked again.

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Our game cube has been in a drawer for over year and today would not spin with any disk. We blew the dust out of it, gently wiped the lens w/ a tissue and gently slid the laser back and forth in its track. All disks now play fine.

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I just had this happen to me and I found that after letting warm up (it had been in the trunk of our car overnight) it worked perfectly again.

Posted on Feb 04, 2012

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Smash it

Posted on Dec 20, 2007

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I have the same problem ! why shouting when all you need to do take a peice of cotton and clean the glass bulb on the reader

Posted on Dec 17, 2007

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Is your gamecube been used before because i have the same problem! its been used before! I think its done. but first i think mite need to get it looked at some place.

Posted on Dec 17, 2007

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Smash it

Posted on Dec 16, 2007

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Uhh my gamecube disc isn't spining and it says .. INSERT DISC or something like that or NO DISC when i have a disc in the disc is perfectly fine with no scratches. >_< i miss my gamecube ...

Posted on Oct 14, 2008

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    I was trying this glitch i saw on youtube for metroid prime and it worked but when i went to save the gamecube make a click noise then the black screen of death saying refer to owners manual because disk cannot be read, now NO game will work on my gamecube anymore sometimes it might load for the first couple seconds of the game then instantly crash to that black screen.now it wont even detect the cd at all it just shows the gamecube symble that spins around and shows you your memory card and stuff.

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