Gamecube Burned discs lifespan

Discussion in 'Nintendo GameCube' started by DavidRO99, Aug 22, 2016.

  1. DavidRO99
    OP

    DavidRO99 Average Ryzen user.

    Member
    975
    281
    Jun 11, 2016
    Korea, North
    your back-door
    I just managed to get Super Mario Sunshine running on my GC off a backup Verbatim disc :yaynds:

    Now Im kinda paranoid that my disc laser will die before my SD Adapter even makes it from ebay
     
    DinohScene likes this.
  2. DavidRO99
    OP

    DavidRO99 Average Ryzen user.

    Member
    975
    281
    Jun 11, 2016
    Korea, North
    your back-door
    P.S. No Pot Tweaking was needed :) even more :yaynds: for you, the reader!
     
  3. DinohScene

    DinohScene Capture the Dino

    Member
    GBAtemp Patron
    DinohScene is a Patron of GBAtemp and is helping us stay independent!

    Our Patreon
    15,843
    12,301
    Oct 11, 2011
    Antarctica
    В небо
    You'll be able to play on it for a long time before it needs a POT tweak.
    All lasers will eventually burn out, there's no way around it.
     
  4. DavidRO99
    OP

    DavidRO99 Average Ryzen user.

    Member
    975
    281
    Jun 11, 2016
    Korea, North
    your back-door
    Long time as in years, months, weeks, days, hours, minutes, seconds, milliseconds, nanoseconds?
     
  5. DinohScene

    DinohScene Capture the Dino

    Member
    GBAtemp Patron
    DinohScene is a Patron of GBAtemp and is helping us stay independent!

    Our Patreon
    15,843
    12,301
    Oct 11, 2011
    Antarctica
    В небо
    Could be years, could be months.
    Could also be that as soon as you dump in a retail game that the laser decides to kick the bucket.

    Don't worry about it to much tho.
    Mine has had a lot of use (retail discs and later on backups thanks to the XenoGC) and it still plays games.
    It just slowly degrades over time, POT tweaking it a TINY bit already solves much of the issues.
     
  6. DarkGabbz

    DarkGabbz Resident XBOX Guy

    Member
    1,126
    649
    Dec 29, 2015
    Micronesia, Federated States of
    Modding Xbox'es
    Tweak the pot around 200Ω.
     
  7. DavidRO99
    OP

    DavidRO99 Average Ryzen user.

    Member
    975
    281
    Jun 11, 2016
    Korea, North
    your back-door
    Iiiiii dont really want to open my gamecube just because my adapter arrives one month from now... I'll be fine
     
  8. DarkGabbz

    DarkGabbz Resident XBOX Guy

    Member
    1,126
    649
    Dec 29, 2015
    Micronesia, Federated States of
    Modding Xbox'es
    nvm.