Gamecube not reading disks! Help!

Discussion in 'Nintendo GameCube' started by r3dfaction, Mar 25, 2010.

  1. r3dfaction
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    I've been leaving my gamecube ON for 2 weeks straight or more (can't remember), quite stupid I know, and now the drive doesn't make the disc spin no more [it doesn't look like its even powered] it just says " please insert a gamecube disc".

    Also its not booting normally (it doesn't do the silly song when the BIOS boot).


    What should I do to fix it?
     
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    Anyone
     
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    Buy a new gamecube.
     
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    I'd just buy a new gamecube, i don't know about you but the gamecubes near my gamestops are like 10$, lol if i traded in my mario kart DS i could get a new one
     
  5. steve-p

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    common problem,
    also effects philips cd-i players.

    the hub that the disk clips on slides down the motor shaft & presses against the case under it.

    take the disk out and see if you can spin the hub with your fingers.

    bet you cant!
    if that's the problem, just get a couple of flat knives and pit one under each side of the hub.
    then carefully lever it up a bit.

    use 2 knives because if you only lift it from one side it will tilt & could break.