Swiss Error: Disk not initialized

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  1. John256145
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    John256145 "Why does your name have so many numbers?"

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    Hello everyone, I'm having a problem with Swiss. I bought a few Mini DVD-Rs to play some backed up games on my GameCube, but now I have 2 unusable disks that give me this error on Swiss: "Error: Disk not initialized." I burned my first disk with ImgBurn on my main computer, on 1x speed. It burned without errors until it tried verifying the disk, when ImgBurn gave me an error saying:

    "Your drive seems to be having trouble intialising the disc that it has just burnt. Until it can, no software will be able to access what's on it."

    Using this disc on Swiss gives me the aforementioned error. So I got a new blank disc, and burned my .iso on my laptop. This time, ImgBurn didn't give an error at all. The burn was successful, including the verification. I use my new disc on Swiss, and I still get the exact same "Disk not initialized" error. What do I do? I'm running out of discs, and I still haven't been able to play any burned games. Legit discs still work. Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Lumstar

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    You'll probably have to adjust the laser. Swiss enables burned games, but Nintendo didn't configure the system to reliably read them.
     
  3. John256145
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    John256145 "Why does your name have so many numbers?"

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    How do I do so? If you meant moving the lens to a different position, it didn't work. I tried positioning the lens all the way down, sideways, all the way up, somewhat down, and somewhat up. No position worked for me.

    Update: Never mind, I did a bit more research, and it turns out I need to do a pot tweak on my GameCube...
     
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  4. Kevinpuerta

    Kevinpuerta GBAtemp Regular

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    You need to pot tweak it. Requires you opening it up and unscrewing everything leading to the bottom of the disc drive and turning the potentiometer to a specific number. Suggest using a multimeter to get the precise pot number.
     
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