What exactly can I do to fix my Gamecube?

#1El_DustinoPosted 12/14/2012 7:48:49 PM
I have not used it in years, but I intend to get a Gameboy Player some time, as well as just break it out for some nostalgia, but I remember towards the end of the time that I used it, it began to have trouble reading dsics every now and then. I didn't not happen a lot, and it was usually on the same game (Super Smash Bros. Melee), but it seems like this is the start of it getting worse, from what I have read.

I assume that it is the disc laser, which I have heard is about the only thing that ever goes wrong with a GC these days. I heard it was easy to fix, but... don't really know what I would be doing.

Could anyone share some advice, and let me know what might be wrong, and what the best course of action would be?

Thank you. :3
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#2Jagr_68Posted 12/14/2012 9:15:56 PM
Disc lens might need major cleaning or the disc drive simply needs to be repaired/or replaced.

If its beyond the point of cleaning, it'll be up to you whether you wanna perform the job yourself or pay someone with experience in game console repair to do it for a reasonable price.

Another option would be to just buy another Gamecube for around the same price but then theres the chance of this happening again if you buy a used console.
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#3El_Dustino(Topic Creator)Posted 12/14/2012 9:52:45 PM
I would rather fix this one than buy a another used one that will just break (most likely).

How exactly do you clean the disc drive? And how do you know if it is beyond the point of cleaning? And and, how do you repair the dsic drive, or where do you get a new one to replace it?
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#4Jagr_68Posted 12/14/2012 10:32:46 PM
http://www.ehow.com/how_4841622_clean-lens-nintendo-gamecube.html


In the case that this fails, then it would be time to take the repair route. I wouldn't know how to do that....
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#5El_Dustino(Topic Creator)Posted 12/17/2012 1:29:12 AM
Hmm, that seems a little dangerous... the GC lens is REALLY sensitive. Is this the only way to clean it?
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#6SS4kronos33Posted 12/17/2012 2:10:01 PM
there is this option if you dont want to repair it yourself.............................


http://www.nesrepairshop.com/online_shopping/index.php?productID=444
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#7admiralhowdyPosted 12/19/2012 4:13:19 AM
El_Dustino posted...
Hmm, that seems a little dangerous... the GC lens is REALLY sensitive. Is this the only way to clean it?


This guide helped me fix my first Gamecube:
http://www.gamefaqs.com/gamecube/915781-gamecube/faqs/30525

Albeit temporarily. I bought another new cube when the first one started messing up again. Now it seems its time to fix that one as well. : (
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