TechSpot

Gamecube problem

By Stefchu (PoLsKa
Jul 12, 2006
Topic Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Hey, I have an American Gamecube that I brought to Europe. I don't know what happened but every time i now turn on my gamecube, it says "NO DISC". :( I think the problem is the laser. I don't want to get a proffessional guy to fix it though because i can't play any games from Europe unless I chip it. Can someone tell me how to have my laser running so My gamecube works again?
    I'm free to suggestions. Thanx
    Stefchu
     
  2. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 5,899

    So you're saying it won't play US games any more ?
     
  3. Stefchu (PoLsKa

    Stefchu (PoLsKa TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 99

    No, it can play US games all right, its just that whenever i put the disc in, It says "NO DISC" after like 1 minute. I think somethings wrong with the laser. Can u help me?
     
  4. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 5,899

    When does it say "NO DISC" ? When you insert a US game ? If it says so when you insert a PAL game, that's to be expected I suppose.
     
  5. Stefchu (PoLsKa

    Stefchu (PoLsKa TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 99

    Yes, when I insert a US game it says "NO DISC". Now, I'm not a rocket scientist, but whats a PAL game??? (i'm only 12 years old)
     
  6. Stefchu (PoLsKa

    Stefchu (PoLsKa TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 99

    But my Gmaecube is American also, so when it says "No DISC" i can't do anything about it no matter how many times i clean the disc
     
  7. Stefchu (PoLsKa

    Stefchu (PoLsKa TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 99

    More people please help me, I really need it now, I'm not really happy that my Gamecube is not working. Right now any good suggestion would work for me. Please post ur reply if u know a good lot about gamecubes or if u have an idea, thanx
     
  8. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 5,899

    It seems to be a problem with the CD lens. You could try cleaning it or maybe sending it back in for repair.

    ps. a PAL Gamecube game is a game made for European Gamecubes & will not work on a US or Japanese Gamecube without software or hardware modding.

    ps2. please avoid bumping your thread every 5 minutes.
     
  9. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    I know absolutely nothing about game consoles.

    However, the fact that it`s been brought from the USA to Europe gives me cause for concern.

    The voltages will be different in Europe.

    I.E the USA operates on a voltage of 120V while Europe operates on a different voltage. See HERE for a list of voltages around the world.

    I`ve a feeling this may be the source of your problem.

    Regards Howard :)
     
  10. Stefchu (PoLsKa

    Stefchu (PoLsKa TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 99

    I'm sorry howard but i think u r wrong, i have a voltage converter so it works fine, my gamecube can turn on and stuff but its the lens i need suggestions for,

    Thx didou, but if i clean the lens, ont that just make everything worse, the first thing it says on the gamecube manual is not to TOUCh the lens
     
  11. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    Ah I see.

    I didn`t know you had a voltage converter.

    I suppose it`s possible the machine has been damaged during transit.

    Regards Howard :)
     
     
  12. Stefchu (PoLsKa

    Stefchu (PoLsKa TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 99

    If u have had experience in these porblems, do you think it would be OK if i cleaned the lens with a tissue??? water would not be good would it???
     
  13. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    I don`t recommend physically touching the lense at all.

    You could try using a cd lense cleaning cd.

    Obviously your game cube worked fine in the USA, but not now in Europe.

    It looks like it may have got damaged in some way during transit, possibly it`s been banged or dropped. This would cause the laser to become misaligned.

    That`s all I can think of I`m afraid.

    Regards Howard :)
     
  14. Stefchu (PoLsKa

    Stefchu (PoLsKa TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 99

    Thank you howard, could u please suggest where i can find a cleaning CD as in The south of France it is hard to find Gamestop or other game-selling shops. My Gamecube is now about 3 and a half years old. Maybe it's just from age, I will take your advice

    Regards
    Stefchu
     
  15. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 25,948   +19

    You should be able to get one from any Audio shop etc.

    Regards Howard :)
     
  16. Stefchu (PoLsKa

    Stefchu (PoLsKa TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 99

    !!!!!!

    Thank you Howard, I appreciate it very much. Thank you for your help.

    Regards,

    Stefan


    If anyone else has any other suggestions on how to fix my porblem. I'm open to try about anything now. But not to complicated. Is ther actually such a thing as a disc that cleans the laser??? I find that pretty hard to believe. If anyone else has another recommendation please say so.
    Thank you
     
  17. Stefchu (PoLsKa

    Stefchu (PoLsKa TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 99

    Does a lens cleaning CD exist for gamecube???

    A few days ago i had a gamecube porblem and someone said to get a lens cleaning Cd so that it fixesthe lens and so my gamecube works again. Does this type of CD exist????? I find that hard to believe.
     
  18. TypeX45

    TypeX45 TS Rookie Posts: 216

  19. Stefchu (PoLsKa

    Stefchu (PoLsKa TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 99

    It says MP3 on there, but it looks worth a try. Second of all, I live near Monaco, they don't have radioshack anywhere near by.
     
  20. TypeX45

    TypeX45 TS Rookie Posts: 216

    You can try ordering one. I don't know where you can buy stuff like this there. Do they have regular computer stores?
     
  21. Stefchu (PoLsKa

    Stefchu (PoLsKa TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 99

    Ya, i'm sure they do, but maybe I'll find it, maybe not, thanx for your help anyway
     
  22. TypeX45

    TypeX45 TS Rookie Posts: 216

    Yeah for sure anytime
     
  23. Stefchu (PoLsKa

    Stefchu (PoLsKa TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 99

    Ya i'm sure we do, but theres a chance we wont find it, thx anyway.
     
  24. Stefchu (PoLsKa

    Stefchu (PoLsKa TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 99

    Y we have regular computer stores, but a chance we wont fid the disc, thanx for your help anyway

    oops soz, deja vu
     
Topic Status:
Not open for further replies.


Add New Comment

TechSpot Members
Login or sign up for free,
it takes about 30 seconds.
You may also...


Get complete access to the TechSpot community. Join thousands of technology enthusiasts that contribute and share knowledge in our forum. Get a private inbox, upload your own photo gallery and more.