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    Ok, so I bought 8 broken gamecubes from a guy for $30 including shipping. Either the guy was electronically inept or just dumb, but 5 out of the 8 work perfectly. Two of the others have no disc errors, and the third has no audio when playing. How would I fix the afformentioned errors. Thanks in advance for any help I may recieve.
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    Does the disc spin at all when the it is in the system? on the ones with the no disc error

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    Oh, I thought this was a line from a 12 Days of DP Christmas song.

    Seriously though, I think were going to need some more information.
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    could it be that the no disc error cubes could just be a dirty lens?

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    It sounds like a dirty lens. If you clean it and it still doesnt work I dont even think its worth it to order new lasers for the ones that have DRE. And for the one with no sound try a new cable if that doesnt fix your problem then check out the ports on the GC there might be a bent pin or even a missing pin. Try to clean the ports with some contact cleaner.

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    haha thats one hell of a deal if you get even 2 fully working cubes out of it. Nice score!
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    I agree with MrSparkle, great deal! It's funny because this has happened to me too--not to this degree--but I've definitely bought a lot of "broken" systems before as you have, only to find that some are fully working. Kind of makes you wonder, haha.

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    If cleaning the lens doesn't work, you might need to re-calibrate it http://www.howtodothings.com/hobbies...or-on-gamecube

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    t still doesnt work I dont even think its worth it to order new lasers for the ones that have DRE. And for the one with no sound try a new cable if that doesnt fix your problem then check out the ports on the GC there might be a bent pin

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    Well you could always try to make them into lunchboxes and sell them online for profit.........

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    How the hell do you break a GC in the first place? I've used mine as a step stool before...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ProgrammingAce View Post
    How the hell do you break a GC in the first place? I've used mine as a step stool before...
    Haha, I've wondered this too, as it seems like a sturdy piece of machinery. Though, my conclusion is... kids love Gamecube, kids break things, so kids break Gamecubes

    Happens with a lot of consoles that kids have a particular affinity for... for example I've seen Gameboys in all sorts of head-scratching disrepair.

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