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I just fixed my Gamecube with a Bic pen!


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For weeks, our gamecube was getting the 'no disk' error constantly. We couldn't get it to load at all, no matter what we tried.

 

Because the special screwdriver is needed, I was unable to take it apart to have a look.

 

We were just about to head to Gamestop to buy a used gamecube when I decided to have one last look on the internet.

 

I came across this guide: http://db.gamefaqs.com/console/gamecube/file/gamecube_lens_calibrate.txt

 

I decided to give the Bic pen method a try. It worked like a freaking charm! Got the screws off, took the insides apart, and gave the potentiometer the 3-degree counter-clockwise turn.

 

Now the gamecube is working perfectly.

 

I just wanted to share this info in case anyone else has a similar problem. Give that bic-pen a try!

 

Carlos.

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Because the special screwdriver is needed, I was unable to take it apart to have a look.

 

Good to hear it worked! The current Make magazine has a feature on how to make your own "tamper-proof" driver bits with Silly Putty, a set of dollar store hex keys, a Dremel and dry-wall compound.

 

So there's another option out there for people who are afraid of the Bic pen method and don't want to order the specific driver.

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