OK then here you go.
Well I had my original cube since launch and about 5-6 months ago it died on me, all of a sudden the disc just would no longer spin. So I replaced it with a new one.
Well the one I replaced it with died tonight.
I am so frustrated right now. Anyone know if Nintendo will fix something like this. I no longer have the receipt and really hate if they are making the cubes shotty like the Playstation 2 just to up there sales numbers as I am sort a forced to buy a new one seeing I have over a freggin 100 games I no longer can play now.
Fiirst thing to do is to calm down. Take a breath and try and salvage the situation.
I did have similiar situation a while where I bought my 'Cube, and around 1 year to the day that I bought it, it just croaked. I called up Nintendo's customer service, who then told me I was under warranty, so they'd ship one free of charge. All I had to do was to send it to an authorized Nintendo Repair place.
My GameCube died on Friday (right after Radio Trivia, actually). Description of problem:
When I turn my system on, the fan turns on and stays on. The power light flashes on for a second. There is no A/V output.
i have a gamecube problem...sorta funny realy! i was playing need for speed underground for a few days w/o rest. i got all cought up in the game! suddenly my cube poped up with a disc read error... i though "how strange my this is a new game this shouldent happen!" so i opened it up let it cool and played again... it was fine tell just about 2 months ago when it quit reading the game discs. The motor for the cd spinner i checked was fine, the fan was spinning ok, the lense is clean and so are all my game discs. i dont even know how in the world it would be getting a disc read error unless the programing or something else aint right inside. I need help! any ideas of what it could be? any other ideas rather than sending it in?
Well benjamin1254 you are not alone. My friend let me borrow his Cube for a while as like 2 days after I had it it started to not read the disks, even when i was already playing. At first it would not read Metroid Prime (which was like the only game that i really wanted to play which really sucks), then when i actually did get it working after like 10 minutes of messing around it would just say "an error has occured". Now if it actually does read the game when i turn it on i will be lucky to get to the "Press Start" screen. It would be great to find a simple solution to the problem and not have to send it in, which i will probably not do because i don't even own it in the first place. Any input would be great.
I have the exact same problem. I've tried fixing it, it seemed one of the connectors had been burnt out. It had no effect. I'm going to look in there again though, and see if the cable is loose on one side. I've heard of many other people having this problem too though, and it is ALWAYS the first port. I will see why. I will be going into my gamecube, and if I fix it, I will post my conclusions.
Mine has been sort of broken for about 3 weeks now and I'm just now getting round to finding out why. I say sort of because it works when I sit around messing with it and talking nice to it(i.e., screaming curses while restraining the urge to shake and kick sense into it) for a bit. Even then, loading times are very slow, I've noticed that sometimes the audio begins playing a few seconds before the accompanying video, when trying to view the cinematics audio sometimes skips and the video freezes/framerate slows considerably. The longest I've gotten it to run is a little over an hour. I've been getting both the 'cannot read gamedisc' and the general 'there has been an error' messages.
My Gamecube finally died yesterday afternoon just randomly, and I was kinda odded out by it. I've been busy for the past week doing stuff before I head off for college, so my Cube hasn't been getting as much play as it used to. I've actually been playing a lot of Paper Mario on the N64 when I had the time to play games. So maybe the Cube got jealous?
But yesterday, my sister wanted to play a game, and so I set it all up for her, and when I turned the system on, nothing happened. The light never came on, and there was no image or sound from the TV; nothing. I messed around with the cables, checking them kinda compulsively, and turned it on again. The fan went on, so it WAS getting power, and it wasn't the AV Cables. So, while it was on, I popped the top, and I could see the laser fine, but the disc was not spinning. I searched around online, and figured it needed to be cleaned, so I got a vacuum and some q-tips and went mad cleaning the fan and the vent on the side. Still won't work. I peeked inside the rightside vent, and saw that there was still a lot of dust clogging the little holes inside. I can't open it, however, because I don't have the little screwdrive bitpiece with the six sides. I've found one online for 6 bucks, but the shipping is around 30 bucks more!!
I seem to be having a similair problem to PrincessDiana75 and Startropics NSSB.
My gamecube seems to have just died today. After pushing the power button the light turns on and the fan runs but I don't get any audio or video output and the disc does not seem to be spinning. If anyone has successfluy fixed a similair problem I'd very much like to hear about it.
Theres PLENTY more if you want me to continue. Since you want cases of similar problems. I wouldn't want to leave anything out. :stshift: