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lunisian

I have been trying to play a copy of Pokemon XD Gale of Darkness that I have owned for a couple years. Since we got it, we haven't been able to play it for this reason. When I start the Gamecube, it reads the disk fine, goes through the gamecube theme and health warning screens, then when it is about to load the game, it says that it can't read the disc. I have tried cleaning the lens and the disc, bu these haven't worked. Is there another solution I haven't tried?

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Octane

@lunisian Does this happen with all your GameCube games? If you happen to have an old Wii, you can try playing it on there. At least you'll know if it's your GameCube or the disc that's causing the problem.

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lunisian

@Octane It's just this one game. I play colosseum on it just fine. like i said, it starts to read it, then it says the gamecube can't read the disc. This is in the game text, to the gamecube text by the way.

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1UP_MARIO

@lunisian it’s the disc. I had the same problem with one of my games. That message comes when it can’t read it. Put it in the fridge then try cleaning it again.

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lunisian

@1UP_MARIO Out of curiosity, what does putting it in the fridge do?

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lunisian

@Octane Very few. Have gone over it with a disc repair solution before.

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Octane

@lunisian Disc repair solution? How does that even work?

Anyway, one of the last options is to have it resurfaced, most game stores can do this for you. I'm not a fan of it, but it may save the disc if nothing else works. Getting a used copy of XD these days isn't cheap either.

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RedderRugfish

I had a copy of Paper Mario on Gamecube that would give a disc read error as soon as Mario opened his eyes at the start of the game. Disc was in great condition, my console could play other discs, and the same thing happened on my Wii as well.

I went back, exchanged it for a different copy of the game, and that one worked perfectly.

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1UP_MARIO

@lunisian similar to how blowing in the cartridges made made my n64 games work 😉. Putting it in the fridge for half hour is a home remedy. It worked for me in Wario world.

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lunisian

@Octane Essentially, it fills in the holes to stop the disk from skipping. The only game store in my town is Gamestop, and I don't think they do that.

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1UP_MARIO

@lunisian toothpaste works great too

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RedderRugfish

I tried toothpaste on a scratched game that wouldn't start and it never worked for me. Got it professionally resurfaced for $3 and then it worked perfectly.

If the disc is scratched, then getting it resurfaced will probably help. If not, then there's likely nothing you can do.

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