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SCRAPPER392

RancidVomit86 wrote:

SCAR392 wrote:

RancidVomit86 wrote:

The GCN is pretty easy to assemble and disassemble. Not a lot to it.

If you have the tri screwdriver, then yes. You still need working parts, though. Unless you can find a GCN for $1 with other broken parts(and working controller ports), then it's not really worth it if you can find a full working one for $5, instead.

I actually got a fully working GCN at a garage sale for $1. Tore it down for the hell of it.

I took apart my GCN, too. Some kid I knew broke it by scratching the hell out of the laser lense(and he had to replace it), so I left it alone for a few years. Then I decided to take it apart and saw that it had that tri screw, so I just used a regular screwdriver and a hammer to get it open. That was after I threw it outside, though...

It still turned on after all that, but it couldn't read discs. I don't remember what happened to it, but it's gone.

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RancidVomit86

SCAR392 wrote:

RancidVomit86 wrote:

SCAR392 wrote:

RancidVomit86 wrote:

The GCN is pretty easy to assemble and disassemble. Not a lot to it.

If you have the tri screwdriver, then yes. You still need working parts, though. Unless you can find a GCN for $1 with other broken parts(and working controller ports), then it's not really worth it if you can find a full working one for $5, instead.

I actually got a fully working GCN at a garage sale for $1. Tore it down for the hell of it.

I took apart my GCN, too. Some kid I knew broke it by scratching the hell out of the laser lense(and he had to replace it), so I left it alone for a few years. Then I decided to take it apart and saw that it had that tri screw, so I just used a regular screwdriver and a hammer to get it open. That was after I threw it outside, though...

It still turned on after all that, but it couldn't read discs. I don't remember what happened to it, but it's gone.

All you need to get out the tri screws is a bic pen

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It's just not the same playing gamecube games on the Wii without a little purple cube staring back at me across the room. get that sucker working Tasuki! BTW, which color do you have? It's Purple for moizy. I got indigo for christmas around the time the cube launch, but i ended up selling it a couple of years later due to my videogame waning faze, but then Resident Evil 4 was announced and i Just had to pick up another, which i got in Jet Black. Comparing the two side by side, i'd say Purple looks better. it gives the console a more charming and unique look.

It looks even better which a Purple GB Player attached. if you can get one for a decent price. I think I got lucky when I was searching on ebayer and got it with the US & JP Start-Up disc for £30.

As on the topic at hand, is this on all the ports? If it is just one port, then providing you can get the replacement part, it's quite an easy fix (you would just have get the correct screw drivers). I actually have a few spare and will be happy to send it to, as long as you pay the postage cost (send e-mail to commandershadow@hotmail.co.uk if interested).

Or just get a replacement. There are surprisingly cheap on ebay and I picked one up for around £10 (included postage).

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I used to do that all the time when my disc couldn't be read.

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Tasuki

Well a little update to my Gamecube problems. Recently I bought a Gamecube with four Wavebird controllers off of shopgoodwill.com for $20. Well I hooked it up today to test it out even though it was advertised as working to discover it kinda works. I played Soul Caliber II on it for about an hour today the I shut off the system to switch games and get a bite to eat. Well when I went to start it back up the system wouldn't start. when I press the power button down the light flickers on and off rapidly but the system wont go on. Tried it a few times and thats all it does. Not sure if its a bum power button although it does press down with no problems and feels normal or if it's a lose connection or what. Kinda bummed cause that's two Gamecubes I have now that kinda work.

As for the first one I was able to test out all my GC controllers on this other Gamecube I bought so now I know its the controller ports in my old GC. So it looks like I will still be hunting for another Gamecube. Although the 4 Wavebird controllers that came with it work just fine and honestly I will take those working over the Gamecube any day since those are almost double the price of the system.

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@Tasuki or assemble a Frankenstein creation by taking apart one to fix the other. Just my take on how I do things though lol

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Tasuki wrote:

Well a little update to my Gamecube problems. Recently I bought a Gamecube with four Wavebird controllers off of shopgoodwill.com for $20. Well I hooked it up today to test it out even though it was advertised as working to discover it kinda works. I played Soul Caliber II on it for about an hour today the I shut off the system to switch games and get a bite to eat. Well when I went to start it back up the system wouldn't start. when I press the power button down the light flickers on and off rapidly but the system wont go on. Tried it a few times and thats all it does. Not sure if its a bum power button although it does press down with no problems and feels normal or if it's a lose connection or what. Kinda bummed cause that's two Gamecubes I have now that kinda work.

As for the first one I was able to test out all my GC controllers on this other Gamecube I bought so now I know its the controller ports in my old GC. So it looks like I will still be hunting for another Gamecube. Although the 4 Wavebird controllers that came with it work just fine and honestly I will take those working over the Gamecube any day since those are almost double the price of the system.

So if I got this right, you have two GameCubes with the following problem:

  • Has controller port problems
  • The other, power supply issues

Well, you can get one working at least. Simply take the one with the power problem apart, and take out the controller port section. Then simply swap the faulty port part with the working one.

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NO. You HAVE to get your old GCN fixed. DO NOT buy another one. There's something magical about YOUR Gamecube. Fix it yourself bro.

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SCRAPPER392

Ya, you might as well try to fix the one with controller issues. What would you plan to do with 2 not working GCNs, right?

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Tasuki

SCAR392 wrote:

Ya, you might as well try to fix the one with controller issues. What would you plan to do with 2 not working GCNs, right?

Well there is a place in my town that will buy them for parts from me.

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SCRAPPER392

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Maybe they can fix it for you, then. I think it would ultimately cost you less money to repair it. Besides, try and fix it, and if you can't, THEN sell it for parts.

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Tasuki

@SCAR362: Oh, they will repair for almost double on what I can spend on one used somewhere else so its not really worth it. I see what you are saying but right now I have them packed up cause I am moving in a few weeks but yeah I will probably take one apart and tinker with it.

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DUDE!!! If you absolutely CAN'T fix it then TRY TO MAKE A PORTABLE!!!!!

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