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So i got a Japanese gamecube. Region switch?


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#1 jmjustin6

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Posted 29 October 2017 - 04:29 PM

Alright i need some help here. I git this Japanese gamecube from a local collector. I took it home and realized there is a switch underneath it. I can only imagine it is a region switch? But again im not sure.

So i turned it on with an American game in it and this red box came up (i guess it says not compatible). I turned it off and hit the switch and the red box still came up. I then hit the switch while the system was on and still nothing. Anyone have a clue? Thanks yall

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#2 kamakazi20012

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Posted 30 October 2017 - 04:11 PM

It this the error message?

 



#3 kamakazi20012

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Posted 30 October 2017 - 04:14 PM

Nope...doesn't match.  I'm trying!

 

Just a step of elimination...take a q-tip and some kind of gentle cleaner (alcohol works) and clean the lens on the drive.  See what that does?

 

I'm doing as much research as I can to try and find out what that message says.


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Posted 30 October 2017 - 04:30 PM

Ok...did a translation.  This:

 

ディスクを読み取れませんでした。詳細については、任天堂のゲームキューブの取扱説明書をお読みください。

 

Translates to:

 

The disc could not be read. Please read the Nintendo GameCube Instruction Booklet for more information.

 

If you remove the words "Nintendo GameCube" from the English error message that USA models can display you end up with:

 

ディスクを読み取れませんでした。

詳細は取扱説明書をご確認ください。

 

...and that looks about like the message you are getting.  So your GameCube possibly can't read discs for some reason.  You might want to try to either find someone not afraid to take it apart or if you feel comfortable doing it yourself take it apart and see what was done.  It is very possible someone did the mod and did not do it correctly.  Either that or it is a region switch that supports PAL instead of our NTSC standard.

 

I hope that helps.  I will see if I can dig more information up.



#5 kamakazi20012

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Posted 30 October 2017 - 04:35 PM

Maybe find and try one Japanese GC game.  


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Posted 30 October 2017 - 09:44 PM

Maybe find and try one Japanese GC game.


Yep.thats what im doing now. Im gonna buy a Japanese game off ebay and see what happens. Thank you by the way!

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Posted 05 November 2017 - 10:50 PM

OK. Dumb question. Have you tried cleaning the lens?




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