My son colored the inside of my gamecube with a crayon and now the discs only load 50% of the time. How can I clean it safely?

1 : Anonymous2021/09/02 16:35 ID: pglgb7
My son colored the inside of my gamecube with a crayon and now the discs only load 50% of the time. How can I clean it safely?
2 : Anonymous2021/09/02 16:36 ID: hbc1s6o

wipe it down with isopropyl alcohol

ID: hbc8op2

The kid or...the cube?

ID: hbcb8jl

Would do both just to be sure

ID: hbd98zh

Nah the kids defective, just throw it away.

ID: hbcteyd

He didn't say drown it in ISO.

ID: hbcmebq


ID: hbctleq

its important to use high strength stuff too so when it evaporates it doesn't leave water behind

ID: hbd2wj5

Finding the good stuff (99%) has been really difficult since everybody started hoarding it to make hand sanitizer.

ID: hbcsxrb

Qtips and rubbing alcohol

ID: hbc2090

I think he means the GameCube /s

ID: hbccqkw

Nah, children are inherently filth magnets. Definitely do both.

ID: hbd7srf

90% isopropyl not 71%

3 : Anonymous2021/09/02 16:40 ID: hbc2dju

Thanks for input guys. I'll pick up some Iso Alcohol today and put a lock on my tv cabinet.

ID: hbc5mc6

Try using a warm sponge to heat up the crayon wax and then using a towel to drain any moisture from the heat/steam.

Spray with alcohol to help evaporate the left over water and rub it down with isopropyl alcohol

ID: hbc64jn

That makes alot of sense. Crossing my fingers it works because I spent a small fortune on my gamecube collection ( Btw what the fluff is up with the price of gamecube games?)

ID: hbcydpv

Also make a trip to the orphanage

ID: hbd4vpk

Adopt? So kind, you are

4 : Anonymous2021/09/02 18:50 ID: hbclv2f

You're gonna need a new one, but the Game Cube will be fine.

ID: hbclyii


ID: hbdjk5p

I was gonna go with "take it back to the store, and clean the game cube with light rubbing alcohol"

ID: hbdnz8y

The best defense against further problems is a vasectomy.

5 : Anonymous2021/09/02 16:37 ID: hbc1w6q

Isopropyl Alcohol and a soft, tightly packed qtip (the nice ones not the ones for your ear) should take it off with minimal scratching to the lens.

ID: hbc293d

This. Don't worry about cleaning anything but the lens and and exposed parts of the PCB. Pick out any loose or built-up crayon bits as well and you should be good.

ID: hbc5ql6

Make sure it’s a high % like 91%

6 : Anonymous2021/09/02 16:41 ID: hbc2j83

It's only the lens, the rest doesn't matter. They sell Carl Zeiss lens cleaners at Wally World (Walmart) for dirt cheap. But it's essentially the same way you clean a camera sensor or lens. 99% iso, and VERY VERY carefully, with something non abrasive.

ID: hbcxs0x

This. The only functional part that really matters in the GC is the lens. As long as the mechanism that moves the lens is OK, all you need is to clean the lens

ID: hbd081l

Also this!

7 : Anonymous2021/09/02 16:36 ID: hbc1pr9

Start with adoption

ID: hbc1x15

I considered it briefly haha. My fault though. Don't leave anything in the reach of a 3 year you arent ready to see broken.

ID: hbcli66

The thing or the 3 year old?

8 : Anonymous2021/09/02 18:43 ID: hbcks6l

Burn it with acid. For the console, white vinegar or alcohol.

9 : Anonymous2021/09/02 16:46 ID: hbc3alb

Alcohol wipes, paired with a soft terry cloth. Start with the alcohol and then scrub GENTLY with the cloth.

Also apply consumable alcohol liberally to adult person after cleaning is complete, and remember that it’s just a toy, and you love your child.

10 : Anonymous2021/09/02 16:41 ID: hbc2gv4

Probably has to do with the lens being covered. Just wipe that off and should be good to go.

11 : Anonymous2021/09/02 19:32 ID: hbcs7ua
12 : Anonymous2021/09/02 19:20 ID: hbcqhif

Dispose of the creature you call a child it won't happen again

13 : Anonymous2021/09/02 16:38 ID: hbc23k0


14 : Anonymous2021/09/02 21:57 ID: hbdcwrt

Another post to the slide show that plays in my head the next time I get asked,

“When are you having kids?”

15 : Anonymous2021/09/02 22:06 ID: hbde1px

Pure isopropyl alcohol and cotton swabs.

16 : Anonymous2021/09/02 18:12 ID: hbcg4j8

Yeet the child

17 : Anonymous2021/09/02 20:28 ID: hbd0qlz

Whoop his ass and than use rubbing alchohol

18 : Anonymous2021/09/02 22:23 ID: hbdgdt9

First wipe the floor and the walls where the blood stains are, then go in your backyard, dig a six foot hole and hide the body, the gamecube cab also be cleaned with some alcohol, but you will have to wipe harder as it's crayon

19 : Anonymous2021/09/02 18:41 ID: hbckktn

use acid (on the kid, not the GameCube)

20 : Anonymous2021/09/02 16:37 ID: hbc1xza

Rubbing alcohol I think would be the safest. Or maybe mineral spirits on a Terri cloth so as not to get any lint etc

21 : Anonymous2021/09/02 17:12 ID: hbc74xl

Dish washer machine

ID: hbcxvjw

Don't have to get the mom involved /s

22 : Anonymous2021/09/02 19:34 ID: hbcsic2

Gamecube? Put it in the washing machine. To dry it out just tie it to the back of your car and drive around for a few hours. If that doesn't work, blow torch

23 : Anonymous2021/09/02 16:37 ID: hbc1xi0

A trashbag, a hole in the backyard and a good alibi

24 : Anonymous2021/09/02 21:02 ID: hbd5wj3

contact a condom manufacturer, this is an ad campaign waiting to happen

25 : Anonymous2021/09/02 22:04 ID: hbddu9r

I think the only way to do it safely and ensure it doesn’t happen again is to put him up for adoption


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