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5 by 5 rubik's cube center cap

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Hi everyone,

I have a question for you. I have a 5 by 5 brand rubik's cube and 5 of the 6 sides turn smoothly. One of the sides is a bit stiffer than the rest and unfortunately the side that is stiffer is my up layer when I solve the cube. Doing finger tricks on this layer can be a pain sometimes. I know that the cube is as broken in as it will be. I'm wondering if the stiffness has to do with what's under the center cap. I want to ask if there is a screw underneath the center cap of a 5 by 5 rubik's brand cube. I want to know because I've been thinking of opening up the center cap and seeing if I can fix this problem by messing with the screw.

Thanks!
 

pcharles93

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The 5x5's don't have springs either.
How do you know?
Just this once, I'd like to see me proven wrong. Anyone, show me a smashed 5x5. I want to see the springs. I can't tell if there are any springs which is different from telling if there aren't any. The only reason my 5x5 is so loose is because the pieces are worn out and possibly, the core is stretched out like an old ES's.
 

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Unknown, what exactly are you trying to tell us there? Did the 5x5 have screws or not? What is the 3x3 doing there? Is the spring from it? If so... what the hell?
 

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Ok, thanks. I'd expect the spring to be further out, btw, directly under the rivet head. I think that's where they are in my 1980's cube.

"storebought spring" is highly ambiguous, btw. Spring you bought in the store? Spring of a store-bought cube? What cube, 3x3 or 5x5?
 
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