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aww, my storebought just broke

cookingfat

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I was just playing with it in the car and it popped (which it just never does) and when I checked the centre piece has just snapped clean off.




I've recently started to like that cube as it's had 4 months of breaking in and was just starting to feel really nice. I was probably using this just as much if not more than my DIY.

I'm gonna try and glue it back on. This happened to anyone else?
 

Unknown.soul

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It has happened to me after using silicone spray (this is why I'm trying to get silicone oil, no additives and petroleum distillates), gluing it back on didn't work.
 

InhumanElmo

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That happened to one of my cubes. I threw it out in anger and, the person who broke it bought me a new one.
 

Michael_Wee

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i glued mine on and it worked the idea of glueing it on is to put 4 pieces of tooth picks that are supported by something and will not move stick a small part/piece of a eraser on each end and glue the centre cap with the toothpicks supporting it in position while the glue dries you may have to sand the pieces of eraser if they where glued on by accident
 

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That happened to at least 3 of my (and friends') store cubes. I used this shoe glue to glue it on it first. That glue sucks, Gorilla Glue is better. Sometimes when I do it right, it's perfectly fixed. Sometimes it is perfectly fixed, but break again after a few weeks. Then I do it again and it becomes super slow and I just stop playing with that cube.
This is what you should do:

Destroy the core and get every single part:
corner pieces
edge pieces
springs
center pieces
Trash the broken core and rivets and other junk pieces.
Buy type A DIY core, 6 center pieces with caps, stickers, and screw pack.
Rebuild your combo A cube with store pieces.
This is exactly what I did to one of my cubes that broke that way. That cube turned out much better than it was before.
 

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my first cube was a rubiks studio cube of puzl.co.uk... it broke the morning i got it, just like yours, cookingfat:( although i think my break was a little cleaner than that messy job!
i currently use it in a combo with an (a) core, and new type (d) centres and screws. the only problem is that the stickers on the centre caps are from the skidproof sticker set off cube4you, so most of the colours dont really match :(
anyway, it feels like an absolute dream, so i definitely would go with fanwuqs suggestion :)
 

Tomarse

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I was just playing with it in the car and it popped (which it just never does) and when I checked the centre piece has just snapped clean off.




I've recently started to like that cube as it's had 4 months of breaking in and was just starting to feel really nice. I was probably using this just as much if not more than my DIY.

I'm gonna try and glue it back on. This happened to anyone else?
yeah, it happened to me, i wouldn't suggest gluing it, lol spelling, I did that and it just got into the rivet and stopped the layer moving, if you do, you have to be dead careful.
 

cookingfat

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I put it back together today, it worked for 9 solves then exploded again.

seems from all the comments that it's a common problem.

fanwuq, I will do just that, I've just priced it up and it's pretty cheap to fix, will probably order some other stuff while I'm at it.

Ah well, the end of my first cube. 'twas a sad day.
 
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