Look for a video tutorial on YouTube. Most modern 4×4×4s use essentially the same design, just with different proportions here and there, and you can assemble them in the same way.Ok so basically my 4x4 popped, and while trying to fix it, ( i dunno how to ) the entire thing just exploded and now i have a million little pieces that i dont know how to put back together plz help. The 4x4 is a sheng shou mr m 4x4
I don't know for sure but I had a similar problem with my aosu gts m. Does it not turn at all, or does it just have super big lockups and you have to sort of turn the internals pieces to line it up?Yesterday I decided to dissasemble and clean my MoYu Aosu 4x4. I watched JRCubers tutorial on how to reassemble it and followed that. When the assembling was done I was super happy!
That’s when I tried turning it... and realise that I cannot turn any of the inner layers.
I’ve dissasembled and reassembled it once after, but got the same problem.
If you have any tips that could help me, please tell me!
Thank you! This worked!You're both describing what happens when some of the notches on the inner centers (alignment mechanism) are oriented wrong.
Loosen the tensions for easier access, reach between the center pieces with something thin like a screwdriver, and manually turn the notches until an obvious click happens and the piece properly sets into place. It will lower a bit, so you can't miss it. If some center's notch isn't turnable at all, it means it's already set correctly.
The end result should be that all the notches aren't turnable anymore, and the centerpieces themselves sit deep and tight.
More technically, the cube has three imaginary "equators" so to say, and along each of the equators, the notches should all be on the left or all on the right. On modern models, this is achieved by the centerpiece stalk having a small recess at its base, and the core piece itself having a specific set of grooves on it that strictly enforces the correct notch directions for all the six centers. If some notch is turned incorrectly, then that centerpiece won't sit well with the core and will noticeably stick out. So, the fact that the centerpiece is elevated and is able to rotate freely is a telltale sign that the notch on it is facing the wrong way.
I could easily see that the stalk was damaged compared to a good piece. Is it in any way possible to fix it?I hope the stalk isn't bent, but it kind of looks like that. But the stalk might just not be aligned properly in the piece. Take that piece out, inspect the stalk, take the piece itself apart, and reassemble. And hope for the best.
The replacement parts looks pretty cheap on speedcubeshop, so I’ll go with that. I have and will not bring cubes to school in the future from now on either;D Thanks for the help!I don't know what plastic the part is made of but you could try putting it in boiling water for a short time. It might return to an untwisted state by itself or require a little bending to do so... Or it will deform even more, melt or break under the pressure of bending and be completely useless...
If the puzzle is broken anyway and you have nothing to lose then you can try to fix it yourself, but if you need to save it then ordering a spare part may be your only recourse.
Either way the lesson here is to never lend your puzzles to other people...
All the centres have divots though... seeing as there are three, its pretty hard to even them out throughout the puzzle. I will try again today until I get itI’m pretty sure this Is like the Valk where a couple of pieces have indents (I don’t know what to call them) and just like cubingcubecuber said theatre are center pieces with divots then you put the indented edges on those ones. Then you assemble like a normal 2x2. I had the same trouble when I did this with my Valk but found that out and everything went smoothly. Except for it pops a lot more now Since I reassembled it so I will probably sell it when I go to a comp. and get a tengyu.
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