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Gan 11 M Pro Core Magnet Problem

fadsarmy

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I noticed my cube lost its smoothness and something was catching. Upon disassembly, I noticed two of the core magnet holders of the corner pieces had come out of their socket. I tried to put them back but they were too loose so I just took all of them out. I learned that the more complicated you make something, the more problems you could potentially have.
 
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I noticed my cube lost its smoothness and something was catching. Upon disassembly, I noticed two of the core magnet holders had come out of their socket. I tried to put them back but they were too loose so I just took all of them out. I learned that the more complicated you make something, the more problems you could potentially have.
#1 tip for anything: super glue the magnets back in.
 

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You simply need to lock them in with tool. Insert and turn 60deg clockwise. They have a sort of cam on the pin that tightens when rotated..
Check the instructions, if you have them.
 

fadsarmy

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You simply need to lock them in with tool. Insert and turn 60deg clockwise. They have a sort of cam on the pin that tightens when rotated..
Check the instructions, if you have them.
I have the accessories but there's no tool for this, just the tool for GES nuts. But it won't lock anyway.
 

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I wrote from memory, but have just checked properly for myself. There is no tool for the corner magnets, it looks like you do it by hand. Maybe some tweezers or small pliers might help? They won't need much though, so don't over do it! Hopefully this will work? If they haven't been messed with, it would be hard to imagine they are worn, damaged or simply not right. Hope so anyway, good luck.
 

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Judging by the number of youtube comments, it appears to be a common problem and people are using superglue. Does the 11 M Duo have a simlilar issue? From what I can make out in the videos, it seems to be part of the corner piece and not removeable.
 
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I noticed my cube lost its smoothness and something was catching. Upon disassembly, I noticed two of the core magnet holders of the corner pieces had come out of their socket. I tried to put them back but they were too loose so I just took all of them out. I learned that the more complicated you make something, the more problems you could potentially have.
Wait, I just thought the magnet itself is popping out from the core, not the magnet piece for the corner stocks. I say contact the store where you got the cube from and ask for some replacement parts.
 

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Wait, I just thought the magnet itself is popping out from the core, not the magnet piece for the corner stocks. I say contact the store where you got the cube from and ask for some replacement parts.
That would probably mean replacement corner pieces because it looks like the sockets that house those little pegs have lost their tightness. Thanks for the suggestion. I'll see what they say.
 
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