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The case of the squeaky core.

yukiwerts

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I just did an underwater solve with my rubik's brand cube. Now, the core is all squeaky. Any suggestions?
 

PCwizCube

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It's not too much of a problem. Just makes a springy sound. It's not like your cube is destroyed. It comes from the springs rubbing against the screw. Or maybe the screw is wet, so it makes a sound when it's wet (bottom of shoes making a squeaky sound when rubbing against a wet floor). It might go away once it's dry (which may take a while)

If the spring is rubbing against the screw (happens often):
If you're using a DIY cube then just take out the springs and put them back in however many times until you cannot hear the sound. But I'm assuming you're using a store bought cube. You just have to deal with it until it goes away (could take months). Or just buy a new cube?

By the way there are similar threads of this topic (hearing squeaky noise):
http://www.speedsolving.com/forum/showthread.php?t=7123
http://www.speedsolving.com/forum/showthread.php?t=4922
http://www.speedsolving.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3781
http://www.speedsolving.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3624
http://www.speedsolving.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1498
http://www.speedsolving.com/forum/showthread.php?t=1148
http://www.speedsolving.com/forum/showthread.php?t=11236
 

Thieflordz5

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I would take the caps out and take the springs out to let them dry (CubeFan beat me :()
If it keeps going after that, I would oil the screws/springs (not the actual cube...)
 

yukiwerts

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I would take the caps out and take the springs out to let them dry (CubeFan beat me :()
If it keeps going after that, I would oil the screws/springs (not the actual cube...)
I wish I could, but it's not a DIY, it's storebrought (and a good one too! So, I don't want to lose it!)
 

byu

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Get a DIY for sure. And if you want, maybe lubricate your cube to make the squeaks go away.

Most importantly, don't solve underwater with that cube
 

panyan

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if you do want to do underwater solves, i would lubricate with some sort of oil based lube because that will be a physical barrier for water getting into your cube.
 

yukiwerts

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if you do want to do underwater solves, i would lubricate with some sort of oil based lube because that will be a physical barrier for water getting into your cube.
I thought oil-based lubricants were bad...
 
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