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 Post subject: mf8 3x4x5 Pronblem
PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 7:49 am 
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On my mf8 3x4x5, the ( x x ) layers have locked up and don't move at all.

Has anyone else had this problem and is there a way to fix it??

Josh


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 Post subject: Re: mf8 3x4x5 Pronblem
PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 3:46 pm 
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JmanMcH wrote:
On my mf8 3x4x5, the ( x x ) layers have locked up and don't move at all.

Has anyone else had this problem and is there a way to fix it??

Josh

Lots of people have had this problem. It's referred to in the solving 3x4x5 thread, found here:

Here's the relevant part, found near the bottom of the 1st page, and there's discussion after that.

Burgo wrote:
I was just scrambling mine and I got this situation. The outer 3X4 layer is locked and will not turn. The puzzle may have started with the orientation the other way, but I still can't see why this turn is not possible.. It should be possible, right? Nothing seems to be out of alignment in the mechanism, and all other turns are possible :? .

EDIT: I just had a look at the mechanism and it is physically blocked, (2nd photo added).. it seems that it is not as `fully functional` as I thought.

If you want to try it you can do [4x5 F, 3x5 U] Dd Rr2 Uu2 R (With one 3X5 face as U it is blocked, with the other it is functional :o ).
Cheers,
Burgo.

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 Post subject: Re: mf8 3x4x5 Pronblem
PostPosted: Thu Aug 09, 2012 1:10 pm 
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Are they locked in the solved position? The hidden parts might be aligned wrong; try taking it apart and rearranging the hidden layer.

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