> Of all the laser based system out there I'd give the GameCube the best score for
> toughness. I brought my second hand 3 year old (at the time) GC to a year long
> tour in Iraq, after 4 months the X-boxs and PS2s had to be taken apart almost
> weekly for cleaning because of the dust while my CG worked flawlessly. Draping
> the systems with sheets and towels, or putting them in boxes was also a common
> quick fix. Add on top of that bad power (black outs, brownouts, spikes, piss
> poor transformers and shoddy wiring) and other systems outright failed left and
> right. But because of my CGs brick-on-a-rope power cable and hatch-type disc
> access maintenance was easy. Yet I never once had to clean the lens, or replace
> the power cable or even place it in a "dust free" container. Its still humming
> along now just fine.
> My one complaint is the eject button; of the two systems I own (one bought just
> for Iraq, cause I thought it would destroy it) both have broken eject switches,
> something I've seen and several other GCs also.