## Help solving the second layer.

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### Help solving the second layer.

I finally got the first layer done by following this tutorial but the second layer instructions confuse me.

this is my cube:

I can't figure out how to finish the second layer without destroying what I have
shesastarxo

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### Re: Help solving the second layer.

Please take off topic discussion off this forum. Thanks.

borginator2

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### Re: Help solving the second layer.

I have to admit that for the beginners method second layer there are a lot of shortcuts. Anyone who wants to hear some just PM me.
lol, here to help ^_~
Sharkretriver

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### Re: Help solving the second layer.

I've finished the second layer and the yellow face but I've got one piece left on three sides in the last layer:

And now I'm stumped.
shesastarxo

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### Re: Help solving the second layer.

Put the orange face at the back (I'm assuming it's the intact one) and do this move: R2 U R U R' U' R' U' R' U R'.
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borginator2

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### Re: Help solving the second layer.

Thank you I finally solved it thanks to your tutorials. I think i'm going to leave it solved for a while before I try to solve it again haha.
shesastarxo

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### Re: Help solving the second layer.

Glad to help. Don't leave it solved too long. You'll itch to solve it again!
Please take off topic discussion off this forum. Thanks.

borginator2

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### Re: Help solving the second layer.

looks like a z-perm
M2 U M2 U M U2 M2 U2 M U2
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Sharkretriver

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### Re: Help solving the second layer.

I'd agree that it could be a z-perm if it weren't for the fact that he stated that only 3 sides were messed up. That square on the green looks orange, but must be red, or 4 faces would be scrambled (as you can clearly see that red, blue and green must be scrambled in some way). That means that one of the other 2 faces must be complete. Simple logic leads you to only one conclusion - the orange being complete, and that leads to that alg I gave. Must have worked. The guy said it fixed it.
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borginator2

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### Re: Help solving the second layer.

wow, I thought the red was red and orange. I'm colourblind! lol illusion?
lol, here to help ^_~
Sharkretriver

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