Stuck on the 2nd cross, could someone please advise me?

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Stuck on the 2nd cross, could someone please advise me?

Postby jmshortridge » Wed Nov 23, 2011 11:24 pm

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white side is bottom
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yellow side is top, trying to make yellow cross
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Hey there,
I am working on my first solve..... I have spent about 6 hours trying to get past this point. I have started over and gotten here many times, but I cannot get past it. I have looked at several different guides and videos. According to this website, I am on "Stage 5" - the bottom is complete and the bottom two rows are complete all the way around, so I am trying to make the 2nd cross on the top. I've tried the algorithms provided and I just cannot get the cross.
Could someone please advise me on what to try differently?
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Re: Stuck on the 2nd cross, could someone please advise me?

Postby borginator2 » Thu Nov 24, 2011 12:58 am

Please take off topic discussion off this forum. Thanks.
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Re: Stuck on the 2nd cross, could someone please advise me?

Postby skeletonboy » Fri Dec 02, 2011 1:21 am

Is one of your pieces flipped? If so, it is impossible to make the cross and you will end up with a cross with 3 legs and I edge piece oriented in place but flipped.

Just get that piece out, put it back in the right way, then solve the puzzle. Yes I know it's the cheap way, I would recommend really trying to fix it with other methods, but really, 6 hours on I solve is just too much, just cheap it the first time, then continue on with your cubing life.
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Re: Stuck on the 2nd cross, could someone please advise me?

Postby TVRubiks » Thu Mar 08, 2012 2:10 am

Hey, hopefully you've probably already solved this, but for anyone that's in the same situation, at this point you want to get all the corners into the right positions, then orient them so each corner is not only in the right place, but oriented the right way.

This video shows exactly what to do when you are at this stage:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=_sSOrewUtys
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Re: Stuck on the 2nd cross, could someone please advise me?

Postby borginator2 » Thu Mar 08, 2012 9:54 am

The vid is helpful, but not in this case. If you look, you can see that they've got 3 edges solved so it's a disassembly job.
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