Steps 6 10 will show you how to disassemble the core to change the springs. These steps are difcult and if you are having trouble please refer to the videos available in the Speed Cubing section on Rubiks.com. If you do not wish to change the springs then skip straight to step 11.
Push down and in on all 4 tabs at once. Make sure that you are pushing the tabs
rather than the plastic around the tabs. The core should come apart slightly
allowing you to then open it the rest of the way (it may be helpful to use your nail or
the screwdriver provided).
TIGHT MEDIUM LOOSE
HOW TO DISASSEMBLE AND REASSEMBLE YOUR RUBIKS SPEED CUBE
1Remove the centre cap using a at head screwdriver
Congratulations you now own a Rubiks Speed Cube! To nd out more about Speed Cubing please go to Rubiks.com and click on Speed Solving. The aim of this guide is to help you customise your Rubiks Speed Cube to the way you like it. The Cube is currently set to a medium tension. Do not over tighten the Cube or you risk damaging it. To adjust the tension remove the tiles (as in step 1) and screw the screws anti-clockwise. To achieve different tensions assemble as shown below, using the following steps (omitting steps 6 10). If you want your Rubiks Speed Cube even looser then you can change the springs following all the steps in the instructions. A full instruction video on all of these steps can be found in the Speed Cubing section on Rubiks.com.
You can lubricate the cube when fully assembled, but for best results with Rubiks Lube, lubricate when the Cube is apart (just before step 11). For more information on lubricating the Rubiks Speed Cube please visit the Speed Cubing section on Rubiks.com. Note: only a tiny amount of lube is needed and will quickly spread inside the Cube with a few twists and turns.
Unscrew the centre cap
Remove the centre piece3
Disassemble the Cube in layers
Remove the remaining centre piece as in steps 1 & 2
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9Remove the pillars holding the springs. You can now change all the springs by removing them and replacing them with the others provided.
11Place the tall plastic washer in the underneath of the centre tiles.
Screw 5 of the 6 centre pieces back into place
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Put the screw into place
13This step will help prevent catches on very loose tensions and can be skipped if you prefer tighter tensions. Place the metal washer over the screw and plastic washer, between the plastic washer and the core.
Rebuild the Cube layer by layer; leaving the nal centre piece
until last. Use the following pictures to help you orientate the
This is the best time to lubricate your Rubiks Speed Cube a detailed instruction video can be found on Rubiks.com in the speed cubing section.