# How to fix an unsolvable Rubik’s Cube

If you’re looking at Rubik’s Cube solutions and your case does not correspond to any of those represented, then your cube in unsolvable.

## Why there are Rubik’s Cubes that can’t be solved

Most of the times, the Rubik’s Cube becomes unsolvable because someone, intentionally or unintentionally, takes one or more pieces out of the cube. If the piece is now put back in the cube in a different position or orientation, the cube will now be impossible to solve.

## How to fix the Rubik’s Cube

In order to fix the cube, you need to take out the pieces that are not properly in place and put them back so that the cube is fully solved. Therefore, it is advisable to solve most of the cube, so you don’t have to remove and replace so many pieces.

To take out the pieces of the cube, turn 45 degrees one face (see photo). Put a thumb on each edge and make pressure in opposite directions.

Once you have taken out an edge, it’s easy to take out the rest of the pieces you need to change. Now, put the pieces back in the cube, but this time in the correct position. Finally, you have to insert the last edge with a face rotated 45 degrees (just like you did to take it out).

You can now scramble the Rubik’s cube and you will be able to solve it! (if you know how, hehe)

1. henry1010101010 says:

My cube isn’t coming apart!!!!!!!!!! WHY?!?!?!

1. Diego de Pereda says:

Maybe you may need to make a little bit more pressure.

2. idk? says:

how do you know where to move the pieces to?

1. Diego de Pereda says:

You should put the cube in the solved position.

3. Tony says:

Which one do you pull out How do you know?

1. bob says:

Any one will work

4. mistery says:

im strong and my cube is like super glued together

5. Igor says:

Man what happened to me is that once I bought my cube I was able to solve it 30-40 times, and out of the blue I was not able to solve it anymore because 1 corner peace (yellow blue and green in my case) was not in the right place (everything else was). How is that even possible, to became unsolvable (nothing was taken out) after I solved it so many times? Do you know what was the problem?

1. Diego de Pereda says:

Hello, Igor. Sometimes the centerpieces have so little pression that the corners can rotate without moving from their own position.

1. Omar says:

I have never taken apart the cube and it came assembled correctly, but still have one piece out of place. I didn’t pull it apart, but tried to and notice the colors are in the corresponding position. I noticed the comment above had a similar problem. Does it still need to be taken apart?

6. elijah gonzalez says:

My cube is mixed up so I have no idea which one is messed up how do I figure this out

1. Diego de Pereda says:

Try to solve it as much as you can, until you find the pieces that you need to move.

7. Raj says:

Is any try to solve the unsolvable with out piece taken apart?

1. Diego de Pereda says:

No, you have to take the pieces apart. That’s why it is unsolvable.
Another possibility would be to change the stickers, but afterwards they would not stick well to the cube.

8. Dat Boi says:

i solved mine already like 5 mins before this then i got this so how is it now unsolvable?

1. Diego de Pereda says:

Are you sure that your case is not in the solutions?

9. Anonymus says:

my cube is lent from my dad he says I can’t take it apart bcause it will get damaged, but it is unsolvable!!

1. Maya Jena says:

if you dont want your cube to be damaged, then buy another one.

1. Diego de Pereda says:

If your cube has a decent quality (almost all of them), it won’t be damaged at all.

Thanks Diego.My unsolvable cube is finally solved!

1. Diego de Pereda says:

Congratulations!

11. Leila says:

How if it completely brakes apart?

1. Diego de Pereda says:

You have to be a little bit careful, but normally the plastic is resistant.