On my mf8 3x4x5, the ( x x ) layers have locked up and don't move at all.
Has anyone else had this problem and is there a way to fix it??
Lots of people have had this problem. It's referred to in the solving 3x4x5 thread, found here
Here's the relevant part, found near the bottom of the 1st page, and there's discussion after that.
I was just scrambling mine and I got this situation. The outer 3X4 layer is locked and will not turn. The puzzle may have started with the orientation the other way, but I still can't see why this turn is not possible.. It should be possible, right? Nothing seems to be out of alignment in the mechanism, and all other turns are possible
EDIT: I just had a look at the mechanism and it is physically blocked, (2nd photo added).. it seems that it is not as `fully functional` as I thought.
If you want to try it you can do [4x5 F, 3x5 U] Dd Rr2 Uu2 R (With one 3X5 face as U it is blocked, with the other it is functional