Wii disk drive error, tells me to eject disk and shutoff wii

Discussion in 'Wii - Hardware, Devices and Utilities' started by trogdon, Jan 28, 2011.

Jan 28, 2011
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    trogdon New Member

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    So just recently (today) my wii Started to have the following error
    An error has occurred. Press the Eject Button and remove the disc, then turn the Wii console off and refer to the Wii operations Manual for help troubleshooting
    Now this error no longer shows up, and when I put a disk in my wii makes a weird clicking noise and then that's it. It doesn't even show that the disk could not be read, or this message any more. I'm guessing my drive is completely shot?
    My wii is only softmodded so I don't think that's the problem, but I obviously can't send it into nintendo. I just want to confirm that this is the disk drive for sure, and how would I go about fixing this myself, or if it's better to send it in to this
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewI...em=270660857855
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    ddetkowski New Member

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    Your drive is gone, no more disc loading.
    But don't fret!
    USB loading is here!
    Go out and get a 320GB USB external drive, and use WII Backup Manager to install
    games to the drive.
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    I don't use disc loading, I just use official disks. The only thing I softmod is like to play emulators and stuff lol.
    So I'd rather just replace the drive than USB load, because I already have so many games (like at least 25, and I have lots of gamecube games too).

    is it a disk drive or a laser problem? That's about a $40 difference so it's worth knowing

    it's making this noise
    http://filesmelt.com/dl/wii_drive_noise.mp3

    The disk doesn't spin at all, it like tries a couple times then gives up
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    SRW009 New Member

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    I have a same problem like it.But no noise.
    The disk doesn't spin at all,and no red light.
    I'm sure that its an Hardware problem.I linked the “Q12” to “F3”(My hard disk too big to use of the Wii)
    Then Power On... [IMG]
    Such a tragedy I did????
    Anybody help me?
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    snap_0714 New Member

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    i just finished repairing at least 8 dvd drives. from what i tested on all 8. not spinning means its a really bad laser. you can get that for $10. put the drive sideways then insert the disc and see if the laser still lights up and moves. if it does but the disc wont spin its the laser. do not replace the drive. if you buy a new drive at least make sure its a D2 drive model. newer drives will not work. so dont throw away your old drive. the board on that drive is still worth alot

    for the noise. its probably the top metal thing holding the disc so it will not fly. try to gently move the holder thing and see if it stops the noise. that can also be the problem. its squeezing the disc and it wont let it spin. be very careful if you are like trying to align the thing.

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