1 brand of DVD's has stopped working completely

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  1. Livin in a box
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    I decided to put SMG2 on a disc today, and when I did with the first attempt I was glad to see that it worked first time (unusual with Memorex discs), so I ran with GeckoOS and it told me that it needed IOS56. No problems, I downloaded it using NUS; the latest version. Installed it, went to run SMG2 again and...no dice. Gecko tells me that there's no DVD, NeoGamma tells me there's a disc read error as does the System Menu. I tried another Memorex game that worked before, not working. Another, not working. Tried a Kodak which worked fine, and ran an original disc (Brawl) which ran fine too.

    So now I'm at a loss. Originally I thought IOS56 so I deleted it, but it hasn't changed a thing. I'm now thinking maybe it's a laser problem if it's just not reading Memorex's...But does anyone else know what it could be? I know many people here will tell me to go and buy an external HDD, but I don't have the money to invest in one now.
     
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    DVD-R, or DVD+R?
     
  3. Livin in a box
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    Oh, DVD-R. Burning at 3.3x, can't go any slower.
     
  4. hunnymonster

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    Memorex media blows goats - use something more reliable like Verbatim, TDK or Imation.

    (This is based on 20 years experience with their products - the last ones that were any good were the CrO2 cassette tapes before Tandy/RadioShack bought the brand in about 1985)
     
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    Hm...I would try to reburn them on a different brands of discs then retry. I myself use the Sony brand disc, which are 50, for $20.

    Oh, do normal games still work?
     
  6. Livin in a box
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    Normal games and Kodak discs work fine.

    The thing that's getting me though is that they all worked perfectly before- now they've just stopped working completely after installing IOS56.

    OK- just removed my WiiKey and now everything is booting fine via NeoGamma, except GameCube discs...

    OK- shut it and now nothing works anymore. WTF? I'm seriously p***** off right now, this motherf***** is playing around with me, stupid b****.
     
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    Sorry for another double post, but no one wants to go to page 11 so...
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  8. longtom1

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    have you tried cleaning the laser as your laser could be crapping out try a usb loader if that works then your cios and ios's will probably be fine and the drive is the problem
     
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    Yes, I cleaned it with alcohol. I also got rid of all the dust inside too.
     
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    did you try a usb loader???
     
  11. Livin in a box
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    For reading from a disc? No I haven't, and if you mean loading from USB then I don't have any USB memory sticks big enough for a Wii game.
     
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    you need to get your chip set back up again...and dont use the disc that is getting you the "no dvd" error. everytime your try that disc, and you get the "no dvd" error...then you need to do a power cycle (full cut) before trying any other discs. as for why that disc is not working, no clue....but a disc that gives you the "no dvd" error, can cause your drive to continue to spit that error out until you power cycle (this only happens on my chipped system).
     
  13. Livin in a box
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    Yeah, it does it to me too. But it's not just 1 disc that's not working- it's all my Memorex discs, which isn't a lot but I really do want to play SMG2 some more. I just don't understand why it was working when it was open, and when I put it back together again it started to not work...I might try it with the chip in and the Wii open up again and see if it's something else; a Wii problem.
     
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    Ps: kodak discs are some of the best you can buy...and memorex are about the worst....so it may very well be a case of laser versus quality.
     
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    i Use ASDA Brand (cheap) DVD+R Discs 3.6x Speed And I Have Not had any Problems
    Maybe The IOS blocks compatibility of memorex discs but idk rly
     
  16. Livin in a box
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    I don't think the IOS has the power to do that, does it? I'm just majorly confused right now.
     
  17. George Dawes

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    Kodak discs WERE some of the best, when they actually made their own (kodak ireland factory). Now they are just cheap rebrands, made by the usual suspects of cheap media.

    Only help I can offer to the thread starter is not to use memorex products, get some verbs or TY discs.
     
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    What could they change that would cause it not to work? [​IMG]
     
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    Japanese Taiyo Yudens are worth the extra money.
     
  20. afnuke

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    All memorex for me.......never had any problems. -R +R and some with just R


    Im tired of everyone to say use better disc.......the quality of all namebrand disc are ALMOST the same, VERY VERY SMALL difference. I wouldnt recommend using no name blanks, they are cheaper made and wont last as long.

    Actually, I would recommend no disc, go usb!!