An error has occurred - Could Installing Home brew help fix this?

Discussion in 'Wii - Console and Game Discussions' started by DrunkenNinja, May 29, 2012.

  1. DrunkenNinja

    DrunkenNinja Newbie

    May 29, 2012
    "An error has occurred. Press the eject button, remove the game disk, and turn off the power to the console. Please read the Wii operations manual for further instructions."

    The drive is modded with a WiiKey 2 but the Wii is not Hombrewed (It's an older DB2 model).

    The majority of information I have read on this subject recommends swapping out the Laser, or bending the clips at the front of the drive tray (these were straight and the disc moved freely) so I was just about to order one when I realized I had a fully functional Wii in the closet, so I basically traded parts from a fully functional and tested DB2 drive to find out 100% what the problem is, I have completely stripped down the two drives and swapped parts in and out (inc. the laser which I also POT calibrated), I even de-soldered and re-soldered the motors to check if the Board was at fault.

    After 10 Hours working on this I have come to the conclusion that this problem is not related to the Drive, generally the drive spins up with the Laser working, for around 10 - 15 seconds before clicking 4 or 5 times with the error message, sometimes the drive will spin for 1 second then stop.

    Not wanting to delve into the main Wii CB, I was ready to scrap it but before doing so I am considering installing Home Brew and Gecko just to see what will happen, I am curious to see if this error will appear with USB loader given that it looks likely the drive is not at fault.

    Thanks a lot guys
  2. Magsor

    Magsor I am watching you

    Dec 1, 2010
    yes it would fix it.(I mean your wii will be fully functionnal)
    It pretty obvious that your modchip is at fault here if your dvd drive is not.
    just leave it like this and install a usb loader using modmii
  3. bowser

    bowser Mwa ha ha ha!

    Sep 1, 2008
    GBAtemp ↑↑↓↓← → ← →BA
    Why didn't you just install the WiiKey on the second Wii to see if it works and avoid all that trouble of soldering? If it still doesn't work then the WiiKey is jacked and you should consider USB loaders.
  4. DrunkenNinja

    DrunkenNinja Newbie

    May 29, 2012
    Thanks for the replies guys, I'm probably not the best solderer in the world, those huge motor solder blobs are fine but I didn't want to mess something up before I'd run some tests.

    Ok I will desolder the "Wii Key 2" ( trim and tape up the ends of the wires - I am worried about desoldering from the board) and Letterbomb that baby, hopefully all will then be good, I will of course post my results.

    Thanks again!!!
  5. Psionic Roshambo

    Psionic Roshambo GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Aug 12, 2011
    United States
    To throw in my two cents, I have had the same issue only with the Wiikey 1. When the chip went bad every disk I put in did the same thing. GC or Wii, Original or Backup. Lucky for me I had some spares and that fixed everything right up.

    Also you should have your Wii softmodded all the emulators alone makes it worth the time :)