behaves as wiiu without drive

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  1. tooncar10
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    Hi my name is alex i bad speak in English. I have wiiu and this is my problem:

    I unplug the dvd drive.
    when drive is unplug blue light lights 15 second.
    I must buy new drive?
    This error is normal when dvd drive is unplug?
     


  2. GorTesK

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    why did you unplug the bluray drive? is something wrong with it?
     
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    drive eat my game "zombiu" and not eject
     
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    When blueray is plugged wiiu have error when i turn on wiiu blue light work one second and and turn off

    When blueray is unplugged wiiu have error when i turn on wiiu blue light work 15 seconds and and turn off
     
  5. GorTesK

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    if you still have warranty, send it to nintendo
    if you don't have warranty, open up the console and look if you can get the bluray out manually... worst case scenario, you can still buy a replacement drive and exchange it
     
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    one moment i add video
     
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    You opens up your wiiu so your warranty is out as you have opens it .
    If you send it to be meant Nintendo will charge you for it .
    Is the ribbon to the drive in properly as when I had mine
    Apart I has the same problem and all it was was the riben
    Not in properly . Hope it help .
     
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    saddly the only advice I can give you is to buy a replacement drive....
    I seriously don't know, if or how you could repair that, hope someone else can help you with that :/
    anyone know somebody, we could tag for this?
     
  10. Slartibartfast42

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    There is no such thing as a replacement Wii U drive. They are locked to the console. Replacing the drive would require a level of Wii U hacking not even reached by failoverflow.

    Maybe the Bluray drive can be repaired. It could be quite a simple fix on the inside. He should open it up and find out.
     
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    https://de.ifixit.com/Guide/Nintendo Wii U DVD Drive Replacement/12811

    edit: sry, english version:

    https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Nintendo+Wii+U+DVD+Drive+Replacement/12811
     
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    Did you read those comments? This doesn't work unless you open up the drive and change out a still working "logic board" for the drive. It doesn't gave you any instructions on how to do that. That would be a far more difficult process, and anyone capable of doing it could have figured out the rest of this guide by themselves. Also, if something happened to their "logic board", either before opening it, or during, they'd be screwed. If you can do this, you could also unjam the thing.

    It's weird though, the vendors say you only have to do that for certain drive models. Which do they mean? Aren't all of them protected by a drive key? If there is no drive key, then why isn't Wiikey U out?
     
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    I did read it, but as I never had to do such a thing, I don't know, why or how it works
    just mentioned it, as it seems to be "a thing"
    and if you can believe the site, it worked for the users
     
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    0 zero have said it worked. Two complained of errors, one was talking in the future tense, and hadn't of actually fixed anything yet. Only 5 marked as completed, which isn't the same as working. Yea, we have conflicting evidence, so I'm hoping someone who knows about this more can chime in and tell us the truth.
     
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    was referring to those 2 saying, that it worked
    but as I said, never done it myself and no idea, if that site can be trusted
     
  16. Slartibartfast42

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    Except that first guy only said that it worked when changing out the logic board, which is not included in the guide and beyond the abilities of most people. And like I said, that second person is talking in the future tense. She commented upon reading the guide, not after doing it.

    "4-year-old will be happy"

    If they had already completed the guide successfully, then the kid should already be happy, not in the future.
     
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    also says, the guide WAS a life saver, past tense
    the kid will be happy as soon as he gets to play the just successfully repaired console
    that's, how I understand it.... but whatever... who knows, if it works or not
    don't want to argue over something, that I have to speculate about
    I honestly have no idea, whether or not this site can be trusted, I just thought it might be worth mentioning the possibility
    if someone has some more knowledge about it, possibly more then just theory, but something backed by actual testing, then that would be perfect :)
     
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    Do not fill the thread with an off-topic ego discussion, it is not useful for the OP and makes it difficult to him (and others) to find a solution.
     
  19. Slartibartfast42

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    It's likely that he might have to take the drive apart. I would prefer taking apart the one he has and trying to fix it, before buying a new drive. Why buy a new drive, find out you have to take both of them apart, and then end up with two working drives?
     
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    it's not off-topic, he got a drive issue and we were discussing whether or not a replacement drive could help
    since we don't know, whether or not the site can be trusted, it's probably better to try to repair the drive first, like slarti said
    and take your e-penis somewhere else please, this is disgusting