Buggered dvd rom drive

Discussion in 'Wii - Hardware, Devices and Utilities' started by exile, Dec 18, 2009.

  1. exile

    exile Newbie

    My son decided he would shove like 4 discs at once into my wii and broke the dvd drive. Can I replace it with any wii drive? Or do I need to find out which model it is? It was a wii from launch.

    Any suggestions on where to get a new one at the best price and a trusted place?

  2. ModchipCentral

    ModchipCentral GBAtemp Regular

    May 15, 2007
    You can replace it with any drive.

    We have brand new, literally brand spanking new, never used D2E drives on our website for $69.95 . www.ModchipCentral.com

    You can also try ebay but theres tons of sellers selling refurbished drives and trying to pass them off as new.
  3. Elritha

    Elritha GBAtemp Addict

    Jan 24, 2006
    Any drive will do. Just be aware the newer ones won't accept disk backups.
  4. kobykaan

    kobykaan GBAtemp Addict

    Aug 27, 2007
    maby USB loader and USB HD ?!

    large USB hard drives are pretty cheap now [​IMG]
  5. accat131

    accat131 Member

    Apr 9, 2008
    Your old drive may hold some potential worth to someone.If the board is still ok on the drive it could be removed and reused on one of the d3-2 drives..I doubt the board was damaged most likely the motor or mechanism.
  6. exile

    exile Newbie

    Yes, I am sure the board is okay. It will read original games sometimes (just makes a horrible grinding noise) and pretty much failed on every backup I have now.
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