Buggered dvd rom drive

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

  1. exile
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    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?

    Thanks.
     
  2. ModchipCentral

    ModchipCentral GBAtemp Regular

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    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

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

    kobykaan GBAtemp Addict

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    maby USB loader and USB HD ?!

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

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    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
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    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.