Burned AND legit Gamecube games take multiple tries to load

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  1. ruel
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    I've had my wiikey 2 for a couple of months and I've noticed a problem that is slowly starting to worsen:

    Wii backups and legit Wii games load normally almost 100% of the time, but the majority of Gamecube backups AND legit games take multiple tries to get them to load. It didn't used to be like this.

    I turn on the Wii and put in the Gamecube backup or legit game. Then the gamecube logo appears on the disk channel. Then I click to start the game. The Wii remote shuts off (like it should) and I get a black screen. I usually hold the power button and then remove the disk and try again. It usually takes between two and four tries to get games to load.

    -I burn the disks using ImgBurn at 2.4x speed on TDK DVD-R disks.
    -My wii is at 4.0u
    -My games are NTSC-U
    -My Wiikey 2 is fully updated.
    -I have NO homebrew and never had any
    -Both multi-iso GCN backups and standard GCN backups have this problem, as well as legit GCN games


    I thought it might be a dirty laser, but dual layer games such as Brawl work fine.

    Please help me...

    EDIT: Now it doesn't seem to be reading GCN games at all. It just goes to a black screen when I click play.


    EDIT2: This could just be a fluke, but I put the wiikey2 config disk in and change allow no updates to allow only USA updates. I then put in my GCN game and it worked. I'll try playing another game in a few hours and see if it works first try still.

    EDIT3: It went back to not working... but I did figure out that if I put in the wiikey2 config disk, the next Gamecube game will almost always work. What could cause this?
     
  2. ruel
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  3. Golfman560

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    Drive laser could be dirty or dying. Just because a dual layer game works doesn't mean it couldn't be a dirty laser. If that isn't it then the Wiikey2 could be malfunctioning or may not be placed properly and has recently shifted a bit so it's contact points are messed up.
     
  4. ruel
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    So, would this be the best thing to do?:

    1) Buy the laser cleaning disk thing.
    2) If that doesn't work, open up the wii and check if the wiikey2 has shifted (by the way, it's on a wiiclip)
    3) If that doesn't work, get a replacement laser or new wii OR if Wii games continue to work, get a modded Gamecube

    EDIT:

    I didn't have to do any of that. It's fixed now:
    If anybody else has this problem, change the settings in your wiikey2 from blocking all updates to allowing USA updates.

    EDIT2: It only fixed it for a short time.... what I discovered is that if I put the config disk in my wii the next gamecube game will almost always work.
     
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    Please see my latest edit. Why is it that if I put in the wiikey2 config disk that the next gamecube game almost always works?
     
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    Does anybody know what this could mean? It's as if my wiikey2 needs the config disk to recognize GCN games.
     
  7. ozguy

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    I believe the WiiKey config disk IS a gamecube disk, which basically shows that booting a GC disk is possible.

    I would say clean the lens