Can I disable DVD drive startup?

Discussion in 'Wii - Hardware, Devices and Utilities' started by jojones88, Mar 20, 2016.

  1. jojones88
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    Is there anyway to disable the DVD drive startup noise? I use my Wii mostly for playing Netflix & such, it's just so annoyingly loud when I boot it up. Seems to always wake the gf.

    I'd prefer a software method if there is one, but I'm not shy of opening it up to disable it as well as i never actually use the DVD drive anymore.

    Thanks for any help.
     
  2. GreyWolf

    GreyWolf GBAtemp Psycho!

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    No, it's part of initializing the drive. If you disconnect the drive games won't run, either.
     
  3. Thomas83Lin

    Thomas83Lin Retro Gamer

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    Hmm you could always cut the wire to the drive's motor. shouldn't cause any problems.

    edit: I believe it may just be a ribbon cable to the dvd drive motor, theres also 2 other motors. just make sure the drive's pcb stays connected cause yeah disconnecting that will cause problems.
     
    Last edited by Thomas83Lin, Mar 21, 2016
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    Roger that guys. Lost my tri-wing, had to order one. I'll report back to let you know how it goes once it arrives.