Create open/close disc tray switch?

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by exp0wnster, Mar 11, 2012.

  1. exp0wnster
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    exp0wnster Newbie

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    Hello everybody.

    I am using my Wii for a project that involves taking the disc drive completely out. However, I still need to be able to control whether the drive is open or not, for things like DML. Does anybody have a pin out or something to lead me in the right direction?

    Thanks!
     
  2. DeadlyFoez

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    Ummmm, the drive does not "open" like the drive on a PC or DVD player.....

    So explain in better detail what you mean by "open".
     
  3. DonnyKD

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    What do you mean? You mean like, remotely eject the disk or what?
     
  4. Lucif3r

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    The eject button is located on the motherboard (You should know this...), so when you press eject the Wii sends the eject-signal through the datacable (or maybe the powercable, Im actually not sure about this part) to the dvd drive.
    Easiest way to relocate the eject button would be to simply solder some wires on it (and dont say "its not pretty" or similar, because then youre not doing it right).

    But it would be a lot easier to help you if you told us what you want to do...
     
  5. nano351

    nano351 GBAtemp Regular

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    I think he wants to construct something that will essentially emulate a disc being in the disc drive.
     
  6. Lucif3r

    Lucif3r GBAtemp Maniac

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    Not possible without a chip with its own nand programmed to emulate a disc.
     
  7. DeadlyFoez

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    fixed. NAND wasn't really the right word for the idea.
     
  8. exp0wnster
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    Sorry if I wasn't clear. I want to emulate a disc being in the drive, so that I could run DML without the actual disc drive attached to the wii.
     
  9. DeadlyFoez

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    There is a little optical sensor that checks for if a disc is in the drive. Block that optical sensor and that may be enough to do the trick. There are also switches on the PCB (i think, but it's bee a while since I dismantled the drive), and just shorting those switches may do it for you too.

    Once I get my oscilloscope back I will divulge into this a little bit and see what I can come up with.
     
  10. Lucif3r

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    Thx, microcontroller was the word I was searching for, but being tired as I am I couldnt find the word so I just said nand :P