Did my Wii finally draw its last breath?

Discussion in 'Wii - Hardware, Devices and Utilities' started by Dork, Jan 31, 2014.

  1. Dork

    Dork Newbie

    Okay here's my story:

    I was in the middle of playing Project M when all of the sudden my Wii starts to make these loud scratching noises. Being worried, I immediately turned off the console. After I tried to boot it back up, the disc drive immediately showed signs of failure. It kept making these clicking sounds when trying to run the disc, and the Wii menu kept giving me system errors.

    This is really aggravating because this literally came out of fucking nowhere, especially since my Wii looked like it was going strong for the past 8 years. I really don't want to send it in to Nintendo since I softmodded the fuck out of this thing. I mean I will always have USB loading but I can't play Project M, and I'm just not comfortable knowing my Wii is partially defunct.

    Is there anyway I can fix this myself? Plz respond.
  2. Dork

    Dork Newbie

    plz respond
  3. Maxternal

    Maxternal Peanut Gallery Spokesman

    Nov 15, 2011
    Deep in GBAtemp addiction
  4. Thomas83Lin

    Thomas83Lin Retro Gamer

    Jul 22, 2009
    United States
    I wonder if yours has the same problem as one of mine, The drive clicks and fails when trying to play Wii games, but plays GC games just fine. I've pot tweaked the laser which done nothing to fix it. Does yours still play Gc games??
  5. Dork

    Dork Newbie

    Nope, Gamecube games don't work either. Dual-layer games like Brawl will click for a bit, and then the drive will give up. For everything else, I'm just greeted with a system error message.
  6. Dork

    Dork Newbie

    Alright, well my disc drive just magically came back to life and is working fine now. That was really strange.
  7. Ozito

    Ozito Not a new member anymore

    Mar 20, 2006
    If the problem would rise up again, replacing the whole disc drive isn't much of a hassle. You should be able to find a cheap one on ebay.
    And there's plenty of "how to's" for the wii.