Disc Drive not working

Discussion in 'Wii U - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by Drak0rex, Nov 10, 2014.

  1. Drak0rex
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    Drak0rex GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    I bought a white Wii U from walmart, hooked it up, went through the setup, and left it update while I went out. Now, when I turn it on, it powers on like it's gonna boot up normally, then the signal cuts out for a second and a screen comes up saying there is a disc drive error. I took it apart and checked the connection and it seemed fine. I put a game in and it took it in. When I power it on without a disc, it sounds like it's trying to eject something anyway. Is there anything I can try to fix it?
     
  2. aiat_gamer

    aiat_gamer GBAtemp Fan

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    Why would you want to fix it, just take it back!
     
  3. GorTesK

    GorTesK Mad Hatter

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    you TOOK IT APART?
    why would you do that to a brand new WiiU?
    now you have voided your warranty... you could have just brought it back and have it repaired/replaced o.O
     
  4. thorasgar

    thorasgar Checkout my evil Soon-in-atorâ„¢

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    Do your best to make whatever seal they use look good. Just take it back to Wally World and hope for the best. If it doesn't work try a different location. If you have a 24 hour Wally World, try going in late at night or really early in the morning. Be nice and constantly chat the rep up, you might distract them.
     
  5. Drak0rex
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    Drak0rex GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    Shoulda mentioned I was trying to swap the motherboard of the new wii u with a broken one I got for cheap on ebay. So there's that...:glare:
     
  6. trumpet-205

    trumpet-205 Embrace the darkness within

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    Wow. So what, you are trying to swap parts then return it back to Walmart?

    Setting that aside, Wii U disc drive is locked to the motherboard itself. If you swap motherboard you must also at minimum swap the logic board of the disc drive itself.