Disc drive sound on boot-up

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    You know that sound when powering on your wii, when there is no dvd in there...well...its annoying. Is there any way to turn that off when booting up?

    I want quiet boot up... I didnt saw any settings for that in priiloader

    Thanks! :)
     
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    No, there isn't. That happens in the disc drive firmware itself, so even having BootMii installed as Boot2 won't let you disable the startup initialization.

    You could disassemble the drive and disconnect the motors, but then you wouldn't be able to use discs. (You still need the disc drive connected in order for the system to function properly.)
     
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    Well there must be a solution..there always is, or its not thought of yet x)
     
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    They gave you a solution, that's all you can do.
     
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    I know. I'm just saying..if you understood what i said...
     
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    I've seen mods where people have gutted the DVD drive out entirely, and stashed their USB harddrive in it's place. So I don't think that's 100% accurate. I guess they could have just gutted the laser assembly and left in the PCB...
     
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    Thats cool, but DVD drive is still useful. i know a lot of consoles have this mod. for example sega dramcast...i want to do that with my sega
     
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    Yeah, I keep my DVD drive for ripping games I buy from Goodwill. It's almost as fast as torrenting them, but I'll know MY dump is a clean dump.
     
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    Thats true. also for some games you can play off dvd if your usb is small like mine..just that sound its annoying when it turns on xD
     
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    Yeah, I think it's the laser aligning itself where it needs to be when it powers on, which is annoying and strange when there's no disc in.
     
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    ps2 does that also but so quiet and bzz bzz... But Wii is like BZZZZZZZZZZZZ... ZZZZZBBBBBBBBBBBB!!!! once i was playing late in my dads room and he was like WTF is that! hit woke him... XD
     
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    Actually, Priiloader has an option just for this...

    EDIT: No it doesn't.
     
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    What is it called?
     
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    Nevermind, I was wrong.
    I was thinking of the "Stop disc on startup" option did that. I just tested it and it totally doesn't do that.

    Although, with a disc in the drive, and that option enabled, the Wii is pretty silent during boot.
     
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    I thought it was the sound of it detecting whether a disc is in the drive. If you have a wii disc in there it will find it immediately, otherwise it has to move the head around to see if there is a game cube disc in there.
     
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    The sound is the drive calibrating the eject motor and sled the laser is mounted on. I guess it doesn't run the eject motor if there's a disc inserted already. :)
     
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    open the disk drive, add a drop of light machine oil to the leadscrew, that will keep it silent for a while.