Disc Read Error (Laser?)

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Jun 5, 2009

Disc Read Error (Laser?) by spwwright at 4:53 AM (1,247 Views / 0 Likes) 17 replies

  1. spwwright
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    Ok,
    so I have a Wii that was updated to 4.0. I downgraded following one of the procedures. Anyways, a couple of backup games worked through the bootloader channel. Now none of my games worked no less than 5 hours after a thought to be successful downgrade.
    Question is =
    1 - Could it be a bad laser (unlucky timing)
    2 - did it brick the Wii
    3 - will a software reset through the Wii menu fix this?

    Any help is much appreciated as I am freaking out. I did a search but didn't come up with much, hopefully I am not repeating stuff on here.
    Thanks in advance
     
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    mine did the same thing when upgrading to cios rev9 i wass rippin games and all of a sudden no read, i had to buy the stupid lens cleaner and all works fine. wort a try before u do all that other stuff
     
  3. spwwright
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    I guess I will give it a shot. But I can't help but think that this has some relation to the downgrade, ios, and backup channel install. Seems pretty odd that my laser would need cleaning or a new one the same day I doo all this stuff.
    Thanks again.
     
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    Member FenrirWolf GBAtemp Psycho!

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    There's no reason a cIOS or downgrade should affect it, so cleaning the lens is probably the best solution.
     
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    Banned beegee7730 ITS PAAFEKUTO!

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    Yeah, geta lens cleaner from any local supermarket.
     
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    First thing I do tomorrow is get the lens cleaner. But just in case, if the cleaner does not work.
    What are my options. Wii format? New lens? Paper weight?
    Thanks for the help.
     
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    Newcomer spwwright Newbie

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    Well the cleaner didn't work. Should I format the Wii or try and replace the laser?
    Thanks
     
  8. manias

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    usbloader?
     
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    For usbloader, can the file be just the image, or do you have to extract everything?
    Thanks
     
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    I don't understand this question.
     
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    to play the games via usbloader, can they just be the image file, or do you have to burn it to a usb drive like you would a disk?
     
  12. bdr9

    Member bdr9 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    You can add games to a USB drive with your computer, from an ISO file, or with your Wii, from a disc.
     
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    have you tried the official wii lens cleaner made by Nintendo?
     
  14. manias

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    loooots of threads on this, you have a special filesystem called wbfs that u have to install on the usb drive.. then you can install iso's using e.g. wbfsmanager in windows on it... (or dump games from discs usin the wii but you won't be able to [​IMG] )
     
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    where is the best place to get the wbfs tool? I found a couple places but people said it didn't work. The other one was in German.
    Thanks
     
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    wbfs manager by alexdp (google or this forum search will find that)
     
  17. bugaveli

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    the official wii lens cleaner is the only one that works
     
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    My friend and I opened up the Wii, turns out the drive went bad. The game doesn't even spin. Time to USBload. Thanks for all the help.
     

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