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Hi All,

Got forwarded to this forum by a friend of mine since he says you guys are the specialists :).

I just bought a Wii U from someone else who said he was using homebrew on it for playing the games and was running on v5.3.x. Now he cleaned the WiiU before he sold it to me and i think that in the process it got updated somehow since it now says 5.5.1 (E) which is the latest and greatest version.

Now to make a start it would be nice to run from a SD/HD but not a pre since most Wii U games go on sale in my region anyway so i don't mind buying software once in a while. But the problem is that the game which came with it gives an errorcode 150-2031. After some investigation this seems to be a pretty common error so i thought this was the fault of the lens.

After some more investigation (and since the fact i only got Nintendoland) I tried the following:

- cleaning the disc (with whipe or alcohol) : result : Still errorcore.
- Try to blow into the reader ( sometimes this helps....) : result : Still Errorcode.
- Tried Wii games : these all seems to work without problems : result : Works!!
- Tried a dvd movie (but not sure if it should be able to play them :S) : disc error.

Is there any way or anyhow for me to check what might be wrong?
I do have a bunch of codes from the error if that helps.

Thanks in advance!
 

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if i remenber correctly there was a wiiu error code where when installing some wiiu games saves and such would make the wiiu unable to read some wiiu discs due to corrupted stuff, maybe try a factory reset?
 

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looking at the current settings it looks like a factory reset is already done. There is absolutely nothing which indicates that there is something from the previous owner....

Is the latest update still 5.5.1 and is it safe to do a factory reset (again)?
 

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That's the hardest part when it comes to buying online :S

But let's see how this will progress ;).
More tips are welcome ofc.
 

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You always can try the Nintendo official lens cleaner, the one from Wii, works on Wii U aparently (haven't tried myself), and worse case scenario you would need replace the lens, which I really have no idea if possible on Wii U.
 

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Ok,

I borrowed a Super Mario game from someone in the street and .....
it works :D.

To be honest, is the Wii U that crappy when it comes to it's laser when reading discs??
I read a lot of people complaining about this to be honest!

This is then something which i can expect at random?
And if i make copy's of the game and play them thru an SD or HD, is that something to prevent this?
 
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Just get rid of the Nintendoland disc (or keep it) and get GX2 and a backup game for Nintendoland, so you can play it. The disc can be kept for legality sake, but no one cares about that.
 
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more a wink that there is no update newer than this. :)
But i now asked someone else to try out the nintendoland disc.

is there no guarantee from nintendo on discs which don't work but are not scratched?
 

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more a wink that there is no update newer than this. :)
But i now asked someone else to try out the nintendoland disc.

is there no guarantee from nintendo on discs which don't work but are not scratched?
If you bought the Nintendoland secondhand Nintendo won't help you. Regardless of where you bought the disc I would try and return it, as the seller/store sold you a defective product
 

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