Drive doesn't take discs

Discussion in 'Wii - Hardware, Devices and Utilities' started by Lexip;, Jun 30, 2009.

  1. Lexip;
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    Weirdest thing. I power on my wii, eject the game in the drive and then try to put another game in and it doesn't go in. I play with it for a while and jiggle it around some and it takes the disc. Ejected it and again wouldn't take it.

    If I place the disc sticking out of the drive and power up the wii, it sucks the disc in and reads it fine. Has this happened to anyone else and are there solutions?
     
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    Well it works now.

    I left the wii off for awhile, came back and turned the wii with sd card in. When bootmii menu popped canceled the autoboot, and hit eject. Then I loaded the system menu and it sucked in the discs no problem. I have no idea of hitting eject while in bootmii solved the problem or just having it for awhile did, but it working now.

    Curious if its a bug with bootmii. I read another thread where a guys wii wouldn't take discs (he decided the best solution was to jam the disc into the wii anyways), then again it could have been some freak thing or faulty hardware.
     
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    Upon further inspection, I do not thing bootmii is the cause of the problem. It started to not take the discs again and then it started working fine. So its most likely a hardware problem. I did notice it takes the discs easier if I roll the disc along the very bottom of the wii drive slot.
     
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    Do Gamecube discs work properly? If they do it most likely is a problem with the mechanics in the upper metal plate of the drive. You'll have to disassemble it to fix it then.
     
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    I don't have any gamecube games to test it with, but its working fine again. If I have more problems I'll take a closer look.
     
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    I would suggest trying to replace the DVD drive if this issue persists.
     
  7. Sick Wario

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    common problem with the slot load drive. i have seen 2 launch wiis that can take discs but immediately ejects. how old is your wii?

    a new dvd drive is a good idea!
     
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    Why buying a new one, when you can repair it yourself with ease? However the problem seems to have fixed itself.
     
  9. devastar

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    Sounds like an issue I had with a Wiikey modchip which turned out to be a clone, do you have a modchip installed?