My near-launch Wii's DVD drive has always been kind of crappy since I bought it. I've always had to push discs pretty firmly for them to get into the drive and had to pull them out after the the drive attempted to eject them. Also, sometimes GameCube discs would get stuck in there and I had to open the system to get them out. I never had any problems reading discs until recently, when the drive started clicking and not reading discs and the Wii will give an error and tell me to remove the disc and shut the machine off. On occasion, it will read discs fine for awhile before it messes up (I got to the character select screen in Brawl a few times for example). I thought of sending the Wii to Nintendo, but I installed a Wiikey myself awhile back (which I recently took out) and I'm not so great with soldering so it's pretty obvious a chip was installed. I'm not sure how they handle that but I assume they charge you to fix it even if it's under warranty if they notice it was tampered with. So my question is this: Is there anything else I should check before buying a new drive? Like maybe taking apart the drive itself and checking the gears and motors, and if so, are there any guides specifically related to taking the drive apart safely? Thanks.