Friends Wii Stops Reading Discs

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Sep 5, 2009
  1. Unfortune
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    Member Unfortune GBAtemp Fan

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    Ok, so yesterday my friend said "my launch day wii doesnt workkkkkkk omgomgomg"

    I asked him if there was just a black screen at startup but he said it just doesn't read games anymore.

    It says the Unable to read Disc thing in the Disc Channel.
    I told him I would try to find some kinda fix for it but if it doesn't work he'd hafta buy a USB drive, and then I explained to him what USB Loader was, and that he'd have to backup all his 17 original games.

    His Wii wasn't modded/homebrewed at all.

    Also, He can't buy a wii with a broken disc drive off ebay or something cuz Im 12 and hes 15.

    thanks for helping.
     
  2. CasperH

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    Try the Wii Lens Cleaning set
     
  3. Unfortune
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    we both live in Canada. and also, his dad doesnt let him buy anything thats off the intarweb!
     
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    They should sell disc cleaner's in any electronics/deptarment store. If that doesnt work then he will have to either return the Wii and pay 80 dollars or whatever it is, or use a USB loader. However if his drive is failed then he wont be able to back up his games unless he has the special LG dvd drive on his computer. Otherwise he would have to re-download all his games, and if his parents are nazis then I am assuming they wont let him do that. So either way it sounds like your "friend" is screwed.
     
  5. Unfortune
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    ok I guess I'll tell him that.

    btw, should I install a backup launcher? maybe somehow using something like Gecko OS might boot the game somehow..
     
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    Why dont you backup the games for him?
     
  7. Unfortune
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    Good idea! I was just about to tell him to download all his games and put them on a usb drive.

    Lol....... cant believe i never thought of that
     

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