gamecube functionality dead

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by The Rube, May 23, 2010.

  1. The Rube
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    I'm thinking I've got a defective drive, but I'm hoping against hope that there's some fix out there---

    I've got a hard-modded wii (Wiikey 2) that was additionally softmodded; running a modified system 4.2

    everything was running swimmingly until I put in a gamcube disc and got a "this disc cannot be read" error. this happens with all original copies and the one backup I made of a game that was otherwise too scratched to be used.

    wii games, both originals and backups remain wholly unaffected.

    I suspected I'd somehow mussed the MIOS/BC up accidentally and reinstalled the latest versions w/ DOP-Mii to no effect. I took the drastic step of reformatting my wii and re-installing an unmodified 4.2, also to no effect.

    so I'm all softmodded up again, and the GC in my Wii remains dead.

    anyone have any ideas? I expect to hear that my drive needs replacing, and unless someone has a save, that's what I'll be doing.

    thanks much-

    -a.
     
  2. Krestent

    Krestent What to post?

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    Do Wii games still run?
     
  3. Delta517

    Delta517 Its okay...Im a ninja ;)

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    There
     
  4. Krestent

    Krestent What to post?

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    Then there's nothing wrong with your drive. In that case, I have no more ideas.
     
  5. Fudge

    Fudge Remember that death is not the end, but only a tra

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    Reinstall MIOS and BC using WADS. Get them from NUSD.
     
  6. Everlasting Nigh

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    That happened to me too. I reinstalled Waninoko's 4.2 update firmware and that got it to run again.

    EDIT: I forgot to mention, my Wii is softmodded, so I don't really know if that might help.
     
  7. FenrirWolf

    FenrirWolf GBAtemp Psycho!

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    Some Priiloader/StartPatch hacks tend to mess up GCN launching. Try uninstalling anything related to region free disc channel and the like.
     
  8. The Rube
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    thanks for the help guys--

    here's what I've tried: I reinstalled 4.2 with the safe updater;

    I removed all startpatch hacks;

    and I tried downloading and installing all available versions of BC and MIOS via Dop-Mii---

    all to no effect.

    My wii isn't that heavily modded- after removing the StartPatch hacks and uninstalling/reinstalling my CIOSes there's really nothing else to try on the software side (I think)

    I'm left to think that maybe my WiiKey 2 has gone haywire.... perhaps Ill remove it and see if that helps....

    thanks again for your input- I feel more like I've done what I can now.

    -a.
     
  9. The Rube
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    as a courtesy for those what offered some advice- the resolution.

    I had a back-up nand from when I had just started softmodding (before any major modifications were made) and I copied it to the wii- like an instant time machine it was... but GC was still no-go. That pretty definitively eliminated the possibility that it was a software issue.

    So I opened the Wii up, and with the help of a friend we determined that the disc drive was breaking, though not entirely broken. I was in error when I said Wii games were "wholly unaffected", really in retrospect, I should have said "mostly unaffected", but the few times they didn't work, I attributed it to being b/c they were backups... in reality sometimes discs just weren't catching correctly, and GC discs were never spinning properly at all.

    the solution- bye bye $50, hello new drive.

    thanks again guys-

    -a.