Games giving me a "Can't read DVD" error

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  1. riahc3
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    riahc3 GBAtemp Regular

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    Hey

    Suddenly, backups that have worked in the past on DVD-Rs are now failing. I can play somewhat thru the game but at random moments, It does not load the next content and displays a black screen saying that the Wii cannot read the disc and I have to read the manual and to turn off the Wii.

    Why now? Whats wrong? I havent touched/change anything and my Wii has not updated itself because it is not connected to the internet. Any tips/solutions?
     
  2. wiiman123

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    Dirty/scratched up disc?
     
  3. xzxero

    xzxero ♥bong milk does good for the brain♥

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    dvd drive is dying out?
     
  4. adriande2

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    Some things to try:
    1) Try cleaning your disc.
    2) Try reburning it on a slower speed. (this has helped me more than once)
    3) If you are booting it through the disc channel, try a backup launcher.
     
  5. boof222

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    yeh thats probably it alot of people have/havehad this problem a new drive (according to my friend (he had this) costs about 80 australian dollars.
    or you try using a lens cleaner because it could be a lens program but beware with the official nintendo lens cleaner its been known to make things worse and it wont read anything.
    hope that helped.
     
  6. riahc3
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    1) Tried
    2) All the discs use to work so it isnt a burning issue.
    BTW read this: http://club.cdfreaks.com/f33/slow-write-sp...no-good-247643/
    3) Im booting it thru a Backup Launcher (NeoGamma)
     
  7. xzxero

    xzxero ♥bong milk does good for the brain♥

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    yea original wont work if the drive dies.
     
  8. ashexx

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    This happened to me about a month ago. I simply took the wii apart and cleaned the drive's lens with alcohol. My cousin used nintendo's official dvd lens cleaner kit but still had occasional crashes so I opened up his wii too and cleaned the lens directly. Both wii's working perfectly fine now. Might I add cleaning it this way somehow made the drive less noisy too. While you're at it when the wii's opened clean up the fan and other parts as well. [​IMG]
     
  9. riahc3
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    Pure luck. You should NEVER directly touch a lens. If you wet the lens up, the light from the laser gets deflected and wont properly read anymore.
     
  10. TRushInfo

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    and stop blowing pot smoke directly into the wii!!!!
     
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    Whatever dude. I've a 6yr old dvd burner that's still running fine since i periodically cleaned its lens with this method. Of course you got to make sure you do it right and not scratch the lens or leave any residue behind. I bet in many cases where you sent the wii back to nintendo they just do the same thing. [​IMG]
     
  12. Tichinde925

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    I clean stuff with rubbing alcohol as well and no problems only solutions.
     
  13. xDarkElement

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    buy a external harddrive haha
     
  14. Unfortune

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    exactly what i was gonna say
     
  15. xzxero

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    i do this all the time and my drive is dandy.
     
  16. riahc3
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    Again not funny [​IMG]