Help with a Broken Wii Disc Drive

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Apr 12, 2008
  1. josh41091
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    Hi there,

    My wii is a launch PAL wii and about a month ago I had it fitted with a Wiikey (which I then found out was actually a Wiinja Deluxe because the installers installed the wrong one...) and I was playing around with a few backed up games when I got a grinding noise when I inserted a DVD, i quickly ejected the DVD incase of damaging my wii. From then on, everytime I insert a DVD, the drive makes a whirring noise (as if its looking for a disc) for a few seconds and then ejects the disc.
    Here is a video of the the problem:


    Thanks if anyone can help, and if you need anymore info, just post and I will reply.

    Josh
     
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    your wii is possessed, exorcise it immediately !1111

    n1 on getting a wiinja deluxe instead of a wiikey, it has some of the best audio support and often was more expensive than the wiikey if sold on the same site. also good video of the problem, always better than a dodgy description of it =]

    im not sure what the problem is =[ ill just give your thread a little bump !
     
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    K thanks.
    Anyone else got info on this problem?

    Thanks

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    You've probably broken a tooth or stripped one of the gears in the slot loading mechanism - a common-ish problem. You can open it and bodge a repeain to the gear with a very short piece of metal/plastic, or take the gear out and attemp to find a replacement.
     
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    Ah I see, do u by any chance have a tutorial on where/how to repair the gear? Because I have never opened my wii before and any noob help is greatly apreciated [​IMG]

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