Hardware Help with Adjusting the Wii Laser pot

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So, I figured I need to readjust my laser pot in my wii, in order to better run the DVD9 version of Brawl.

I found out how to do it, found the pot, turned it counter clockwise, and tested it out.

To my surprise, none of my discs worked, backups and real ones.

I quickly turned it back, and it started reading my discs again.

But now this time, it will not recognize the DVD9 Brawl anymore, but it will recognize originals and, for example, the DVD5 Brawl.

So my question is, is there a particular way to tell which way to turn the pot in order to get the DVD9 working again? (It was working before the adjusting, but had many DRE before and sometimes during play.)

Thanks in advance.
 
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QUOTE said:
I found out how to do it, found the pot, turned it counter clockwise, and tested it out.
Clockwise ? If I remember, I turned counter-clockwise, and you say that nothing work after, so I think you increased the resistance, and the laser became too weak to read anything.

You do know at least that you do have to turn it only a little ?
1/8th of a turn was enough for me, my Wii wasn't even able to recognize a dvd-dl before (it didn't even spin), and played the game perfectly after.
 

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Last time I adjusted the POT on a gamecube I was able to measure the resistance on the POT, by doing so you can read the current value and adjust it in very tiny amounts as it only generally takes a small turn in either direction to get better reading for DVD9 discs.
 

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Last time I adjusted the POT on a gamecube I was able to measure the resistance on the POT, by doing so you can read the current value and adjust it in very tiny amounts as it only generally takes a small turn in either direction to get better reading for DVD9 discs.
Gamecube != Wii
Look at this video, there is a quick way to have access to the pot without removing the metal part, but you can't use a multimeter to measure the resistance, that's why you must turn the pot carefully.

With the cutter he's turning a mechanism that make the lens part of the wii moving. You can see the pot at 0:15 in the hole that the scotch was hiding.

You can remove the metal part but it's very difficult and not worth it.
 

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