Help with Adjusting the Wii Laser pot

Discussion in 'Wii - Hardware, Devices and Utilities' started by kdr4485, Feb 10, 2008.

  1. kdr4485

    kdr4485 Member

    Jul 29, 2007
    United States
    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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  2. rhyguy

    rhyguy GBAtemp Maniac

    Jul 21, 2007
    shouldnt it work out of the box, incase you were to get a normal brawl from your reigon eventually?
  3. Krazplay

    Krazplay Advanced Member

    Jan 30, 2008
    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.
  4. Critical_Impact

    Critical_Impact GBAtemp Regular

    Nov 27, 2005
    QLD, AUS
    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.
  5. Krazplay

    Krazplay Advanced Member

    Jan 30, 2008
    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.
  6. sidneyyoung

    sidneyyoung GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Nov 29, 2006

    Untrue, it's very easy to remove.