Is my wii disc drive dead??

Discussion in 'Wii - Hardware, Devices and Utilities' started by cr235, Sep 5, 2010.

  1. cr235
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    I just bought Metroid other M about 30 mins ago and when i tried to load it using the disc channel its not reading the disc, even neogamma gives me error 1167. the wii doesnt even seem to try and read it

    i have a softmodded wii with 4.2E
    some cIOS's installed and a gamecube mIOS too, could these be the problem?


    again this is a legit retail copy of the game. could anybody pleeeeease help me as this needs to be played
     
  2. cr235
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    after another hour of searching still not found a solution.do i need an ios update? or do i need to update to 4.3, but this will delete my homebrew channel

    ive also heard that there is some sort of dual-layer disk problem with some games
     
  3. luminalace

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    Do other retail games work on your Wii? How about Super Smash Bros as that is a dual layer disk like Metroid Other M.
     
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    i dont have SSBB anymore but it did work perfectly

    also wii sports still works
     
  5. luminalace

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    Your drive may just need a clean. On a previous Wii I had, it played single layer games fine but couldn't run Super Smash Bros. Silly thing was I took it to Nintendo but because of Homebrew they were not willing to touch it but allowed me to buy a new Wii at a little over half the price. Obviously the new Wii had no such problems.
     
  6. qlum

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    and even if your drive is broken you can buy a new one online or play without it using usb loaders or flatmii like I do
     
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    my original plan was to copy it onto my usb drive with wiiflow but its not picking it up at all.

    its def not my drive wii sports worked. i went back to Game and they said my lens is dirty something about dual-layer discs, got a lens cleaner. no luck.....
     
  8. terminal_illness

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    download the game from the internet... if you have the original its ok. and put it on your hdd. use wiiflow with cios20b base 57 or 56.

    make sure its the m3 release.
     
  9. Sick Wario

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    if you are starting to hear the loud clicking the drive is CLOSE to death
     
  10. frogmyster3

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    Yeah, the drive can't read Dual-Layered discs. I had the exact same problem (only with Trilogy). I sent it to Nintendo to fix since I don't like doing DIY stuff but they sent me a brand new Wii instead rather than cleaning the lens which was all that needed to be done.
     
  11. ether2802

    ether2802 we have the techno...!!

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    by any chance you have IOS56 installed...?? I know that it might not be the answer, but just to scratch off possibilities....!! [​IMG]