Killed my wii

Discussion in 'Wii - Console and Game Discussions' started by xbmcuser, Apr 13, 2008.

  1. xbmcuser
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    started making all sorts of weird noises and rattles.

    cant read in anything, originals, copies gc games or the wii key config disc.


    What do I do its out of guarantee?
     
  2. MrGoogles

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    a new laser or drive should fix your problems
     
  3. xbmcuser
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    Its about £80 for a drive gulp?

    Do they only last about a year?
     
  4. Prime

    Prime GBAtemp Psycho!

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    drives last for longer than a year. Unless something fuck it up.
     
  5. superrob

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    Did you really kill your Wii by turning your DVD+R disc in the wrong way [​IMG]
     
  6. Sockslayer

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    Weird, first time I put in a Wii game it was turned the wrong way, didn't seem to do much to my Wii.
     
  7. PlooBloo

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    I've put in my discs the wrong way multiple times. Of course, it had be scared as hell since it was making those strange sounds you mentioned above, but everything still plays correctly. ;O Maybe something else killed your drive. @_@
     
  8. finite

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    Sounds like a forced insertion wrecked it not the disc being the wrong way round.
     
  9. xbmcuser
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    The wii works fine can browse the net in internet channel, all channels work but the Disc channel does not

    Cant read any discs, I have tried all discs mentioned in first post, non work.

    Put in a new wiikey, but still no luck, opened drive and placed it back in after giving lens and cogs good clean.

    different sound now, doesnt sound as bad, but still no luck with discs.

    Once got a gamecube disc recognised with the wiikey config disc but that was once in about a hundred times.

    I have been having disc problems since mario galaxy came out. Always got disc error on first boot up, then had to re-try worked fine once past the boot sequence.
    But since this morning when kid put in the disc the wrong way round its now totally Fux0red.

    I cant do without Mario Kart
     
  10. Bob Evil

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    I knew a girl who had the same problem [​IMG]
     
  11. xbmcuser
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    Have to be truthful I have forced it today, after trying and trying....

    cant believe this thing is made for kids?
     
  12. adgloride

    adgloride Its A Wii Wario

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    If kids are using the console, they could have done anything to it.
     
  13. Lazycus

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    Can't believe this comment was made by someone with kids.
     
  14. noisound

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    lol it will be my first time saying this and i think its appropriate

    RTFM


    [​IMG] jokes
     
  15. stok3d

    stok3d Retro Gaming Inc.

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    I was in the same type of situation (messed up my Wii DVD-Drive, loud humming/rattle/the odd griding noise, worked inconsistently) after I had bought the retail version of Smash Brothers Brawl. (which my Wii couldn't read)

    Called Nintendo, said my Wii wouldn't load the new copy of Brawl and told them it started acting freaky after trying to load it. (which it did)

    They had me send it in (free shipping to-and-from) due to the Brawl issue and it came back 8 days later with a new D2C drive inside. (Which runs like a dream, I must say) Keep in mind my warranty had been expired for some time. This was a SSBB issue, remember. [​IMG]

    If you have Brawl, try it. Even if you don't, just buy Brawl and put the repair claim in. (remember how some older Wii's couldn't read Brawl?)

    They aren't too picky about the particulars of what happened anyways. (my wii had obvously been opened before) They contract out the repair work.

    Even if you have to buy Brawl (which is very much worth supporting btw), it's still way way cheaper than buying a new DVD Wii drive or a whole new Wii.


    ps: maybe have the kids ask you or another adult to change games for them..my little guy and I have this agreement and the discs stay in *much* better condition this way -- kids often don't know any better and they tend to treat the delicate game discs like they treat their toys -- pretty rough [​IMG]
     
  16. stok3d

    stok3d Retro Gaming Inc.

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    LOL [​IMG]
     
  17. shtonkalot

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    That comment is just wrong! [​IMG]




    I laughed though... [​IMG]
     
  18. katsuce

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    as it's been said before, I (and other people I lend my wii too) have put dvds upside down in the system countless times, and it's still running fine
     
  19. scousethief

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    Try adjusting the laser strength via the pot, there are a few guides flying about and as long as your not heavy handed youll be fine, did mine after it started playing up, been fine for weeks now lol will read anything.
     
  20. superrob

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    Haha [​IMG]