My Wii Drive is dead

Discussion in 'Wii - Hardware, Devices and Utilities' started by anishmg, Jul 17, 2008.

  1. anishmg
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    anishmg Member

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    Ok so my Wii drive is dead. Mine was a Japanese Wii with D2C modchip installed. It was working flawlessly for around 1 month and today when I inserted a game to play, the drive won't detect the disc. The console works perfectly but can't play any games. Any suggestions?

    Oh yea, I cannot send this back to Nintendo coz I live in India. And was bought from Taiwan.
     
  2. epicelite

    epicelite Equal opportunity ass kicker.

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    Buy a new drive off e-bay and repair it?
     
  3. Puxel

    Puxel GBAtemp Regular

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    You can buy replacement lenses and drives at Divineo
     
  4. raulpica

    raulpica With your drill, thrust to the sky!

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    Try if it reads original discs. It might be that some of the modchip wires got disconnected.
     
  5. tomqman

    tomqman This Is Everyone's Fault But Mine.

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    have you tryed unplugging your wii from the mains for about 10-20 mins ???
     
  6. skawo96

    skawo96 GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    If it won't read the original disc it's problably the laser...
    If so (raises hand) welcome to club!

    However I have two wiis so... [​IMG]
     
  7. anishmg
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    @ Puxel & epicelite: I have to try this if my local repair guy is not able to make it work.

    @raulpica: I also hope that only modchip is affected.

    @tomqman: It doesnt solve the issue. Still getting a question mark.

    @skawo96: I really don't wanna lose it like this. [​IMG] It really hurts.

    BTW, when I start my Wii, the drive attempts to start and boots up properly. But when I insert a DVD, the drive doesn't read at all. I cannot feel the vibration which was earlier when I played the games.