Hi all. In February, a friend of mine accidentally knocked my Wii U off of the table. When inserting a disc, the console accepted the disc, slower than usual and making a grinding noise. Then, it made a different grinding noise for a few seconds, then stopped trying to do anything and told me the disc could not be read. I sent it off to Nintendo to get repaired. I got my Wii U back with a letter stating they did not repair my console because I had the homebrew channel installed. When I got my Wii U back, the console no longer makes the grinding noise; it will suck the disc in with no problems for a few seconds, then spit it back out. Nothing sounds wrong with the mechanics at all, it simply won't keep the disc inside the console long enough to read. It keeps pulling it in as if it the disc were stuck outside the lip, or if nothing was in it at all. I can take a video demonstrating this if necessary. This makes me think Nintendo actually fixed the console, then discovered I had the homebrew channel (vWii), meaning they had to purposely mess something up to stay in line with policy. That's just a dumb guess though. It's still a bit weird that it behaves differently (and arguably better) than when I sent it. So, I have some questions about what the next step to take is... Do I: Uninstall homebrew and re-send to Nintendo? Open up the Wii U myself and attempt to fix the issue? Buy another Wii U? Have a local repair place fix it? Have someone who is competent on this website fix it for me? Somehow replace the entire disc drive? Those are the only things I personally could think of, I'm sure there's other alternatives/options. But I'm pretty desperate to have my Wii U back, I love the thing. I'd prefer not to get a brand new one unless you can transfer save data and DLC somehow. Investing in a brand new Wii U isn't exactly cost effective either. Any help, suggestions, or ideas at all would be greatly appreciated. Thank you!