Problem Playing Backups

Discussion in 'Wii - Hardware, Devices and Utilities' started by shanefromoz, Aug 31, 2008.

  1. shanefromoz

    shanefromoz GBAtemp Maniac

    Jun 18, 2007
    Hi All,

    I have had my wii for approx 18 months now and have had no problems at all.
    All of a sudden it is struggling to play backups but will play original games fine.
    With backups now get read errors and a clicking noise from the drive.
    Can the drive be cleaned with the dvd laser cleaning kit?
    I dont really want to send it to Nintendo as in Australia they are bad.
    Would it be worth me upgrading to 3.3e as i already have the homebrew channel installed to play trunch games?
    Any help would be appreciated.

  2. paul1991

    paul1991 Banned

    May 5, 2007
    United States
    First, buy some honor off of ebay.
    Then, crawl out of your mother's basement.
    After that, go to the store and buy the real game.

    It's not a backup if you don't own the game.
    I know modchips are legal in aus, but they are not meant for piracy. It is a different issue.

    If it is not reading pirated games, you should try replacing your chip or re-soldering it.
  3. Volkov

    Volkov GBAtemp Fan

    Jan 31, 2008
    I don't think that is the problem, because he gets DRE, it's just general laser degrading from 18months of happens, every console...

    Either write yourself some tools that load your backups from digitaly stored media (hard drive) (not going to happen). or buy a new wii. I mean come on they are so damn cheap, and the amount of money you save playing "backups" am i right? you should be able to afford replacements and repairs once in a while...
  4. Livin in a box

    Livin in a box Livin' in a cardboard box

    Jul 18, 2008
    You could always just take the chip out and send your Wii to Nintendo...Even if you don't like them, they're running a business, so they've got to do something.
  5. shanefromoz

    shanefromoz GBAtemp Maniac

    Jun 18, 2007

    My wii is 14 months old so out of warranty.
    I now get read errors on all games origianl and back ups.
    Im going to see about getting the laser replaced.