quality of the replacement len, and DL Dvd

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  1. fugazi
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    fugazi Advanced Member

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    i have a "first day release" pal wii.
    My reading problems started a year ago.
    i got no dre, simply the wii dont recognise the disk, three ticks and stop.
    i decided to calibrate the laser. everything works fine, but every 2 months, more or less, i ve had to recalibrate the len.
    it started at 850 2k ohmios,
    and actually is 230 ohmios.
    it still recognising disks, but eventually i got dres.
    basically my len is very near to death.
    im thinking in buying a replacement len.
    but i wish to know if someone who had changed his len, has been capable of reading DL dvd, like smash bros.
    thanks.
     
  2. coolbho3000

    coolbho3000 GBATemp Kikkoman Naturally Brewed SoySauce Fanatic

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    It should be of a good quality. Just make sure you tweak the potentiometer to a higher resistance when you install it so you don't blow the new lens too.
     
  3. fugazi
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    i Supposed that the new len included his own potenciometer
     
  4. sidneyyoung

    sidneyyoung GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    I put in a new laser @6 months a go after an accident with the pot on the old one ;P

    anyway SSBB dvd9 works fine for me with the replacement laser, Aone DL burnt x4 on a pioneer115d, haven't had a single problem (so far)
     
  5. fugazi
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    can you tell me where did you buy it?
     
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    I got it off e-bay from a hongkong seller.. can't remember which one though, but i expect all the sellers get their stuff from the same place. At the time the cost was £23.00 inc delivery.
     
  7. jaxxster

    jaxxster The Heretic

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    also my wii wasnt reading dl dvds but i replaced it with a laser from a dead dvd drive from someone trying to mod it and now it works fine [​IMG], although i got mine from a personal friend they shouldnt be no more than 8 on ebay.
     
  8. PigVenus

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    I wonder if the same thing would work for my gamecube. My gamecube is very unreliable on backups, but the backups work fine in my wii.

    Anyone know where to get a gamecube replacement laser? Divineo is out of stock. [​IMG]