Reading Problems

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Dec 29, 2011

Reading Problems by Sora de Eclaune at 6:03 AM (1,095 Views / 0 Likes) 31 replies

  1. Sora de Eclaune
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    My roommates are out doing something tonight and I decided to try and fix my Wii so it would read Super Smash Bros. Brawl. A friend told me that they were told that dust removers were fine with consoles, so I decided to try it out. My friend and I both happened to try to clean out our Wiis tonight, and now our Wiis are broken. They won't read any discs at all, but my friend says that her Wii will read and play Baroque and only Baroque.

    What should I do to fix this and help my friend fix this? I mean short of getting in contact with Nintendo, as neither of us have warranties and I'm not sure if that would cost the full $90+ to repair it (not to mention there could be a possible Wiiware/VC game loss if Nintendo decided to fully replace the thing instead of fixing it).
     


  2. Hells Malice

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    Softmod it and get a hard drive.
    Free games, and no need to rely on that crappy disk reader.
     
  3. Sora de Eclaune
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    I would rather not... I've bought the discs, so pirating the games I've already bought would be pointless. A waste of money, really.

    In addition, my friend appears to be forbidden from modding her Wii. She's being threatened by the banhammer on that one. If I am to help her, it must be helping her to fix the disc drive.

    Oh man, my roommates are going to be so pissed when they find out they can't play any discs.
     
  4. gloweyjoey

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    How exactly did you go about "trying to fix" your wii, did you only blow air into it?
     
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    Did you make any physical contact with the drive's laser when cleaning it?
     
  6. Sora de Eclaune
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    I got a can of dry dust remover, aimed at whatever dust I could find, and shot some canned air at it. This included the fan, that thing on the bottom, and parts of the front where the disc goes in. I couldn't find any guidelines, so I used it however I thought would be okay.

    I can assume my friend did the exact same thing.

    I'm thinking of opening the Wii up in the morning to see what can be done, though. Would that produce any results?
     
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    Sounds like the laser lens itself might be dirty, and cleaning it may have caused it to gather a little more dust. You could try to carefully clean that.
     
  8. Sora de Eclaune
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    So opening the Wii up to check things out would be a good idea...

    Hmm... Is there any kind of tutorial on how to properly open up a Wii?
     
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    Actually, this one may be better.

     
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    why did'nt you use an official Wii cleaning kit?

    Did you wait an hour or so before trying a game?
    ( fluids need to dry )
     
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    They used a dry cleaning tool or compressed air.
     
  12. Sora de Eclaune
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    There's an official Wii Cleaning Kit? I thought they stopped making those after the SNES era.

    And no, I did not. I was using a can of dry dust removal product, as that was what I was told my friend was told was safe to use.
     
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    You are just blowing dust farther back in, and possibly knocking things loose if you use compressed air.
    http://www.amazon.com/Wii-Lens-Cleaning-Kit-Nintendo/dp/B001GZT1UI
     
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    There is liquid in the can. If you were to say use it improperly, you could spray liquid into your system. I'm sure you kept the can upright at all times though....
     
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    It's only liquid when under that high amount of pressure. However, if the can is tipped, it could spray frost, which WILL cause problems.
     
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    I made sure I was using it properly, so that wouldn't be a problem.
     
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    That doesn't mean it would work. Read my previous post.
     
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    Oh. Yeah. I saw that. I didn't hear anything rattle inside when I was taking the Wii back to where it usually is, so I'm not sure anything was knocked loose. However, I will be opening the thing up to check if I sprayed dust everywhere inside.

    And hmm...a cleaning disc with a handle. That's actually kind of genius. I wonder why they don't have that for other disc-reading devices, as well.
     
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    Before you open it up, try the lens cleaning kit. You don't want to accidentally break a wire off of the motherboard, lol.
     
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    Well, it's actually a funny thing... My roommates returned a moment ago and after I explained what happened, they insisted I open the Wii and fix it in the morning, immediately. I'll certainly order the cleaner disc, but my roommates won't let me wait for the disc to come in the mail.
     

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