Receiving "error message" with original WII games

Discussion in 'Wii - Console and Game Discussions' started by wizzard, Aug 4, 2013.

  1. wizzard
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    Hi
    I have a Wii from launch. it is softmodded and i am running ver 4.1u. Until yesterday my son had no problem running any of his games, whether it was an ISO or original cd. Since this morning, any cd i put (ISO or Original Wii cd), i get to see the name of the game on the wii home screen but when i try to load the game i get the error message saying i need to eject and consult the manual. Sometimes the games load the intro screen and then this message comes up. I did some research and found that often it is the lazer lens in the wii that gets dirty or doesnt work anymore. I also noticed that it takes some more time to load the cd than usual.

    Does anyone have any suggestions? I know i can purchase the replacement lazer lens from ebay but i just want to make sure i am going in the right direction before i start.
    Thanks for any suggestion.