Replace laser or entire drive?

Discussion in 'Wii - Hardware, Devices and Utilities' started by surly, Jun 23, 2008.

Jun 23, 2008

Replace laser or entire drive? by surly at 9:06 PM (606 Views / 0 Likes) 1 replies

  1. surly

    Newcomer surly Newbie

    Jun 23, 2008
    So I have broken my Wii...

    I had it open to try and adjust the laser pot to be able to read DL discs, and I futzed with it too much, now it won't work at all.

    The Wii will power on fine, it will accept discs and eject them just fine, but it will not spin up the disc. I'm thinking because I was messing with the pot on the laser ribbon cable that I might have damaged it. Does this sound like replacing the laser/ribbon cable would fix the issue, or do I need a whole new drive?

    Also, on a site note, how are you supposed to adjust the pot on the laser... it's so friggen small and I can't tell if it's turning or not...
  2. jaxxster

    Member jaxxster The Heretic

    Oct 31, 2006
    South East London
    United Kingdom
    i dunno how you're meant to do it but its not recommended to do it if you dont have a clue what to do.

    I'm not to sure what needs replacing but all parts r available online and are universal.

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