Replaced dead D2A DVD drive with a D2C, need help

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Jun 30, 2009
  1. Eikon
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    I just replaced my old D2A Wii dvd drive because the motor stopped spinning. I got a D2C drive and figured I could swap it right in and have it work, but things aren't turning out that way. I connected the ribbon and power to the drive and it starts up and spins the disc, but there seems to be no communication between the wii and the drive. The eject button doesn't work and the disc channel says "Please insert disc", no spinning disc graphic, nothing, like it doesn't even know the drive is there. Are you not able to swap different models of dvd drives for one another? Does anyone have some tips to help me get this working? Not playing the Conduit is driving me insane and I'll be damned if I will replace my entire wii because of a disc drive. Thanks for your help!
     
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    Have you checked the data cable? So is it perfectly in it's port etc.
     
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    I think that's most likely where the problem is. I've reseated it about 10 times now and I keep getting the same result. [​IMG]
     
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    I would send it back where you got it from and demand a new working drive. I think it simply is defective (as well).
     
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    check both cables at *both* ends.

    i'v had consoles people have opoened that had problems because the motherboard end of the cable was not in properly.
     
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    Off topic, but for my own knowledge, where did you buy the part from?
    Just in cause, want to know a trusted place to get wii parts.
     
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    all dvd drives are universal.
    its your connections, make super sure they're on right.
    it either that or the drive is defective
     
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    Does that mean i can use a faster DVD drive that can read DVD+R and faster read speeds?
     
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    i think all wii dvd drives run a 3x. wii's can read dvd+r's depending on the brand
    so you technically cant get a faster dvd drive
     
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    Wii DVD drives run at 6x natively, Softmods read DVDs at 3x.

    It's interesting it's spinning at startup, which would mean it's probably not a loose drive cable issue, because in my experience if that drive cable is not connected all the way the drive doesn't spin at all. If you inspect the cable closely can you see any damage on it?

    Also swapping the PCB between drivers is really easy, you could do that to determine if the D2C PCB is bad. You just have to desolder like 6 spots on your D2A board and switch it onto the DC2's drive frame.

    -FTen
     

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