Soft Modded Wii U questions, DVD drive not working

Discussion in 'Wii U - Hacking & Backup Loaders' started by Tabaqui, Apr 15, 2017.

  1. Tabaqui

    Tabaqui Member

    Apr 10, 2014
    I'm seeing someone locally selling a soft modded Wii U that already plays backup games for a rather good price. However, the optical drive is not working in it.

    I'll probably have to inquire about in what way it is soft modded, if that's relevant to my questions here.

    Questions I'd like to know the answer for:

    - Can I still play online with a soft modded Wii U?

    - Do I need the optical drive for any functionality regarding soft mods, like updating soft mods or installing them?

    - I see replacement DVD drives for Wii U on Aliexpress for below 15 USD. Would that likely solve the issue with the drive, or are Wii Us known to break somewhere else hardware wise that cause the DVD drive to stop functioning?

    Many thanks!
  2. Felek666

    Felek666 retarded memekid which no one likes

    Jan 3, 2017
    You need Optic Drive to work unless you want to reboot your Wii U endless of times because it suddenly goes blackscreen with "There was an problem with disc drive" /something like that/.
    You can buy replacement optical drive for cheap, so i suggest grabbing this one.
    You need specific optical drive for each Wii U as far as i know.

    If it's "soft-modded" with Loadiine, then it isn't a softmod. Really, trust me.
    -You need up-to-date DNS to play online
    -No, you can play out-of-region games with optical disc [With RegionHax] but again, Wii U will not boot if it detects that it's malfunctioning.
    Tabaqui likes this.
  3. Tabaqui

    Tabaqui Member

    Apr 10, 2014

    Thank you for your help.

    Unfortunately the seller pulled the listing without a word after promising me photos and stopped speaking to me completely after the initial exchange.
    I hate it when people do that. At least have the courtesy to reply to me if it's no longer for sale when I know they've seen my messages. But I digress.

    I'll be on the lookout for another unit.
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