Strong noise when reading originals, but not backups?

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  1. gaboumafou
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    Hello,

    Since I few months, my Wii almost always read backup discs, without problem. The Wii is mostly silent. But tonight, I re-started playing my original Mario Galaxy, and the Wii was making a loud "rrrrrrrrrrrr" noise. Tried playing my original Metroid Prime 3: same thing. But I tried a few backups after, and they were still read silently.

    What is happeing? Is that happening to anyone else?



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  2. Lloyd14

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    I can remember that there was a huge difference between my wii games ang GameCube games with that rrrrr noise.
    I sleep n teh addic and that above mom's room and when I got Zelda I used to played it to 5 in the moning,
    the next day my mom told me someone left his car on but that was my wii [​IMG]
    When I use gamecube games my wii doesn't makes that noise maybee you wii reads back-ups as gamecube games?
     
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    It could be the speed the Discs are being read at
     
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    Possibly. Maybe WiiKey changes the way discs are read?
     
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    it does 3x and 6x
     
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    That just might be the problem
     
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    My wii does the same thing...
    I have a cyclowiz and a launch day wii

    I think that the original wii discs has another surface (on the picture side) and because of that miking the "RRRRRRR" sound...
    I had my wii opened up and loosend the screws that holds the drive for a bit and the noise did get softer.. but still very noisy...
     
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    Anybody got a "solution" for this?
     
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    I have this issue myself. I'm using a launch wii with wiikey installed on it, and my backups all play fine with no read errors or loud noises. But when I pop in my original Twilight Princess disc, it makes a really loud humming noise and sometimes I even hear clicks, I also get errors on the disc channel saying to insert a compatible disc, reinsertion usually solves it. But I've never had these problems with burned games. My TP disc is also in prestine condition, no scratches or smudges on it that would cause this, its almost like the wii laser is now preferring to read burned media. As if its sentient.
     
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    My TP started doing that when I started installing WADs
    so i just installed Homebrew channel & use that now

    Could be anything!
    Ask Nintendo - they'll say its dust!
     
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    My wii does this but only on games with scratches on them.

    Almost all my games (wii and cube) work fine, except for 2 or 3 I got used at gamestop.
     
  12. jan777

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    i got a no more heroes game still in good condition but i get a DRE every 3 minute or so

    but my TP which, from its condition,is used like a Frisbee still work flawlessly
     
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    So much useless speculation. At least have a clue when you're replying.

    The Wiikey forces the drive to 3x (Half speed) with backups. This leads smoother/more silent operation, and increases compatibility with crappy media. Yes, it forces 3x. you could only change the speed in 1.9b

    However, this leads to longer load times, and occasional stuttering.

    When you insert an original, the Wiikey doesn't do anything, meaning the disk spins at its default noiser 6x.
     
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    Arctic_flame, Does the cyclowiz that too?
    when the noise started for me I culd flip the wii from vertical to horizontal position to get the noise go away.

    some day its Noisier than other..
     
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    goto sleep, but this is interesting cause I have it to.
    espessially with TP.
    It can dissapear and reminds me of a dirty fan.
    tp gets the disc to spinn in a way that makes stuff moving or something inside the wii.
    maybe clean/wipe the fan would fix it?
    almost like something is loose inside it.
    maybe a screw for the disc spinner that easily gets loose and has to be tightened!
    hate noisy engines/fans. we have to find a sulotion!
    buy the way. I only play backups
     
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    I don't know about the cyclowiz. However, a poor install job would lead to noises that disappear when the orientation of the console is changed.
     
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    My wii does that too. I assume that it's the laser dying or something dunno.
     

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