Suddenly: Wii doesn't recognize my Backups anymore

Discussion in 'Wii - Hardware, Devices and Utilities' started by Raze1988, Nov 17, 2007.

  1. Raze1988

    Raze1988 Advanced Member

    Aug 29, 2007
    Ok, brace for impact:

    My PAL Wii with Wiikey 1.9g installed suddenly stopped to read my Backups. Only the Originals work.
    This happend like that: Played SMG, downloaded the new Mii channel, played SMG again the next day, shut down = now i can't play any backups. WiiKey Setup disc won't load either.

    At first i suspected the new Mii channel....but that can't be the issue because i played a backup right after installing and using the new channel.
    So i opened my Wii. Everything looked fine/Nothing smelled burnt (the soldering points were OK)

    Opening and checking cables/soldering points helped nothing. It still doesn't work.

    I noticed something:
    If i put in an original game - The Drive loads up properly (you know, that sound like it's chargin' the lazer)
    If i put a backup in - The Drive wants to load, but it stops completely after a few seconds

    What's the problem here and how can i solve it? I heard about adjusting a potenziometer or something like that. What is it, and can a layman successfully adjust it?

    EDIT: So much answers ^^ I think my WiiKey is f*cked
  2. lordcoxis

    lordcoxis Newbie

    Dec 16, 2006
    I have exactly the same problem. One day it was working 100%, the other (yesterday) it reads absolutely no backups (various brands, +/-R, all discs that used to load), just originals. Anyone else had this problem?
  3. rhyguy

    rhyguy GBAtemp Maniac

    Jul 21, 2007
    well, if is a quick solder, resolder it, if its wires, use a multimetre to check for continuity through the wiikey pads and the wii drive
  4. pirate_arrh

    pirate_arrh Advanced Member

    Dec 13, 2005
    New Zealand
    I have had problems where when i play a non back up, then back to an original, it gives me read errors.

    I reboot and its fine.

    It could be a loose wire on you mod chip?

    Try and lay ir down or stand it up?
  5. spirited

    spirited Advanced Member

    Aug 14, 2006
    United States
    this happend to me, the old disk that used to work no longer worked but somehow when i reburnt the game on a different burner it would read the new disk.
  6. lordcoxis

    lordcoxis Newbie

    Dec 16, 2006
    Checkout seems like the same problem.