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Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by DJPlace, Dec 15, 2008.

  1. DJPlace

    DJPlace P!ssed OFF Pyscho of GBA!!

    Apr 16, 2008
    United States
    can anyone tell me if playing a backup on wiigator 0.3 hurts the laser inside it?
  2. Edgedancer

    Edgedancer Director of Moon based operations

    Oct 2, 2006
    It will not damage the laser very much. There will be more strian as it is designed to read pressed games, not burnt games. You will not notice any significant decrease in quality though. It should last for at least 4 years or so.
  3. dmonkey21

    dmonkey21 GBAtemp Fan

    Jul 10, 2007
    United States
    Why would it... It read the disc at HALF speed, why the !@$# would it hurt the laser. For the record, neither does burning at a high/low speed, watching a DVD through MPlayer, or de-gyrating the Wii's laser dingus.
  4. dnmn8r

    dnmn8r GBAtemp Fan

    Nov 14, 2008
    maybe not that one...
    I mean. it doesnt hurt the laser, but its like watching a 90 minute loading screen.
    With a game, the wii reads the disc and stores the required parts into its memory, and reads off disc when necessary.
    When watching a movie, it is constantly reading the disc.

    Thats just my thoughts....'
  5. Tichinde925

    Tichinde925 Marth Ditto Money Match?

    Jul 14, 2008
    United States
    Warwick, Rhode Island
    When playing Call of Duty World at War, it is constantly reading the disc as well.

    Also the Wii was designed to be able to play DVD movies. Its just Nintendo decided to remove the function theoretically but the code is still in there. It was unlocked and the program "DVDX" puts it back to use.
  6. djdynamite123

    djdynamite123 Master Of Hardcore!

    Sep 21, 2008
    Redcar, England UK
    Myth, Backups kill lasers, Movies kill Lasers, LEAVE IT OUT, Drives are strong, the drive will END up with PROBLEMS, if your on the wii 24/7
  7. dnmn8r

    dnmn8r GBAtemp Fan

    Nov 14, 2008
    Yes, CoD does constantly read the disc.
    The laser dying isn't an immediate effect. Nor is it a short term effect.
    It's something that will take long to happen.
    If the drive had a (hypothetical) 10 year life span, than if you were to only read dvd's on it, it might be reduced to 8 or 9 years.
  8. wolffangalchemist

    wolffangalchemist This is bat country!

    Nov 23, 2008
    United States
    middleofnowhere, AL
    i can confirm only hitting it with a hammer degrades the laser.
  9. Wiisel

    Wiisel GBAtemp Maniac

    Dec 4, 2008
    The pots are not being adjusted so the laser is not under anymore strain than when doing its normal thing but like all consoles why add extra wear and tear to watch DVD's when a dedicated player is so cheap all your doing is adding to the mileage thus decreasing the lasers lifespan its like having your light-bulbs on in the day.

    thats my two pennies worth anyway
  10. afif95

    afif95 I own a bungalow on Mars, and booked 4 corner lots

    Nov 24, 2008
    Well you're right there Wiisel, but I won't be spending RM100 plus here, just won't work out with my minimal allowance and my way of spending (Yea, a teen, Malaysia ain't got jobs for teen).

    I'd say it would kill the Wii lasers but that will be long after the Wii is dead anyway.

    No, I don't hate the Wii.
  11. Slimmmmmm

    Slimmmmmm GBAtemp MoNkEeE

    Nov 1, 2007
    the land of lol
    Laser is not the worry.

    It is the drive motor that is damaged with over-use/switching speeds/shoddy building on some