Wii Broken - What are my options?

Discussion in 'Wii - Hardware, Devices and Utilities' started by resres, Dec 4, 2010.

  1. resres
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    Hey guys, my Wii is broken. There are two main issues with it:

    -It produces artifacts on the screen when playing any game (Wii/GC/VC) [this has been ongoing, but since it was out of warranty, we lived with it]
    -The CD drive is broken(?)-- it gives an error message when you put a CD in and it makes a clicking noise [this is a problem]

    The Wii has never been modded and is about 2-3 years old, so way over the warrant period. What are my options and what would be the best solution? Here is what I am thinking as my options:

    -Get it repaired by Nintendo (not sure what the price is)
    -Replace the CD drive with one off the internet (need more info on this, I don't know much) and stick with the artifacts
    -Buy a new Wii (holiday sales/bundles galore)

    I am thinking about modding it, so that's another thing to take into consideration. Would replacing the CD drive with something else be a step in the right direction when it comes to modding?

    So yeah.. what are my options in addition to these and what would you guys do? Thanks!
     
  2. CarbonX13

    CarbonX13 GBAtemp 台灣人

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    You could call Nintendo's customer service and see how much it'll cost you. Since it isn't modded, they'll probably repair it for less than a modded console. Repairs from Nintendo is probably the best situation here.
     
  3. kylster

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    pay ninty to fix it and when you get a good one mod it [​IMG]
     
  4. resres
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    Thanks for the responses, looks like I'll be sending it asap and going back here for mod advice. =D
     
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    $85+tax to fix.. =/

    how much would it cost to manually fix the CD/DVD drive? just wondering
     
  6. trumpet-205

    trumpet-205 Embrace the darkness within

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    If DVD drive itself is broken, then just go online and buy a broken Wii to replace the drive.

    For artifact you must send it to Nintendo to fix it. Sometimes they'll just give you a refurbished Wii instead.