Hardware Wii Broken - What are my options?

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!
 

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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.
 

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pay ninty to fix it and when you get a good one mod it
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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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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.
 

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