Wii can't read Dual Layered discs

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Apr 24, 2012
  1. EnigmaXtreme
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    I just got my copies of Xenoblade and Last Story and neither of them were able to load, I kept getting this "Unable to read the disc" error. I tried some other games, including Wii Sports, Epic Mickey USA version and the game I purchased alongside the other two, Pandora's Tower and all of them worked fine

    Then I put in Smash Bros and I got the same error. This has never happened before and it seems to be an issue with Dual Layered, can anyone tell me is this due to a cios i installed?
     
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    same thing is happing to me.. it could be the laser maybe...
     
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    But this has never happened before.....has any homebrew patches been known to break Dual layer
     
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    Not that I know of. You could always download it (technically piracy but you did already pay for it) and play it from USB though.
     
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    Has anyone used a standard DVD Cleaner?
     
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    Could be those earlier lens Nintendo put on Wiis. Those don't like DL discs, or it could be a dirty/dying lens.
     
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    Most likely just a dirty lens, I would try cleaning it first. Older wiis are especially finnacky about this with DL discs.
     
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    Ive had to resort to buying a wii clenaing disc online as no store in town were stocking it, and Ninty Oz were being a fuck load of no help
     
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    Has anyone taken a modded console to Nintendo for repair? Is it homebrew suicide?
     
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    In most cases if they detect homebrew they will refuse to repair it and send it back.
     
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    Probably not, but you can confirm by trying to run the game from the disc channel (i.e. using standard IOSs, not cIOSs)
     
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    The Wii sucks at playing dl disc. Try to lay the Wii flat on its side. And try the lens cleaner when you get it.
     
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    i couldnt get the disc running in GX, neogamma or gecko, but all single layer and even other region/backup discs work
     
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    Sounds like an issue with the drive.

    A clean laser lens is the first place to start. However, reading dual layer discs requires more precise calibration of the drive's laser pickup than reading single layer discs. I was able to get one problematic drive to reliably read dual layer discs (e.g. Super Smash Bros. Brawl) by carefully adjusting the spindle motor screws. These three screws adjust both the relative angle and distance between the laser and the disc's surface. Reliable dual layer reading requires this relationship to be fine-tuned within a fairly narrow tolerance.

    http://www.mmmonkey....r/wii-noise.htm
     
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    has super smash bors brawl worked on your wii before?
     
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    Like I said before, this is fairly new as I never had a problem running Brawl before, neither Metroid Prime Trilogy or Other M
     
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    Got Wii Lens clenaer in mail, took 3 times but i got the thing to read DL discs again. After the second time it didnt read anything I almost had a heart attack
     
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    Probably a good idea to stop loading from disc all together and only use usb.
     
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    I´m in my second lens, they didn´t last 1 year and stop working for DL games, I hope Wii U lens to be more reliable, Wii always has hard time reading DL discs.
     
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    My lens died out fairly quickly, so I've used USB loading ever since. I know a friend who's wii has never been able to load DL discs, even after cleaning his console multiple times. If the issue starts coming up again and you can't seem to get around it, I'd suggest switching to USB for atleast your DL games.
     

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