Wii drive makes a loud buzzing sound when reading a disc

Discussion in 'Wii - Hardware, Devices and Utilities' started by 8BitWalugi, Jan 8, 2011.

  1. 8BitWalugi
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    My younger brother accidentally knocked over Wii while it was on. It fell about 30-40cm and then collided with floor tiles. I have HBC installed and I was wondering if it's safe to send into Nintendo. I looked around for any videos that had a fix, but they were all for the wrong thing. I'll upload a video of the problem later. Help, please. Also, apologies for the grammar, I'm typing on an iPhone.

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    Uploaded via iPhone. I miss my PC...
     
  2. RNorthex

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    they will just probably remove the HBC and update your wii
     
  3. 8BitWalugi
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    It's on 4.3 and can I move it tothe SD card?
     
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    Can someone please help me? I know this is a shameless bump, but help would be greatly appreciated.
     
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    Bladexdsl ZOMG my posts...it's over 9000!!!

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    no you can't move the hbc

    what you can do is use bootmii to backup your nand it will copy everything channels and all. than delete everything, get it fixed than use bootmii and load the nand back in. i think that will work.
     
  6. 8BitWalugi
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    8BitWalugi Taiyohhhhhh!

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    Why can't I move it? And It would really help if you were 100% sure. I'm just really anxious about all this.

    EDIT: How will I re-install everything if I can't run BootMii again? I didn't hack my Wii myself, so I have no idea what to do/what it has.

    EDIT2: Do you think you can tell what the problem is by listening to the sound?
     
  7. Bladexdsl

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    sounds like either the dvd drive OR the lens has been knocked off balance you could try and fix it yourself.

    you can use modmii to fully hack your wii again
     
  8. 8BitWalugi
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    It's gotten better. It only buzzes once or twice now. Could I maybe just leave it and it might get better?
     
  9. Bladexdsl

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    put a few games (dvd) through it maybe it'll shake itself back in [​IMG]
     
  10. zizer

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    you can never touch it and it will be good . joke

    use softmod with hdd (it is save money)
     
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    Totally agree, disc loading is soooooooo 2009
     
  12. 8BitWalugi
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    I own, like, 27 Wii games! I need to rip them beforehand! I want to try ripping Wii Sports, because that requires the Wii to read the whole disc. Hopefully something will happen.
     
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    or you could download them [​IMG]
     
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    it is a good idea
     
  15. 8BitWalugi
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    I got a cap. I'd say it's recommended I don't.
     
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    you need to change to internode than they don't have caps [​IMG]
     
  17. 8BitWalugi
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    I can't. I don't pay for my internet, and we changed it a few months ago (From 25GB to 200GB). Changing it again would be stretching my limits.
     
  18. Bladexdsl

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    you have 200gb and your worried about running out of bw?! you'd be able to download all 27 games and still have left overs!
     
  19. 8BitWalugi
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    I downloaded 150 gb worth of Anime at the beginning of my month. [​IMG]
    And now I got more to download. Yay.
    I'll rip Wii Sports first, and if the disc comes out clean, I'll probably keep going.