Wii help?

Discussion in 'Wii - Console and Game Discussions' started by Snowy_Moon, Apr 17, 2017.

  1. Snowy_Moon
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    My Wii isn't reading disks and is clicking like crazy. I took it apart, but I can't figure out what's wrong. (I still have it apart.) Does anybody know how to fix it without buying a new one (or buying parts)? I can't find any guides to fix it, and I can't send it to Nintendo for assistance. I would love some help on this. Thanks. (Also, I'm sorry if I'm breaking the rules, but I'm new and have no idea what I'm doing.)
     
  2. jeannotte

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    Hello,

    Either the lens is dirty ?? , Or you need to change your player.

    Find a Wii Cleaning Kit on the net.
     
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    I have cleaned the lens several times. What do you mean by changing the player?
     
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    Exactly what he said, either open it up and clean the lens or get a new disc drive
     
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    I did open it up and cleaned the lens, but that didn't fix it. I'm trying to fix it without buying a new disk drive.
     
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    Only other options I can think of is to either try adjusting the POT (don't know how common this is on the Wii, but it was a common fix on older consoles) or to switch to softmodding.

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    BTW, are the discs retail and unscratched or burnt? My old stereo has this issue with burnt discs but is fine with pressed discs.
     
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    Yes, the disks are retail, but they aren't scratched. And I'm not used to working on Wii's. Could you explain what either one of those options are?
     
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    The POT is basically a little dial you turn (haven't done it myself but I found at least one unverified guide) and softmodding would basically involve running games from a usb drive.

    Don't ask me how to get the games on there though.
     
  9. Snowy_Moon
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    Well, I'm trying to fix it for my mom, that's why I'm trying to get it to play disks, so she can use it easily. She's disabled.
     
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    In some ways then she may benefit from a usb loader then, with a usb loader all the games could be on the system so they dont need to be physically inserted and you can install either a channel to link to the loader or use priiloader to autoboot the loader instead of the system menu.

    Otherwise beside tweaking the POT there's no other option I can think of (without buying either a new console (even second hand cheap)/drive/laser) if you've cleaned the lens.