Wii just stopped reading disks.

Discussion in 'Wii - Hardware, Devices and Utilities' started by isaac52, Aug 13, 2009.

  1. isaac52

    isaac52 GBAtemp Regular

    Sep 22, 2008
    United States
    MD, USA
    wiikey 1.9s 3.2j wii

    Bootmii boot2 installed.

    Homebrew channel 1.0.3 installed

    I was playing brawl, and mid-match it gave me a read error. White screen, green text. I saw it before, so i thought "eh, no big deal" and restarted.

    Gecko never recognized it, exited to disk channel, never recognized it. Tried many other games, re4, no more heroes, harvest moon, the conduit, none work.

    And read errors only had started after i started using the music and texture hacks for brawl. At least that's when i noticed them, so there might be a connection.

    I also recently tried to upgrade to 4.1, ran the waninko program twice and failed both times, so i gave up. Currently trying to find the guide I used to do so.

    After that, wii still worked fine.

    I have a nand backup, it read only 3 bad blocks.

    I've been playing my wii(brawl) pretty much every day, all day for the past 2-3 months.

    Can anyone tell me what my problem is?

    I do something wrong with the hacks, the waninko updater, do i need a new disk drive, or perhaps just clean it?

    Homebrew channel still works fine, and all i REALLY want to play is brawl. I haven't touched another game in a looong time.

    I have two 16gb sd cards which do nothing. Is there any way i can load wii games from SD? Mainly brawl?
  2. G0dLiKe

    G0dLiKe who needs a title ;)

    Aug 2, 2009
    United States
    You can try to clean your drives lense, anyway go get yourself a usb drive and play the games via usb loader gx which is a superb loader.

    I am using usb loader gx and dont have any problems at all.
  3. Sick Wario

    Sick Wario Club Nintendo

    Jul 24, 2006
    NNID: godrugal
    question. does the DVD drive click and make generally loud noises?

    i fear 2 of my wii are going in this direction soon.

    you can try to order a replacement DVD drive!
    also there are wii repair services online i heard
  4. azorpatch

    azorpatch Member

    Dec 6, 2008
    The same problem happened to me, I would really appreciate if anyone could post a possible solution.

    I'm totally sure this has to have a simple fix, it is rather fishy that my wii suddenly stopped reading discs out of nowhere and that it haven't ever failed before. My wii stopped working while playing brawl too. Although by the time it stopped working, my wii was absolutely pure (not anymore though).

    Anyway about the usb drive loading thing you said, is there any way to trimm an ISO? I know they are required to fit the DVD size but there must be a way to remove unneeded space for small games.
  5. HaniKazmi

    HaniKazmi GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Jan 30, 2008
    Just try cleaning your lens

    @azorpatch: they are automatically cleaned when you usr the manager to copy to the usb.
  6. mysticwaterfall

    mysticwaterfall Streamforce Supreme Commander

    Aug 11, 2008
    United States
    Right behind you
    This sadly happened to me last year... Wii started making loud noises on all discs, then after a few months read errors, then eventually it wouldn't play anything. I ordered a replacement d2c drive from modchip central and havent had a problem since in the last 9 months.
  7. nadoon

    nadoon Banned

    Jun 9, 2009
    Planet Earth
    Is your brawl game an original? Or did you mod your wii to play fakes? If your disk is a fake, simple explanation, firmware 3.3 and up block fakes so try putting in your wii sports game in..... Still no? Then get your wii repaired.... Hope this helps!
  8. SirTempest

    SirTempest GBAtemp Regular

    Jan 21, 2009
    Gambia, The
    no firmware blocks any game at the moment. the only block, that was applied, is the trucha bug which was closed in 3.3v1 and the only real problem at the moment is the 002-error in newer games
  9. illuvatar

    illuvatar Member

    Jan 30, 2008
    hi can someone help me i'm thinking of changing my wii drive cos i can't get burned dual layer dvds to play and wanted to know if i have to buy an identical chipset or can i go from d2b to a d2c

    also does changing the drive affect anything like save files and channels

    thanks for any help guy and gals...
  10. CheatingSoi

    CheatingSoi Graphic Designer

    Apr 4, 2007
    United States
    Get WBFS Manager. It trims the ISO's as it installs it to your USB drive. Also, if you install a game using GX it trims also.
  11. vettacossx

    vettacossx Wii Theme Team Founder

    Sep 19, 2008
    Right Behind You! Uh Oh!
    I had that happen but i was using occarina cheats for animal crossing heavily and giving ALOT of free shit away online for months
    slowly my disk drive went to hell
    ironically i havent used my disk drive in my new wii i use 1000 gig HDD and Usb loader GX