Wii loud operation

Discussion in 'Wii - Hardware, Devices and Utilities' started by Tagg7, Sep 13, 2007.

  1. Tagg7
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    My Wii is making some pretty loud noises during MP3. I assume it is something to do with the laser strength. My question is: are these noises to be expected, and should I send it in to Nintendo for repair before I void the warranty by installing a modchip?
     
  2. stormbob

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    I've completed MP3 now, and i havnt noticed any noice at all. (NTSC MP3 on PAL wii)
     
  3. Bob Loblaw

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    tagg7, is it a lunch wii? when did you buy it? the old models make horrendous noise and are reportedly known for laser failure

    so yeah have it fixed before a modcip install
     
  4. Don Andy

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    Oh sh**

    It's good Wii's are so cheap, because I might need a new one very soon if that's true xD

    MP3 was making a whole lot of noises for me. It didn't bother me much, though. And on some other games I have noises occasionally, too, so I guess it's just a matter of time till I'm pretty much screwed [​IMG]
     
  5. Bob Loblaw

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    you can buy just replacement lasers for like $30 or $40usd and put em in too
    cheaper than replacing the whole wii
     
  6. Tagg7
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    Thanks a lot guys, especially stormbob. My Wii makes a noise like a small engine every time I open a door (and sometimes it takes up to 20 seconds). Oh, and I bought it mid-December.
     
  7. Hooya

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    Mine is also pretty noisy during Metroid. I know the media is good, and so is the modchip. My Wii is a D2B drive chipset, purchased in April.

    Do people with a legit copy of the disk have the same issues? With or without a modchip installed? I should rent the disk and test it myself...
     
  8. Sonicandtails

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    lol lunch, I just had my dinner Wii.

    But for real, I have never heard of these laser failures...

    The sound is just the laser changing speed, and it happens with all Wii's [​IMG]
     
  9. RiotShooter

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    ya i get noises maybe not loud but u can hear them pretty good from my wii but i'm not overly worried bout it. its a launch wii btw.
     
  10. Bruinbaard

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    i also got a launch wii and also got the noise and a wiikey installed. Got it at about every game. I might send it to nintendo for repair
     
  11. ZeWarrior

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    they check if theres a modchip installed >.>
     
  12. Bob Loblaw

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    heh you do know nintendo doesn't make wiikey? thats like asking a cop to check the quality of your weed
     
  13. lexus-8

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    yep same here got it in jan took it back coz of noise. Got a new one in feb with same noise!!!.
    hear it expecially in red steel. btw mine has not been modded reapet not been modded
     
  14. Hooya

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    OK, so this is normal operating noise for the Wii drive. No big deal.
     
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