wii stopped reading any type of disc

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May 16, 2008
  1. lazyguy
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    backups stopped reading
    real ones sometimes read in the menu, but when you start it, it just freezes when there's heavy loading, so it usually freezes after menu

    have d2pro
     
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    Was there anything you did or installed prior to the problem?
     
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    no

    i was just playing ssbb 2 hours ago, real disc
     
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    can you hear the disc spinning?
     
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    yeah, it spins, from the loudness, i'd say it's spinning slow
     
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    have you tried loosening the bottom left screw on the topside of the wii dvd drive? take it about 1/2 way out.
     
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    where is it, on the gamecube port face?
    i dont think i'm going to open it, the guy put a sticker so i wouldnt be able to open it, but if it's one of the screws on the case, i can loosen it if i knew which one exactly
     
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    No. To get to the screw he's suggesting, you'd have to open your Wii. Hopefully your installer put that sticker on your system to keep you out because he's got a fair "guarantee of service" setup so you can send your Wii back to him to get it fixed.
     
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    yeah, i guess so, i have some sort of warranty on it, guess i'll have to phone in tmr

    but what do you think the problem is? loose connections to the chip?
     
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    I had the same problem with my d2ckey. I had to open the Wii, disconnect the wii-clip, reconnect it and reformat the Wii to get it to read discs again. I'm not sure what causes the problem. Perhaps it has to do with bugs in the chip's firmware that show up when you leave your Wii on for extended periods of time (Connect24). I've had the problem twice, but since I've turned off Connect24 (after performing all the steps mentioned above) it hasn't happened again.

    Syldaril
     
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    well, i didnt play it much, and i dont have wiiconnect24 on also

    i'm guessing now that the chip is loose, since it wont even read the burnt discs
    and that real games still work to some degree
    but if it was only the chip that was loose, my real games would still work, i've put 6 different real games in, none worked, i resetted wiisport 6 times before being able to play it, i'm guessing only because it's able to play with a slow read speed from the wii's drive
     

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