Wii Stopped Reading Dvd-R

Discussion in 'Wii - Hardware, Devices and Utilities' started by Dakota76, Apr 8, 2008.

  1. Dakota76
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    hey all
    i have a ntsc-u wii with wii-key installed
    wii firmware 3.2U
    heres whats going on
    played wii the other day and all was well with my backups
    turned the wii off to the red led
    turned on the wii today and no dvd-r will work
    originals work flawlessly
    tried close to 20 dvd-r and no go
    the wii never moves where its from
    and no updates were taken

    can anyone help
    i also was wondering is there a way to disable and enable the wii-key
     
  2. coolbho3000

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    Your connections are broken. Open up the Wii and recheck them.
     
  3. Dakota76
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    but the wii hasnt been moved
    not in like 4 months
     
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    Yes but it happens.

    Try to do like coolbho3000 said. Check all your wires.
     
  5. Dakota76
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    i also was wondering is there a way to disable and enable the wii-key
     
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    Yes you can put a on / off switch between it(many people did this for playing orginal brawl) but with the 1.9s update you can also play the orginal brawl.
     
  7. -x-naught

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    Its strange because Im in the same situation. Was playing a few games ok last night....popped in mario kart for the first time and it said unable to read...now all my disks dont read apart from originals.

    I dont have a tool to open mine either and check the wires [​IMG]
     
  8. Dakota76
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    I was lucky
    I found a tri wing driver locally here in god ol newfoundland
    local installer gave up modding
    but you can buy them on the net for quite cheap
     
  9. Dakota76
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    well i took apart my wii today and checked the wii-key
    and all was good, i checked all the wires for continuity and they were good too
    so i tried melting the solder to see if maybe the connections were bad there
    anyhow it still wont read dvd-r backups
    the last thing i did with it was to take the 1.9s wii-key update

    just a thought but for some reason could my wii-key be fried
    is so does anyone know how to check it
    and also is there anything out to make a homemade chip like you could for the xbox
    Thanks in advance everyone
     
  10. makkb

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    hi! [​IMG]

    did you use the wiikey config 1.4 to uodate your settings after the update 1.9s??

    it should do the trick!! [​IMG]
     
  11. Dakota76
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    it doesnt read dvd-r at all
    and yes i used the config
    but this all happend a couple of weeks after
     
  12. -x-naught

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    I also did the same yesterday...Checked my wiikey and everything is fine with the connection

    Its strange that a number of people are reporting the same issue [​IMG]
     
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    Out of the corner of your eye
     
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    i have the same problem to , it stil reads the wii backups , but when i go to disc channel and start the game it says its a Disc Read Error ..but original wii games and gamecube games can be played and so te gamecube backups can be played , and my wii wont even read Guitar hero anymore [​IMG] i have a wiikey 1.9s
     
  16. Dakota76
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    i tried resoldering and even tried openwii on an attiny 2313
    and both are a no go
    also tried cleaning the lens