wii trouble reading retail disc

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Aug 5, 2009
  1. pizzaman2893
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    Ok I got a wii 3.1 with custom firmware and the gamma backup launcher. It has no problem playing backups whatsoever. But occasionally I get a disc read error playing retail games. So I was wondering if my backup games were killing the laser or maybe the laser is just dirty? What do yall guys think?
     
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    My wii had an issue like this, it started with the backups not playing then my originals not playing. Now i just use a hard drive to play all my games
     
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    Any games in particular, like brawl? Sounds like a dirty lens.
     
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    Yep either dirty lensnor whole drive going bad if ur having trouble originals
     
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    yeah I was playing brawl when this started happening. I was thinking it was just a dirty lens though cause this was the only original that this has happened to so far. But If the drive is bad how much does it cost to replace it?
     
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    Nintendo has got an official disc lens cleaner you can buy for around $10.

    This was a problem when brawl first came out because it was the first game that used dual layer discs.
     
  7. damysteryman

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    This happened to me about 2 weeks ago. I thought my lens was dirty, so I used one of those Nintendo lens cleaning kit.

    This should work for you, but if it doesnt...

    It didn't work for me either. I opened up my wii's disc drive and found a crapload of dust inside it, not just on the lens. I had to pull it all out. (I already had no warranty though, before opening it up)

    Hopefully the Nintendo lens cleaning kit works for you.
     

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