Wii with broken optical drive - How will it function?

Discussion in 'Wii - Hardware, Devices and Utilities' started by Tokiopop, Apr 11, 2013.

  1. Tokiopop

    Tokiopop Caffeine fiend

    Apr 14, 2009
    I just bought a Wii for £5 that works, but has a broken optical drive. I'm going to go collect it sometime this week.

    I'm just wondering how will it function? I was searching around and sound some stuff from 2010 about games from backup loaders and normal channels (VC, WiiWare) not working either (it'll just give a disk error).

    I wanted a throw-away Wii that can live in my bag that I can just hook-up wherever I am with my VirtualConsole games, so £5 didn't seem bad for a try. If it doesn't work out I might try repair it, or do something cool with it.

    If it works fine without a DVD drive in it at all (which I assume it wont, since it should do hardware checks on boot) I wonder if I could fit a hard drive in there? :D
  2. VashTS

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    It will work fine. The Wii is a very versatile system.