Wii Won't Read any Wii Disks, Gamecube Disks Fine

Discussion in 'Wii - Hardware, Devices and Utilities' started by zeldarocks, Apr 15, 2012.

  1. zeldarocks

    zeldarocks Advanced Member

    Jul 17, 2008
    So I just got Xenoblade Chronicles and was looking forward to playing it, alas, it was not to be; I first noticed something was up when my Wii refused to update off the Xenoblade disk, but shurgged it off as the update not playing nice with the softmods. I then tried to rip the dvd onto my USB Hard Disk, but it either errored out in opening the disk, or would freeze when ripping commenced; I then proceeded to try all of my remaining Wii Games, none of them would rip.
    I need some advice, preferably some DIY advice (I already tried getting my wii repaired once, hbc detected, no cigar). Should I just get myself a new wii and try again?
  2. Qtis

    Qtis Grey Knight Inquisitor

    Feb 28, 2010
    The Forge
    Try a laser cleaner disc since it could just be dirty.. If that doesn't help and the gamecube games work, it sounds like a disc drive going bad. Have you been using USB loading or disc loading? Dual-layer discs apparently wear the laser more than single layer. If possible, go for a USB loading only.

    Is your Wii modded by a chance? You could just load the latest setup with ModMii and see if that helps (I doubt it'd change anything, but one could always hope) :)