Wii won't read DVD-r anymore

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Apr 2, 2010

Wii won't read DVD-r anymore by cf2 at 12:06 PM (3,067 Views / 0 Likes) 4 replies

  1. cf2
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    Newcomer cf2 Member

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    Hi there I have had my Wii since Dec 2006, it would load gamecube backups from dvd-r fine. Then a few months ago I bricked it and had to send it to Ninty for repairs, I got it back, upgraded to 3.2, installed DVDx, MIOS patcher, gamecube backup launcher etc.. but now it won't read from dvd-r's. Is there any chance they've changed the disc drive in my Wii? Or am I just missing something I need to install, the read files from DVD option in Mplayer CE doesn't work either. USB loader and everything else I have works fine, it just seems to be a problem when I need to load something from a DVD. Any help appreciated.
     
  2. damysteryman

    Member damysteryman I am too busy IRL these days...

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    You say that you sent it to ninty recently, only a few months ago?
    That is bad... very bad...

    I think that they've replaced your DVD Drive with one of those D3-2 Drives that can't read any DVD-Rs at all...

    You'll have to open it up to find out, and if it is a D3-2, replace the drive with an older version drive.
     
  3. cf2
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    Newcomer cf2 Member

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    It's what I suspected tbh, I'll have a look inside soon...are the drives clearly labled with model numbers and the like?
     
  4. oliverbomb

    Member oliverbomb GBAtemp Regular

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    I've a Wii from 2006, that has not been send to Ninty, but still fails to play DVD-R or DVD+R, it does sometimes.. though
    Like the laser is broken, but it isn't it plays real games just fine.

    I don't know why, I've 4.2 on it, and sometimes it reads DVD+R.. its just rarely.
    But I live with it, since I use USB Loader, but I can't play gamecube backups. [​IMG]
     
  5. linuxares

    Member linuxares GBAtemp Maniac

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    oliver, order a sparepart laser, quiet easy to replace if you follow a guide.
     

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