Hacking Wii won't read DVD-r anymore

cf2

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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?
 

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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.
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