Will replacing my laser fix my Wii

Discussion in 'Wii - Hardware, Devices and Utilities' started by Kha, Feb 11, 2009.

  1. Kha

    Kha Newbie

    Dec 12, 2008
    United States
    Hello everyone, my Wii just broke and it's out of warranty so I am trying to fix it.

    Problem: The wii stopped reading my games, so I tried cleaning the lens but it didn't work. I have a video of what happens when I insert a disk, basically I insert the disk, but the disk doesn't spin, but I can hear clicking noises (I think from the laser)

    Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xz9f9rrH1Gc

    *Note: turn up your volume to hear the clicking noises.

    Will replacing the laser fix this problem?

    Thank you!
  2. Tichinde925

    Tichinde925 Marth Ditto Money Match?

    Jul 14, 2008
    United States
    Warwick, Rhode Island
    The laser doesnt control the disc spinning. Replacing the laser wont do anything. Your disc will just sit there not spinning still.

    Its a mechanical problem with the devices that cause the disc to spin.
  3. elfsander

    elfsander GBAtemp Fan

    Jun 1, 2007
    Looks and sounds like a dead drive. Send your Wii for repair to Nintendo (or buy a new Wii drive), drives aren't that expensive (around $80, I believe).
  4. zidane_genome

    zidane_genome My sword has a +2 bleeding... wanna test it out?

    May 21, 2006
    United States
    $58.88USD for a new drive on DealExtreme... you can pick the D2B or the D2C... or if it's not modded, send it to Nintendo if it's still in warranty.
  5. david432111

    david432111 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Jul 17, 2008
    He just said that it was out of warranty.... But you could always pay nintendo to do it, I think it costs like $80.
  6. timishu

    timishu GBAtemp Regular

    Jan 26, 2009
    United States
    I had the exact same problem. Just send it into a repair store you trust and they fix the problem. I believe that it is something with whatever keeps the disc running.
  7. radionds

    radionds Advanced Member

    Oct 28, 2008
    If the Wii can't read the disc, it'll not spin the disc either.
    I had the same problem, I replaced the laser and everything just worked all right when I had my wii.

    I changed mine on a PSP Slim, because my wii was with the overheat problem and here in Brazil, Nintendo is not giving the fucking attention to repair that.
  8. madmods

    madmods Member

    Oct 8, 2008
    You can always buy a new wii and swap out the drives [​IMG]
  9. disaster3d

    disaster3d Newbie

    Jul 23, 2006
    Serbia, Republic of
    I can absolutely confirm this. I have had alot of DREs on dvd-r some of them even didnot start to spin(they are most cheap and dirty on the layer). So, i've opened Wii and see how laser triedto phocus (moving up-down) then change position (click) and againtried to phocus. With very bad disks and some dvd+rw it didn't to spin at all and return NO DISK error.

    I've solved the problem by replacing the laser pickup (30+$).
  10. zolga

    zolga Newbie

    Sep 23, 2007
    very pointless aye?
  11. Sstew

    Sstew GBAtemp's Grim Reaper.

    Jul 15, 2008
    United States

    Well, I suppose you could buy a new Wii swap out the drives, and return it to the store you bought it from for a refund...
    Then its like getting a free drive
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