Will replacing my laser fix my Wii

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

  1. Kha
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    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?

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    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

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    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?

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    $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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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

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    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

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    very pointless aye?
     
  11. Sstew

    Sstew GBAtemp's Grim Reaper.

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    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