Broken Wii

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PostBroken Wii
by Zerudaaaaa! » Tue Jun 30, 2015 6:35 pm

My Wii has stopped reading discs. Has anyone else had this problem before, and how did you fix it?

I realise I could probably just pick another one up dirt cheap but I've got a load of VC games saved on it, so would rather have this one repaired. Any advice would be good.

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PostRe: Broken Wii
by Karl » Tue Jun 30, 2015 6:38 pm

I think Falsey had this problem once?

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PostRe: Broken Wii
by Harry Bizzle » Tue Jun 30, 2015 6:56 pm

Mine did this. I installed the homebrew channel and ran everything from a hard drive.

Failing that you can buy a second for like 2 quid and play all your discs on it and play all the VC games via the homebrew channel.

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PostRe: Broken Wii
by Dig Dug » Tue Jun 30, 2015 7:22 pm

The laser died. This happens a lot, it happened to a lot of people when Brawl came out in 2008 ( their lasers couldn't read double layered DVD's). My wii laser was killed by Metroid Other M (its like the console was trying to protect me). All I could do was contact nintendo customer services and have them arrange for me to send the system by free post. Took something like 3 weeks for the console to come back.

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PostRe: Broken Wii
by TheTurnipKing » Tue Jun 30, 2015 9:26 pm

Very good odds you could just get a replacement drive mech off ebay. Though, homebrew makes every Wii better.

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PostRe: Broken Wii
by Captain Kinopio » Tue Jun 30, 2015 10:32 pm

Speaking of broken Wii's, my remotes seem to refuse to connect to the console anymore. I swear these things die if you leave them alone for 6 months.

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PostRe: Broken Wii
by chalkitdown » Tue Jun 30, 2015 10:44 pm

Captain Kinopio wrote:Speaking of broken Wii's, my remotes seem to refuse to connect to the console anymore. I swear these things die if you leave them alone for 6 months.


That the do. All 4 of mine died even though I never used 3 of them.

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PostRe: Broken Wii
by Green Gecko » Wed Jul 01, 2015 12:05 am

The remotes might have a small amount of internal memory to store Miis (remember this was possible) and pairing data, not charging a cmos battery from time to time will kill it. Probably repairable as well.

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PostRe: Broken Wii
by Ad7 » Wed Jul 01, 2015 6:57 am

I've got 7 (!) wiimotes and as far as I know, they all still work and pair. That's got me properly paranoid now though, might have to start my gold zelda one up later to make sure it gets some juice.

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PostRe: Broken Wii
by Green Gecko » Wed Jul 01, 2015 12:54 pm

I use mine interchangeably so it's unlikely that will ever happen. I reckon it's possible for the same thing to happen sixaxis controllers. Lithium ion batteries need to be used from time to time or they will eventually die.

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PostRe: Broken Wii
by Winckle » Wed Jul 01, 2015 3:55 pm

Just crack it and run games off USB.

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PostRe: Broken Wii
by jawafour » Wed Jul 01, 2015 3:57 pm

I'd lovingly tucked away my assortment of Wii remotes. Now I'm panicking that they're dead :-(.

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PostRe: Broken Wii
by Remi Dong » Mon Jul 06, 2015 9:14 am

Winckle wrote:Just crack it and run games off USB.


Is this a thing that can happen?

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PostRe: Broken Wii
by Ad7 » Mon Jul 06, 2015 9:20 am

Yes.

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PostRe: Broken Wii
by Remi Dong » Mon Jul 06, 2015 11:47 am

Ad7 wrote:Yes.


Could you shed any more light on this? (Anyone?) As if it's straightforward to do I'd quite fancy picking up a cheap Wii and running some old games off it.

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PostRe: Broken Wii
by Winckle » Mon Jul 06, 2015 5:43 pm

I've been away since Wednesday, but Google modmii and it should help. I can give you more help on Tuesday if you need it.

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PostRe: Broken Wii
by T9Flake » Wed Jul 08, 2015 5:17 pm

I had a similar problem turned out it was a dirty lens, got a cleaning kit and it's been fine ever since

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PostRe: Broken Wii
by Green Gecko » Wed Jul 08, 2015 9:34 pm

I think at one point my Ganecube had a dirty lens as well. I just cleaned it with a cotton bud and it's been fine for years since. Since the Wii drive is completely enclosed maybe blasting some compressed air through it would work.

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PostRe: Broken Wii
by Remi Dong » Sat Jul 11, 2015 2:07 pm

So I bought a cheap Wii restored to factory settings (it's in really good nick considering I paid £20 - and that includes a MotionPlus remote and nunchuk :o ). Having read through a couple of articles (like this one) about cracking the Wii, I see I need an SD card. I already have a spare 32GB micro SD card and a working adapter that makes it SD card size - could anyone tell me if this would work just as well?

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PostRe: Broken Wii
by Winckle » Sat Jul 11, 2015 5:46 pm

Dan. wrote:So I bought a cheap Wii restored to factory settings (it's in really good nick considering I paid £20 - and that includes a MotionPlus remote and nunchuk :o ). Having read through a couple of articles (like this one) about cracking the Wii, I see I need an SD card. I already have a spare 32GB micro SD card and a working adapter that makes it SD card size - could anyone tell me if this would work just as well?

It sure would.


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