Can I keep a disc in my console?

#1cowmilk99Posted 12/7/2012 10:17:11 AM
There was a pretty common problem with the original Wii where if you would keep your discs inside the console all the time, even while not in use, eventually after a couple years or so, the disc drive would start making this God-aweful noise while running a disc. It's just unfortunately the way it was designed. Now I always take my games out of the console before turning it off. I'm just wondering, do I have to worry about the Wii U? Will the same thing happen? Or can you even guess right now?
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#2lazycomplifePosted 12/7/2012 10:19:50 AM
Those people probably had their systems vertical.
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#3djrudenPosted 12/7/2012 10:27:54 AM
With the original wii, the problem derived from the fact that while at the Wii Menu, the disc would still spin, so if ppl left their Wii ON when not in use it would wear out the disc drive.

I would imagine the Wii U is set up the same way so as long as you turn your console OFF you should ok. It's just a bit deceiving since you wouldn't think there's reason to use the disc drive if you aren't playing the game at all.

That said, I tend to take my games out of the Wii U just so that annoying little white light isn't on all the time.
#4ThreinfhirPosted 12/7/2012 10:36:09 AM
djruden posted...
That said, I tend to take my games out of the Wii U just so that annoying little white light isn't on all the time.


Electric tape. Covers it right up.
#5selfdeztructionPosted 12/7/2012 10:49:54 AM
Threinfhir posted...
djruden posted...
That said, I tend to take my games out of the Wii U just so that annoying little white light isn't on all the time.


Electric tape. Covers it right up.


The white light fell off of my wiiU.
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#6huyiPosted 12/7/2012 11:00:29 AM
with the scare tactic of wii u's bricking i'm not taking my chances, just a precaution anyway.
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#7nedrithPosted 12/7/2012 11:10:27 AM
I've personally owned a Wii for 6 years and haven't had any problems with leaving discs in the system(and the system on most of the time, in game I never saw a reason to leave it on the wii menu).
#8-Codex-Posted 12/7/2012 11:15:41 AM
Not sure if the Wii U manual says anything about this, but generally I thought leaving a disc inside of a system was a bad idea. I think it was the PS3 manual that says never to do that because it could cause the reading of discs to be damaged.
#9cowmilk99(Topic Creator)Posted 12/7/2012 11:16:38 AM
Well the drive in the wii had an arm in the middle that pushed down on the disc to keep it steady while it spun. If you kept a disc in there, the arm would eventually wear out. That's what causes the noise. I'm still going to take my discs out regardless, but I just wanted to know if I still had to worry at all.
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#10djrudenPosted 12/7/2012 11:31:40 AM
I just hope the Wii U drive is as easy to replace as the Wii drive was. Had that been a more difficult, costly venture than I would be a bit more upset.