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any manuel tips to fix the wii that doesnt read any discs?

#1v_Sly_vPosted 12/19/2012 6:15:06 PM
i dont want to send it to nintendo and pay

i just want to know is there a safe, easy way to somehow "clean" the system so that my discs can be read

is there a good YT link that helps?
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#2jedinatPosted 12/19/2012 6:19:38 PM
Stop using disks to play your games.
#3v_Sly_v(Topic Creator)Posted 12/19/2012 6:20:41 PM
wow thanks for the help :(
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#4jedinatPosted 12/19/2012 6:22:31 PM
I'm being serious.
#5v_Sly_v(Topic Creator)Posted 12/19/2012 6:29:20 PM
how am i suppose to play SMG2? SSBB?
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#6IHeartMetroidPosted 12/20/2012 4:00:25 AM(edited)
I have a question for you- totally seriously.

How capable do you feel with electronics? I mean, like with the internals of them and such.

The reason I ask is because my Wii suffered catastrophic disc read failure a while back when a small child fed it goldfish crackers. I discovered that the drive itself was replaceable and could be found on eBay for around 20 bucks. I bought it, replaced the drive and the Wii now works perfectly.

So there's that option.

If you are less confident, there is an actual official Wii Lens Cleaning Kit you can use, but for some reason it's been discontinued so it's rather... expensive to obtain.
#7TheReaSolCutterPosted 12/20/2012 10:50:49 AM
I bought the official disk cleaning kit, but after is was sold-out discontinued as Metroid alludes to. It was about $25 to buy the version of it sold in Europe off eBay. There is also a youtube video about how to make one yourself out of some plastic and cotton. Long story short, the cleaning kit worked for me. I'd buy that, make one, and if you are really cautious, go ahead and buy a second lens kit to replace the unit if it should ever burn out (which it will with enough use).
#8JoeHigashi2000Posted 12/20/2012 6:47:21 PM
v_Sly_v posted...
how am i suppose to play SMG2? SSBB?

Google how else to play Wii games. You'll find your answer. I keep all my discs in their cases on a shelf and never have to remove them to play them.
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#9leeko_linkPosted 12/21/2012 12:15:16 PM(edited)
Your Wii is either:

1 - Had Dirty Len

The disc len in your Wii may be dusty or dirty, you could manually open your Wii up and clean it and then try restarting it to see if that helps.


2 - A Defective Laser

The Wii had two laser, one which read single layer disc and one which read dual layers, (SSBB, Skyward Sword, Xenoblade, etc. were dual layers but some Wii and all GameCube games use single layer disc). If one of the laser is not working, your console's laser len need to be replaced.

Here's some tutorial videos on how to check your Wii laser and how to replace a new laser len for your Wii.

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You could buy a new replaceable Wii laser len at this website or even had them repair for you too:
#10mavlokPosted 12/25/2012 8:04:36 AM
I'm Manuel and what is this
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