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    Wii drive clicking and erroring.

    Earlier today, my Wii was working just fine. I go to play a backup of a game and it firstly errors me in Backup Gamma 0.3 with Error 324. So I looked that up, reinstalled the cIOS.

    Now my games load (sometimes) and whenever they boot up, the drive starts clicking persistently, failing to load and then eventually erroring out.

    Any help would be appreciated. I've tried uninstalling DVDx, reinstalling cIOS's, reinstalling Backup Launcher, cleaning the disc, turning the Wii on all of its sides..

    Firmware: 3.3u
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    Update... it won't play any games now, not even originals..

    Some help would be very much appreciated. Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by turlesy View Post
    Earlier today, my Wii was working just fine. I go to play a backup of a game and it firstly errors me in Backup Gamma 0.3 with Error 324. So I looked that up, reinstalled the cIOS.

    Now my games load (sometimes) and whenever they boot up, the drive starts clicking persistently, failing to load and then eventually erroring out.

    Any help would be appreciated. I've tried uninstalling DVDx, reinstalling cIOS's, reinstalling Backup Launcher, cleaning the disc, turning the Wii on all of its sides..

    Firmware: 3.3u
    Doesn't error 324 also cover bad media, could it be that your discs if backups have been damaged in anyway? that would cause the drive to have problems and eventually error out. Or in the worse case it is the drive itself that is giving up. If you can access another Wii, get a disc that works on that and try it on yours, se what happens. Try both original and backup.

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    try burning on another type of media .. i have had great success with Sony and Maxell. It is possible it is the wii drive itself. No worries most mod shops sell new drives, and they are available on Ebay.

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    I have about 25 backups and they all worked without any problems whatsoever until randomly they just stopped, along with originals as well. At first, it would boot up some games, load very slowly, then die.. and now nothing works at all.

    I formatted the Wii and still nothing :<
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    Sorry to say it but your drive is roasted toasted and burnt to a crisp. Bette start looking into buying a new optical drive for your wii, or invest in a FlatMii or USB loader and start loading from USB.. how old is this wii and how much usage have you gotten out of it?

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    Well unfortunately it's a launch Wii, got it forever ago.
    Just wondering, is there a way to clean the lens maybe? I've opened the Wii up before so the warranty is gone..

    And I thought I'd need the homebrew channel or something to get USB loader working? Since I can't do TP hack anymore (can't read the disc)..
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    Q-tip + alcohol would do the len cleaning. soap and wipe gentlely; not to stress the spring of len mechanism.

    drive can't read, no way to TP hack, needless to say the others

    if the dvd-drive really going to die, ur last resort is to trim the laser intensity. be careful, if u're not good at DIY and precaution !

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    Thanks.. I will attempt to clean the lens tomorrow afternoon. I suppose it isn't any harder than cleaning a PS2 lens. No, I'm not very great at DIY stuff. I initially opened it years ago to install a modchip but I got cold feet because I'd never soldered before --
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    so, u could get another pair of cold feet by replacing the len set..

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