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    Angry Bad wii drive, now nothing will load

    Question for you experts, have been a wii user and mod person for some time.

    I have a Wasabi DX and also softmodded the wii, system version 4.1 (softmodded it because I was too impatient to get NSMB working).
    The Wii drive took a crap a few days ago, I assume my 3 year old helped out with this. I ordered a new wii drive but until then I wanted to play some of my virtual console / wii ware games. They will not load, or start loading a freezing about 2 seconds into play. Further I cannot get onto wii shop channel to download them again, I get the error with disk, please eject. So I disconnected the power and ribbon cable from the bad drive and get the same.

    I would believe there is someone else outthere who worked around this, any help. I hope the motherboard isn't toast.

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    That sounds about right from what I have seen. Bad drive = bad wii. I don't know how sneek will behave with a bad drive, give it a try until your new drive arrives.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mauifrog View Post
    That sounds about right from what I have seen. Bad drive = bad wii. I don't know how sneek will behave with a bad drive, give it a try until your new drive arrives.
    AARG, it look like I have a bad motherboard. I replaced the drive with a rebuilt DMS drive, and still getting the same behavior, disk error black screen every few minutes. I totally tore apart the wii and discovered that the power cable going from the motherboard to the drive had an exposed wire and I think I fried the MOBO. Instead of buying a new motherboard, I ended up buying a store return wii for $134 and it came with the controllers. When I get it I will find out if it has the new DVD drive, but it doesn't matter since I have now two good DMS drives that I could swap out

    I wish I could load even something homebrew on it, but I continue to get the screen. I also wish I could transfer my virtual console games.

    Guess the lesson is, is be very careful when closing up the Wii. I have no doubt that when I pulled the power cable the first time to install the Wasabi DX, I must of damaged the power cable!

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    Quote Originally Posted by flamingarrow View Post
    AARG, it look like I have a bad motherboard. I replaced the drive with a rebuilt DMS drive, and still getting the same behavior, disk error black screen every few minutes. I totally tore apart the wii and discovered that the power cable going from the motherboard to the drive had an exposed wire and I think I fried the MOBO. Instead of buying a new motherboard, I ended up buying a store return wii for $134 and it came with the controllers. When I get it I will find out if it has the new DVD drive, but it doesn't matter since I have now two good DMS drives that I could swap out

    I wish I could load even something homebrew on it, but I continue to get the screen. I also wish I could transfer my virtual console games.

    Guess the lesson is, is be very careful when closing up the Wii. I have no doubt that when I pulled the power cable the first time to install the Wasabi DX, I must of damaged the power cable!
    can someone pleaaaaaase inform....dms drive?

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