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    Disc failure after softmod

    I recently softmoded my wii. 4.3u. Bootmii. Howebrew browser. gx backup loader. All installed and worked fine. Backuped all our game to hard drive and they all play fine.

    Been using that and ignored disc drive for weeks until daughter got new wii game for birthday. Sports Resort. Now disc drive wont read any game discs. Wont read new one or any of the the older ones that it once read to burn to hard drive. Tried loading the disc using neogamma but it does not work wither and gives an error 1208.

    My question is does softmoding a wii have any effect on disc drive? Do I need to upgrade an IOS or something? Has anyone heard of backing up of games taxing the drive so much that it just finally gives out? Maybe it is just a coincidence that the drive gave out right after softmoding. Any feedback is greatly appreciated.

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    A drive going out is a very common issue and might just be a coincidence. What guide did you follow to softmod? Did it work right before you updated to 4.3? Do you have a modchip installed?

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    I would put money on drive failure, like Krafter said, its pretty common. I suggest ebay

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    Thanks for the reply Krafter!

    I followed this for the intitial exploit.
    Hack Your Wii for Homebrew without Twilight Princess

    Then this for the backup loader.
    How to Back Up and Play Your Wii Games from an External Hard Drive

    All worked fine even after 4.3 upgrade. installed a ben ten game wad from homebrew. Bummer is I never even checked the disk after ripping all our games. So not sure when it stopped working. Month long time period.

    Brought back the initial state by restoring my backup nand. Installed latest ISOs and backup loader & forwarder again this time using ModMii. No change.

    I do not have a mod chip installed. I guess I'll chalk it up to bad disc drive! :-|

    Thanks Again!

    Skerrick

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    Thanks stmcmurray! So ebay and look for a Wii disc drive? Disc drive versions an issue I need to be aware of?

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