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    Wii Not reading wii games, but GC ok

    Hi,

    I installed homebrew a while back. Its only recently that I purchased the new Mario Galaxy 2 game that I have realised that my Wii is no longer working.

    I formatted the Wii, but it still shows the homebrew when I boot it up. All of my menu's etc work fine, and I could even play the games I bought from the store (till I formatted).

    I can also play gamecube games without a problem, its just the wii games.

    I sent this to Nintendo, and they said it would be 200 to fix, due to me having homebrew installed. I told them to send it back, because its cheaper to buy a new Wii. I spoke to a guy in a shop about fixing it, and he said I should be able to do it myself. I am struggling to find the right way to do it.

    I am not to bothered about having homebrew installed, I just want the wii back to its orignal state, so I can play Mario G 2, and then pass the wii on to my kid for his room.

    I do have a back up as per the install guide on this very forum..

    My only concern is, when a wii game is in the drive, I can hear a click. That led me to belive it was a hardware fault. But from the way Nintendo descibed it, they wouldn't fix it because I had homebrew on it.

    If you need system details from the wii that are not in standard menu's can you point me in the right direction on where to find them too please

    Can anyone assist please. Thanks in advance

    Regards

    Colin

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    I formatted the Wii, but it still shows the homebrew when I boot it up. All of my menu's etc work fine, and I could even play the games I bought from the store (till I formatted).
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    My only concern is, when a wii game is in the drive, I can hear a click. That led me to believe it was a hardware fault. But from the way Nintendo descibed it, they wouldn't fix it because I had homebrew on it.
    contradict each other. It sounds more like a hardware issue if it's making a nose. I don't see how formating would cause a hardware problem. You can try cleaning the lens buy purchasing a lens cleaner but I'm not sure that would help. If it making clicking sound then I say it a problem with the drive and needs to be replaced. You can get replacement dives from eBay for around $60. They are not the hard to replace you just need a tri-wing screwdriver that you can also get from eBay. There are also plenty of guides out there including one or two here I believe that will show you how to dissemble your Wii.

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    Ive had the same issue i was playing an older game no problem then i got a brand new game put the update thingy on it now not only does it not play my new game but it makes a new noise but i was playing it 5mins b4 i put the new software on

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