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    broken ribbon on wii disc drive

    hey guys/gals,

    i have a launch day wii that i chipped with a wiikey2/clip. i have hbc installed also.

    unfortunately, last night my wii took a tumble and quit reading discs (all hbc apps still works fine). after opening the wii i believe that i have found the problem.

    below is a picture of the ribbon that snapped in half (not my actual wii, but a stock photo for reference):



    anyone have any suggestions for a fix, or where to buy a replacement ribbon?

    thanks in advance to all that help!!!
    I abhor vivisection with my whole soul. All the scientific discoveries stained with innocent blood I count as of no consequence. ~Mahatma Gandhi

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    You should be able to purchase a replacement ribbon from online modchip sites. Or there is always the option of ebay.

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    Agreed a replacement will be so much easier than manually wiring and soldering the connections yourself.
    Not really doing much Wii stuff these days.

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    thanks for the replies.

    i've been searching for awhile now, and i am not 100% sure what this ribbons purpose is.

    i think this goes to the DVD drive spindle motor, but i am unsure at this time.

    i guess it is time to rip the ol' wii apart again and see exactly what it attaches to.
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    unfortunately that is not the cable in question. i appreciate the help though
    I abhor vivisection with my whole soul. All the scientific discoveries stained with innocent blood I count as of no consequence. ~Mahatma Gandhi

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