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    Brand New Problem/Brick?

    Ive searched for ages, and i havnt been able to find anythign like this.
    So im going to assume in the first to find this fault.

    The problem?: Wii gives "an error has occured...." for Wii games on hard drives, wiiware titles, channels. BUT NOT Homebrew or custom channels.

    Wii Background:
    1. ive swapped lasers and drives before just to test. (im now using my original drive with dead laser)
    2. A red cable from the eject motor has been re-solderd
    3. the brown connector ribbon clip is broken.

    Thats pretty much all the background facts on my wii.
    Now it cant be the hard drive...i think, due it giving wiiware and etc etc errors.

    Ive made a nand dump, done the back up....yet the same issue occurs.

    So what are your thoughts?

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    What system menu u on? What has been installed since it was last working?

    I know some part of the disc drive has to be functioning to play games from usb but not sure about wiiware.

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    There is defo a part of the disc drive that has to be present for the usb games to play, just not sure what so it could be the part thats soldered.

    Where about u from?

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    No not really. Maybe worth trying the safe 4.1 update.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wiikingx View Post
    Is there anyway to tell for sure if its the mother board or drive?

    My guess is not drive....but still...id like to know if theres someone way i can tell if its the motherboard or not
    I don't know of a way other then trying your drive in another wii. If you have a friend with a wii that trust you to take his/hers apart and try then.... If not then you have a 50/50 chance on buying the right component. (I'm betting that you can buy the MB from eBay as well a the drive)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krafter View Post
    I don't know of a way other then trying your drive in another wii. If you have a friend with a wii that trust you to take his/hers apart and try then.... If not then you have a 50/50 chance on buying the right component. (I'm betting that you can buy the MB from eBay as well a the drive)
    Hi, I am answering your PM with this message as well so others may understand. I was getting the same issue (eject disk, wii error black screen) and when I tried to run virtual console games I got a blank screen, and homebrew, blank screen. I orderd the same DVD drive (DMS - my wii was one of the first) and that did no good either, The wii drive would sound, but make a long eject, load sound, twice, and would not recognize me putting the disks in. I tore apart the rest of the case looking at the moboard seeing if there were any burnt traces or resistors/caps that were burnt out, no luck. That is when I noticed the stripped power cable and assumed I damaged the motherboard. When I get time (my wife had back surgery today so I am MR Mom right now) I will try to reload the NAND and try other things to the old wii, but $134 with shipping for a new wii and nunchuck, controller was a better deal in my opinion than spending 115 on a motherboard on ebay (with shipping) and not know what exactly is going on.
    I also wish I knew what happended to the moboard, and hopefully it wasn't the wasabi DX who caused the issues, but no-one else reported my problems.

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    I thought I posted this already, it dissapeared, the new wii arrived today D3-2 drive, so replaced with my DMS drive, wasabi, put in burnt NSMB, and it works. So it has to be the moboard or the a ribbon cable, I will take a pic when I have a chance.

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