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    Wii DVD drive repair, will not accept discs.

    Before anyone asks, I've googled for the last couple days, and searched a few different forums (including this one). So far, I haven't come up with anything that helps in my situation.

    I'm trying to repair a friend's Wii. His kid jammed the dvd slot with coins, which I've removed, but the drive doesn't quite load the disc in. It gets almost all the way down, then jams and eventually ejects. It'll load the disc if I push ever so slightly on the white plastic rail on the right, and I can play games on it for ages and eject discs with no problem; I just need the lid off to insert any disc.

    Thing is, when I opened the Wii, I noticed 2 white plastic pieces floating around, and I can't help thinking that they're integral in the disc loading function. Picture attached.

    Any ideas or clues where these two pieces came from?

    *edit* The drive is a D2E, if that helps.
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    I just had a look at one I have laying around and I don't see anything that looks like that. I suggest you save yourself some headaches and get one of these.

    DVD Drive Shell with Lens motor parts For NINTENDO Wii - eBay (item 250626294675 end time Dec-28-10 23:26:55 PST)

    You will have to add your motherboard to it which requires a little soldering but it not that tough of a job.

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    That's a little bare, lol. The better choice unless user is very much the handiman (still will require your original PCB) is this one:

    Full DVD Drive Shell with laer lens motor parts For Wii - eBay (item 250693531355 end time Jan-05-11 02:03:29 PST)

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    I was scanning Flea Bay when you posted yours (which doesn't include jack: no laser, motor, PCB), lol. If this guy's really good he can go with your option; not so good, he can go with mine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nightstah View Post
    I was scanning Flea Bay when you posted yours (which doesn't include jack: no laser, motor, PCB), lol. If this guy's really good he can go with your option; not so good, he can go with mine.
    True but he will have some soldering to do with either choice. Both motors are soldered to the mobo and that doesn't come with either selection. Besides the laser is a very easy change out. But I'm speaking as someone who has done this sort of thing for a long time.

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    Yup, I believe so. If the user is a total klutz, has limited time, and wants < headaches, he could always buy a full replacement here:

    D2-E DVD Drive Replacement FOR Nintendo WII DVD ROM - eBay (item 330504313021 end time Jan-03-11 01:51:44 PST)

    That's $43 plus shipping, lol.

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    By far the easiest.

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    The picture he included is that of retainer clips... IDK if for the faceplate or perhaps one of the ribbon cables (but one or the either most likely).

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    I've had 3 or so drives completely apart and I just don't remember seeing anything of the sort but each model of drive has it's differences.

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    Good ideas, guys! The first link would work for me; I've done plenty of soldering and repair work before. However, neither seller of the stripped down drives ship to Canada... I'll look around and see if I can get one shipped here, and of course see if my friend is willing to pay the $20-30!

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