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    If I delete the HomeBrew app can I send it to Nintendo to fix my broken Lense?

    I downloaded Homebrew a few months back for my wii and recently none of my discs worked for my Wii. I look up what the problem was and turns out I have a broken lense. Nintendo can fix it for free if I ship it to them but I'm wondering... if I delete my homebrew app and stuff if they can still trace that I have had it before?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darien1901 View Post
    I downloaded Homebrew a few months back for my wii and recently none of my discs worked for my Wii. I look up what the problem was and turns out I have a broken lense. Nintendo can fix it for free if I ship it to them but I'm wondering... if I delete my homebrew app and stuff if they can still trace that I have had it before?
    Nintedo can probably detect it even if you simply delete it. Did you softmod the wii?
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    According to this tutorial, I would say, no they won't be able to tell.

    http://www.wiihacks.com/other-faq-gu...odded-wii.html

    I don't know if you are on 4.2 though. But, here is another one.

    http://www.wiihacks.com/recommended-...ii-virgin.html
    Wii 4.1U - cIOS38 rev17 - 500gbHDD - Wiiflow 2.1 - uLoader 5.1 - Wimc 1.0.9 - Priiloader 0.5 - boot2 - gamecube launcher 2.0 - cMIOS rev3

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    Before you go through all the trouble, you are sure it isn't just a dirty lense right? That is a pretty common problem to check first. Goodluck

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    Is it still under warranty? If not then I wouldn't take the chance. Either fix it yourself, find a trusted friend that is really good at that kind of thing or take it to a repair shop. You can get drives from around $60 or so. But I have to say that I bought 3 different Wii's with drive issue's and didn't have to put a dime into any of them. I even fixed one them (my play toy now) with sandpaper and a little luck, lol.

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    With sandpaper??? That sounds like an interesting one. Care to share the details?

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    Long story short... The motor that drives the lens back and forth wouldn't spin freely, it took a pair of needle nose pliers to spin it 1 rev. I took the clip off and used sandpaper, alcohol and time on the armature to grind/clean it just enough so it would spin again and what do you know.... I now have a boot2 Wii and a working DVD drive for $80.. May play toy.

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    That's awesome. Good thinking outside the box there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krafter View Post
    Long story short... The motor that drives the lens back and forth wouldn't spin freely, it took a pair of needle nose pliers to spin it 1 rev. I took the clip off and used sandpaper, alcohol and time on the armature to grind/clean it just enough so it would spin again and what do you know.... I now have a boot2 Wii and a working DVD drive for $80.. May play toy.
    My favorite one it the $30 boot2 that had a small piece of plastic stuck in the drive near the front holding the drive closed so it wouldn't eject/accept/read a disk. Needless to say I even got a free Wii sports resort disk out of the deal.
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    If you send it to Nintendo to fix they will probably return it nice and clean with a new 4.3 menu.

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