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    I truely Need help cannot read disc error

    Hello All,
    I just recently returned from a 6 month deployment where we stopped in Singapore, where I purchased a very overpriced WII ($400) returned to the ship hooked it up worked great.
    Returned back to the US took it home and it never worked. I get a cannot read disc refer to owners manual for assistance (not a direct qoute I am currently at work and don't have access to the WII)

    The last thing I remember doing before disconnecting was trying to play a game disc labeled SSB (assumption Super Smash Brothers) the menus were all in Japanese (I don't read Japaanese) but pushed a few buttons anyway (my guess is I inadvertantly updated my WII to 3.3U because thats what it says now)

    The stats on my WII are as follows
    1. I never used a Wiikey update disc of any sort (actually didn't know it was modded until I noticed the games were all copies)
    2. I have opened it up to look at the WiiKey to try to ID it, It appears to be a Clone (no hologram on chip but looks exactly like a WiiKey)
    3. All connections are good on the chip I have a multimeter and an O'scope to verify.
    4. When a disc is inserted the drive only spins for about a second before the error occurs.
    5. Wii is currently caseless sitting on my desk energized. so I know that when a disc is first placed in it the laser on the DVD does light briefly.
    6.Attempted to load Homebrew but will not read a disc of any sort.
    7. I also have a new original copy of Zelda that cannot be read
    8. The Wii is a japanese version. looked up serial number on the Net.
    9. When attempting to burn recovery discs originally had the issue with not being able to burn to a DVD because the image size was too small, I have since fixed that issue by downloading IMGBURN to my laptop, I am burning at 4X using DVD -R Verbatim discs (I have wasted about 25 discs to date).

    The questions I have are if I disconnect the WiiKey will this correct the issue I am really trying to hold out on this as a last option since I am old (hands shake too much) and those are some pretty tiny wires and is my WII Japanese now only English with version 3.3U. any assistance is greatly appreciated. Stu.

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    1 I don't believe u

    I would try to downgrade
    Also if u remove it u must desolder

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    Lightbulb

    Maybe your lens is just dirty. try and have it cleaned up by a technician or go to youtube and search for a tutorial and probably just do it yourself. You can also purchase a wii lens cleaning kit online since its still not yet available in the states. I did have the same problem as yours.

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    Thanks for the reply, I tried cleaning the lens, pretty much have given up, I want to disconnect the WiiKey to see if that does anything but since it is a japanese wii I'm afraid to because I believe the language will change to japanese?

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    it wont affect that, if its in english it will be in english forever

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    Quote Originally Posted by stuiegg View Post
    Thanks for the reply, I tried cleaning the lens, pretty much have given up, I want to disconnect the WiiKey to see if that does anything but since it is a japanese wii I'm afraid to because I believe the language will change to japanese?
    Yep! Not only will it change the language, but it will also make the backed-up games (pirated games) unplayable. Also try to have the lens itself replaced because I've read that some versions of the wii have defective lenses. Good luck!

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