I am new here and I need help to figure out what to do with the wii.
The wii was dropped or fell from about three feet to a tile floor; it will no longer eject the disk, it will longer receive the disk, and the disk no longer spins.
Does any body have any ideas?
I opened the console up to inspect for damage and to get the disk out. I could not find any physical damage to the moving parts of the loading/ ejecting mechanism. I am suspecting the DVD controller is bad. I used a variable power supply to see if the drive motor is working and it works. The mother board power LED does come on and changes color so I think that part of the console is OK.
This is an old white Wii with a D2C v1 chip. I am pretty sure that it is toast at least the DVD controller part.
I am looking for any ideas to get up and running with it again. Can I just get any wii DVD and use it? Or do I have to get the same type chip replacement? I would like to eventually Softmod with a USB hard Drive.
Thank you for your input.
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Backing up your games can be done two ways.1.) Through your Usb Loaders. 2.)Through you computer using The Wii Game manager.
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what jax said was mod your wii then back up your games on a usb drive then you wont need your disk drive.
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