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    Nintendo cleaning?

    If I send my Wii in for cleaning, will they delete all my home brew stuff? Whats the worst case? Has any one els here had there wii cleaned by nintendo with softmods and backup loader?

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    Well I really don't know I think they will just clean it. The worst that can happen well I really don't thing nothing THAT bad will happen.

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    If it's just a softmod I really, really doubt they will do anything about it. However, I can imagine that they will turn it on after cleaning to see if it's OK so they might notice it, but I don't think they will do anything. Couldn't you just have some other company clean it though?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BiffX View Post
    If I send my Wii in for cleaning, will they delete all my home brew stuff? Whats the worst case? Has any one els here had there wii cleaned by nintendo with softmods and backup loader?
    Why do you want to clean your Wii?
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    STAND READY TO DO VIOLENCE ON THEIR BEHALF IF THEY DON'T INSTALL IOS 38, 53, 55.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cressida View Post
    Why do you want to clean your Wii?
    I want to know why to?

    Are there donut crumbs or gummie bears in there?
    Was there a BIG dust cloud that invaded your Wii?
    Is your Wii a dirt ball from hell?
    LOL....

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    he fed it a bad disk and its colon is clogged

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    They sent me these instructions back after a disk drive replacement.
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    Wii System Care Tips

    1. The Wii Console has an internal fan that circulates air through the system. If the console is exposed to excessive dust, smoke, or other contamination it can be drawn into the system, which over time can contaminate the disc drive lens. We recommend that you take the following measures to keep your Wii console free of these contaminates.

    2. Locate the Wii console in a well-ventilated area on a hard, smooth surace. For example, in an entertainment center, on a TV stand, on an open bookshelf, etc. Do not keep the console on the carpet, as the fibers of the carpet can trap dust that could be pulled in by the Wii console's fan.

    3. Check the vents on the system regulary for dust. If any is present, use the soft brush attachment of a vacuum cleaner to gently clean the vents.

    4. Avoid exposing the system to oils, air freshners, smoke, or other airborne contaminants. For example, you want to avoid spraying air freshners near the console or preparing food nearby, as this may cause oils to be pulled in the console's fan. Also avoid cigarette, cigar, or other types of smoke near the console.
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    Also just get the official Wii laser lens cleaning kit if you ever experience problems with the laser lens not reading disk like SSBBrawl and it at one time use to play the disk or just for regular to infrequent cleanings. I've read that it's very effective at cleaning the lens and that can extend the life of the disk drive keeping the lens from straining too hard from contaminants on in. It's better than having to send it in to get the disk drive replaced one day. I sent my Wii in back in March for a disk drive replacement 7 months after the warranty expired from where disk drive went bad. Oh yeah word of advice if you do send it in to Nintendo Of America they do a test check for illegal channels etc. They don't charge extra mega fines for just having any traces of Homebrewing from my experience with them recently like the supposed NOE case with the majorly bricked Wii from sofmodding. They ran a test on my system recently which I had sent in cause the GPU was artifacting. I deleted all visible signs of Homebrew, but I was told it failed the test check and that 2 illegal channels were found. I assume they were the 2 Hidden Channels DVDX and HAXX, cause I didn't uninstall those. I guess they don't repair the GPU just replace the system. I could've kept my old system, but it would'nt have been repaired or have it replaced. I chose the replacement, still have a warranty and the replacement system is in the range of my original systems serial # which was a LU52. The replacement is a LU51. Anyway just make the appropiate preparations by uninstalling HBrew, DVDX etc. before sending your system in to them. Then when you get it back just reinstall them.
    Last edited by Brewaholic; 07-03-2009 at 11:29 PM.

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    Hey sry for not replying earlier. I want to clean my Wii because whenever I play a disk, regardless if it is a back up or not, that is not perfectly clean I get a disk read error. The movies that the games play are also choppy. Soooo...

    So Ya this gummy eating dirt ball from hell, lol, needs an enema. (Lens cleaning)

    Thanks Brewaholic!
    Where can I get a lens cleaning kit? Wal-Mart or EB-Games or something? And are those the ones that hurt the wii? Cause I have been told that they can damage your lens.


    O and who els does Wii cleanings?


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    Try using a can of compressed air.
    Just don't go crazy with it.

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    Just get the OFFICIAL lens cleaning kit by Nintendo. It has the Nintendo seal of quality and there should be no problems at all. You should be able to find this kit in any store that carries video games and electronics.

    Quote Originally Posted by wiidoggii View Post
    Try using a can of compressed air.
    Just don't go crazy with it.
    Problem with that is it's hard to pen point exactly where the laser lens is. One won't know if they are going in too far or too short pulling out and re-inserting it trying to be sure to somehow hit the lens. A person can waste a whole can and not even hit the lens possibly. When sticking the small air tube in it can also knock the motorized doors disk detection off a little if one can't exactly locate the lens and has attempted to run the tube up and down the entire slot. It can also leave a small gap with an overlap in the Wiis game slot dust guard where they will be no longer perfectly flush together like before. I tried this back in March when I was trying to save my disk drive. The motorized door ejected disk slowly, the door wouldn't hold the disk firmly when ejected, when ejected some Disk would hit the floor, and GC disk had to placed directly in the middle for them to be detected when before they could be place anywhere in the slot.
    Last edited by Brewaholic; 07-06-2009 at 03:53 AM.

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