I'm actually in the uk, so getting hold of a new drive isn't all that difficult. Only problem is that a replacement drive doesn't cost that much less than buying a second hand working wii....and, I don't really need the drive (except, so it seems, to actually get the netflix channel to load)
I have had this wii open, and power is definitely getting to the drive. It will (reluctantly) accept discs (I have to "force" them in, as it doesn't just suck them in) and the drive does spin disks - makes one heck of a nasty noise though, almost as though something is scraping against the cd.
So, unless there are any more thoughts on patching the netflix channel somehow, then this wii is destined for the bin :-(
Interesting, you have an Afghanistan registration IP, but yeah you just posted via a UK IP? :confused:
Lol, no idea why I have an Afghanistan reg ip, def in the uk!
Registration IP: 91.109.222.XX
Posting IP: 31.185.178.XX