Wii barely reading games (BU and ORG)
So let me give you the run down:
I have a 3.1U wii running with a wiikey that has the 1.9g beta hotfix firmware. I forget which version of the system I have, but when it was modded, 3 legs had to be added to the chip on the system to connect the modchip. I did not mod this myself, I had someone else do it for me in the summer.
I installed 1.9g the second week it came out and had no problems whatsoever. Beat galaxy, and continued to use the system as normal.
Then, About two weeks ago, a bunch of the newer games I was downloading were not working. I don’t remember which ones exactly because I just threw them out after they didn’t work. Since my other games were working, I thought that the games were a bad rip or whatever.
Fast forward to Saturday, where games I consistently play, such as Guitar Hero III, stopped working all together. I have been burning all my games on SONY DVD-R at full speed at this point.
After some research, I took the following approach:
* Ran the 1.9b recovery disc
* Installed 1.9b firmware.
* Ran 1.3 config disc, set region override to on, and dvd drive speed to 3x.
GAMES STILL DON’T WORK
Tried putting it back to 6x, same thing.
I tried changing my media to TDK DVD-R and the same problem occurs.
The problem is not only with my backups though. My original games suffer from the same problem.
The games will occasional load up on the wii channel screen, but when I click start, I usually get the disc error message. If I pop out the disc and put it back in, it will resume functionality for about 2 more minutes before the error message pops up again.
Even when I was running the wiikey setup discs, I would have to pop them in and out to work sometimes.
I was debating reformatting the wii itself through the system menu, but did not want to jump to that right away. I am in no ways an expert, and have only been following the advice of people throughout the different wii-mod messageboards.
If there is something I did not due that may help, please let me know.
My Wii has stayed in the same place since I got it, and the only thing I can think of that may have affected the system is my house gets hot from time to time. Based on what I see, it seems to be a hardware issue :x. Again I have not the slightest clue though, just a hunch.
Other than that, I am clueless. PLEASE HELP!!!!
If I for some reason need to replace the dvd drive, is it an easy thing to do?
I REALLY would rather not have it come to that.