Bad DriveKeys or Console?????
I have an issue I just can't figure out. I currently have a Wii with a GC2-D2C chip. I purchased a DriveKey last year. I then purchased a few of the newer DriveKey version (yellow sticker) and replaced my old one with this newer one. I had been playing original & backup disks from both NTSC & PAL with no issues. About a month ago, out of the blue, I began to get Disk Read Errors on my backup disks & some original disks. I had not messed with it for a while, as I also have a modded XBox 360 to keep me occupied. Anyway, I had read online that it was probably the DVD drive went bad. I had planned on purchasing a new drive. Tonight, I removed the DriveKey completely and all my originals played fine. I then installed one of the other newer version DriveKeys right from an unopened package. I also got Disk Read Errors on my backups. I removed that DriveKey and installed the original old version and same thing. I then did a system format on the Wii (restoring the console to factory settings), installed a new version DriveKey and same thing. Finally, I removed all DriveKeys and did a softmod with HomeBrew and GammaLoader. Still will not read backups. All my originals do play fine though.
What does this sound like to you?
I'd hate to purchase a new drive and it not solve my prblem.
My firmware is 3.4U, and was never upgraded.
I quadruple checked all the settings, configuaration, dip switches and even tried different ribbon cables.
It's obvious that it is not bad DriveKeys (since three of them don't work) & SoftMod also doesn't work. Not sure if anything on the drive would cause this. The only thing I know is a firmware upgrade, but I have always been at 3.4U
Any clues would be helpful.