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Thread: A few screws missing....my wii is dead :(

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    A few screws missing....my wii is dead :(

    Hi Guys,

    I have a Wii with a WiiKey installed.

    I have had my wii for a couple of years and its worked fine.

    The other day I was playing wii sports resort and it worked fine, the next day I turned on my wii and it would no longer read burned games, it will load original games but freezes once I get past the menu screen of the original wii sports and links cross bow training.

    I picked up my wii and could hear something rallting inside! :S

    I took apart the wii and 1 tri screw fell out from somewhere and another one was lodged in the DVD drive, I can't seem to see where they belong. I put it back together but the same problem exists, VC games still play fine.

    I was wondering if people could suggest some options?

    I can either

    1) Sell the fight stick, controllers etc and ut my losses,
    2) send it to a repairer?
    3) See if Nintendo will just sell me a console( I have everything else).

    Any suggestions are very much appreciated. Thanks!

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    u got wat i call a broken disc drive after a long time when you play wii games the tri screws get lose and come out they go under the first plate of your disc drive

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    Quote Originally Posted by rawsarrow View Post
    u got wat i call a broken disc drive after a long time when you play wii games the tri screws get lose and come out they go under the first plate of your disc drive
    Thanks rawsarrow,

    Well the graphics card was already dying on it aswell ( I was getting graphical artfacts on the screen in some games), So its probably not worth the moeny to replace the drive, I might just have a firesale for all my spare parts.

    cheers.

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    you can fix it yourself take it back apart and look at the discdrive for 2 screw parts

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    Hi,

    Thanks for that, thats the odd thing, I couldn't find where the screws are supposed to go :s.

    I have a mate who's modded over a dozen of these things I'll ask him to assist.

    cheers.

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    sorry, but does anyone know where I could find a guide to taking the drive, not just the wii, apart? I've had a look but so far no luck...

    cheers.

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    ok dude ill ethier wirte one or find u a link wait a few mins

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    Thanks mate, much appreciated.

    I had found that link earlier, it talks about moving the white plastic parts to try to free up the drive if its locked up. Anyway, I unclicked the ribbon cable and the plastic lock bit snapped off ... its just not my day...

    I think its time to bury the wii...

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    wii: system menu 4.1 backup loader no hardmoding done plays backuped wii and gamecube games.

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