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.
I would start by checking what drive model you have. There are a few that dont play backups no matter what you do. To start with the D3-2 Drive. Search for a way to determine youre drive and you can go from that.
If its a D3-2 then try to swap boards with the old drive that came out of the wii. That should also do the trick.
Not sure where you missed the part that "I had been playing original & backup disks from both NTSC & PAL with no issues"??? In any case, I figured it out - The laser in the drive is dying. Got a new drive and all is good.