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    Backup games that formerly worked, now getting disc errors after starting

    Been several months since reading through as many FAQs as I could, and executing on MauiFrog's softmod guide perfectly smooth. Been burning and running from .iso backups without any issue whatsoever. Back and forth between store-bought original media and DVD backups, no problems. Wii (which happens to be a first-gen machine) sat dormant for a while; holidays came around and we played a new store-bought Just Dance 4. Then we downloaded Gangnam Style with some Wii Point credit we had.

    We switched to our backup of Epic Mickey 2 (which played just fine prior to this), and, after the Mickey splash screen, got a disc read error. Same error at the same spot a few more times. Tried our backup of Donkey Kong Country Returns, and this one gets all the way past player selection, into the "flying cloud" screen which is probably a load point, and get a disc read error. Tried a few more times and got the same error at the same place.

    First thing I did was to check Priiloader settings, and yes, we've got Block Disc Updates and Block Online Updates (and the 2 other recommended ones, Remove Diagnostic Disc Check and Move Disc Channel, just for the sake of saying so). And never did I see a message about updates at any point regardless. Second thing I did was- well, not sure what to do. It's not a DVD burn problem, since I've played these DVD backups a ton of times. Not sure too many of the FAQs apply here.

    Would love some feedback/ideas here. Thanks!

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    Inferior media does degrade, and fast! Most brands are total crap (CMC MAG and other crap codes). What brand did you use? Verbatim or Taiyo Yudens are the ONLY way to go. The crap brands may verify and play; but tomorrow... they don't.

    And as for the former (Verbatims), make sure the package has the media as having "Azo dye" or similar. The "life brand" series aren't made of that (CMG MAG, total junk).

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    Thanks. Going to try and re-burn. I know I've got Verbatim media (not sure which kind, need to look), but honestly, the blanks have been sitting in a closet for a few years...

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    Another scenario: laser is getting weak or is dirty. That would also present the symptoms you've experienced.

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    Does you disc drive make a loud noise? I had similar problems as you've described and it turns out it was a piece of metal in the drive sagging against the arm that spins the disc.

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    SNES: too funny. Someone gave me their Wii saying it was "broken." I turned it on and it booted up. They had busted the plastic housing up in a vain effort to open it (no triwing them, lol). So I'm like "huh, well let's do it right and open it up and see." There was a frigging piece of ziptie cable inside it, all wrapped up in the optical/mechanics.

    She did in-home daycare... and I guess one of her little monsters did that (and likely it'd not play discs with that chunk in there). It works fine now and also via USB (gave it to my kid sister... only cost me about $8 in shipping for case pieces from streamlinehd to restore it to "not busted up" lol).

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    Quote Originally Posted by nightstah
    SNES: too funny. Someone gave me their Wii saying it was "broken." I turned it on and it booted up. They had busted the plastic housing up in a vain effort to open it (no triwing them, lol). So I'm like "huh, well let's do it right and open it up and see." There was a frigging piece of ziptie cable inside it, all wrapped up in the optical/mechanics.

    She did in-home daycare... and I guess one of her little monsters did that (and likely it'd not play discs with that chunk in there). It works fine now and also via USB (gave it to my kid sister... only cost me about $8 in shipping for case pieces from streamlinehd to restore it to "not busted up" lol).
    excellent example of how broke isn't always broke lol. Honestly I thought I'd have to scrap mine at first but decided to take it somewhere and have it looked at first. They replaced the drive for $60 and now it works like brand new

    Sure, it was as simple as adjusting that little piece of metal that was sagging but I was worried I'd kill it so I decided to pay the $60. It was worth it.

    But anyway, the OP may be able to take his somewhere and get it fixed too (or do it himself).

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