I don't know if this will help but try this via homebrew channel.
After using Mauifrog's nice guide : Softmod any Wii, every thing is working nice. However DVD drive is not taking or ejecting any disc.
My Wii is almost new and system is 4.2U.
I need your help.
I have already removed the disc manually by disassembling the wii but now the drive is not taking any disc.
Yea, I figured it might be something like that, and like I said, not sure if this will help. Your post indicated to me that it may be a software related issue locking the console up. Maybe this would release that, whatever it may be.
Otherwise it would have to be a hardware issue and your post indicated to me that it was unlikely.
now that you have indicated that you did open the console up and manually remove a disk, It is more likely to be a hardware issue than than it was likely to be before (opening it up ).
What kind of hardware issue could be? any idea? what should I check?
I was going to download the app you posted but the link is broken.
I had to refresh the page or navigate back a couple of times to get it, but it was working earlier first time.
Thanks odd I was able to download it.
@mat I am not sure why a software modification would cause the dvd drive to fail, but who knows.
Did you force the disk out or find a manuall pin-type of eject on the drive?
After disassembling the Wii, I pulled up the hand that pushs on the disc and removed the disc.