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Unable to read disc error

I just got a madden 08 gamecube to play on my wii. i have the controllers wii special controllers plugged into the sticks. the memory card i went back to best buy and got inserted and the game will not work. after inserting it says unable to read disc. they told me at the store that i could play this gamecube game on my wii but it isn't working. help!!

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If Wii gives Unable to read Disc Error, first step you need to check is to try another disc or clean the exisitng disc. This will confirm that problem is with either Wii or Disc. If the console itself is giving disc read error then it needs to be repaired. You may check out DIY Wii Fix Guide, that will show step by step information to fix the problem yourself. It also gives information on fixing many Wii Related Problems, so its a kind of Wii Problems Reference Fix Guide

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