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My Nintendo Wii won't read Disks Anymore

My wii will still come on, Connect to the internet, I can play downloaded games, I can do the wii fit "Fitness Test only" anything after the initial test requires the disk and the disk won't read, neither will Big Brain, or any of my other many many games we have collected since we got the wii the first year it came out. ANY suggestions. Please help we are Wii Maniacs..... of course nintendo says we are over the warrenty which was only 1 year. I'd love to insure the Wii. But Can anyone please help me Fix this problem.

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  • xplicitkiki Nov 30, 2008

    WOW that was FAST, I will try that before I ship it back to nintendo,,,,, Thanks your the Bomb....


  • xplicitkiki Dec 01, 2008

    I tired what you said, and unfortunately it did not work. I really appreciate your suggestion, I guess Back to Nintendo it goes, and back in my wallet I go. If I spend the money to fix it and it ends up doing it again I am gonna slap myself, because I could have put the 90.00 toward a new unit. Cross your fingers for me.

    Thanks again.

  • jdrotskoff Dec 01, 2008

    I am having the exact same issue. I can do everything with my Wii, EXCEPT play discs. I can connect to the internet, download and play games, use all the Mii features, but it will not read ANY disc.

  • Anonymous Jan 25, 2009

    I can do everything with my Wii, EXCEPT play discs. I can connect to the internet, download and play games, use all the Mii features, but it will not read ANY disc. Please help its my buddys and i dont want him to know so can it be fixed at home or at least within a couple hours

  • virgilio_tan Jan 26, 2009

    I have the same problem as all of you, and I have a lens cleaner for game systems called gamedr. which is only found i best buy. I just need to know how many times do I have to use gamedr. disc. I hope if all your wii will be fixed by gamedr., if not, send it to nintendo.

  • wiilover May 11, 2010

    If Wii won't read disk, 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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What your looking at here, is a laser read problem.
You can either try cleaning the lasers head, with a cd/dvd laser cleaner disk or similar. or alternatively, search e-bay or other on-line stores. to obtain a replacement laser unit.
there are unfortunately, no other practical options.

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Posted on Nov 30, 2008


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