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"Unable to read disc" Wii

My Wii won't let me play any games because it says "unable to read disc." I have tried to clean the disc, (great condition). All of my games say "unable to read disc." When I was playing a game a sudden message popped up and said "unable to read disc." Any ideas of what to do?

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  • dollzy Dec 05, 2008

    Yes we have the same problem it says "unable to read disc" and it also says to take disc out turn console off and go to your troubleshooting booklet.

  • Anonymous Dec 07, 2008

    whenever i put freeloader in, it wont work. it has happened ever since i updated my wii for wii music before that it was alright

  • ldoffee Dec 07, 2008

    wii will not read disc

  • cocodusty Jan 30, 2009

    my wii whon't let me play most of my games the cds arent in the best condition but we tried it on another wii and they worked with no problems but every time we trie we get "Unable to read disc" plese help

  • Anonymous Mar 02, 2009

    whenever i put a game disc in, wether it is brand new or not, the wii says it is unable to read it. Even though the wii is brand new, it just doesn't work. I've cleaned all my discs, but the problem remains.

  • musicalsoul May 10, 2009

    i just bought a wii today and the salesman in the store showed me how to play. but to my surprise, i could'nt make it work!
    if any1 has a solution, please mail me.

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I would suggest canned air. most cd/dvd read errors are caused by dust or smudges on the media.

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Your Wii most likely has a problem with the system that reads the disks. If you system is under warranty, you should be able to get it replaced or fixed at no charge, since it is Nintendo's problem. 

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If Wii gives Disc Read Error, first step you need to check is totry another disc or clean the exisitng disc. This will confirm thatproblem is with either Wii or Disc. If the console itself is givingdisc 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. Italso gives information on fixing many Wii Related Problems, so its akind of Wii Problems Reference Fix Guide.

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Fiend your solution direct from nintendo. Here is your solution....


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