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Unable to read disc

Just pulled console out of the box. Set it up and get error message unable to read disk. Any suggestions?

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  • anb2010 Dec 25, 2008

    We just got the Wii, and we also had the same problem. At first it wouldn't even let us insert the disc period. Then it would took the disc and said that it was unable to read.

  • Anonymous Dec 25, 2008

    Hooked everything up as specified on directions. Placed disk in console as instructed. Unable to read disk message received. Unplugged, went through every step again!!!! Six-year old very disappointed, of course Wal-mart hours for tomorrow not posted. Thanks, Nintendo!

  • Anonymous Dec 25, 2008

    Same problem, called nintendo big help that was NOT. Yeah disappointed family on christmas, thanks nintendo

  • Anonymous Dec 25, 2008

    Same Here!! We took our disc to a friends house and it play fine! Brought some of their discs back and those won't work. It is playing our gameCube discs fine, but not the Wii discs. Trouble shootin on the web says "the laser" might be slightly offline.

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  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2014

    When I input certain discs, I am getting an unable to read discc error.

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If Wii gives Disc Read 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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Did u put it in the right way? u have to have the disc facing the right. if so, try cleaning the disc and try again

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