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Power went off while playing Wii game and now the Wii no longer will read a disc. It was on a heavy duty surge protector, so it wasn't zapped by a power surge and nothing else in the house was disturbed. Best Buy said to ''press the red button right under the disc slot after opening the 'door' with your fingernail.'' Small problem: no door under the disc slot and the visible red button does nothing. Thanks for any help! annenst@yahoo.com

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It sounds like the motor that moves the lens or the motor that spins the dvd may have burn out. You can always try to clean the lens with a can of air duster or use a cotton swab and rubbing alcohol to clean the lens.

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Ok, if the red button didn't reset the lens assembly, it may be dead. you will have to send to Nintendo for a Lens assembly repair. unfortunately, there are not any replacement parts you can order that i would recommend.

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Please visit the site HERE it.You will find a solution to your problem.

I would also suggest holding the power button on the Wii Remote itself to turn it on, or unplug your Wii Console's power cable and audio/video cable for 90 seconds. Then plug power in first, then AV cable.

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Salutations Bloopdinkle,

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If you do have a surge protector connected you may want to see if your fuse needs to be reset. If not I don't think that the Wii's manufacture's would cover surge damage.

Sorry I didn't have happier news.
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