"Unable to read disc" error now, it takes the disc but sounds like the drive never spins-up to speed. I can hear the laser tracking but no spinning disc. We borrowed a friend's Wii to compare it to & afte you put the disc in the 'good' Wii you can hear it spin. I was going to order a laser on-line but I'm not sure if it's a drive or a laser problem? Has anyone had this same problem, please advise, Thanks!
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Sounds like the laser head in the wii is failing. You will need to either replace the entire drive (Sometime a bit easier) or just the laser head (Cheaper option). This will require you to completly disasemble you Wii.
whit all optical drive units disc read errors are caused by one of three things: a damaged or dirty disc, a damaged or dirty laser/optical eye, or a defective drive motor not spinning the disc at the correct speed. since it is less than a year i would recommend contacting the manufacturer and request a repair. it should be free but it wil take a few weeks to be completed.
Switch on on your PSP and remove the UMD that might be inside
When you open up the UMD door and look down inside you will see the Laser assembly.
If you look to the left there is a black tab that sticks up, this tells the PSP that there is a UMD in the drive.
If you press this down with a small probe, you should see the disc motor spin and the laser light up red (do not stare directly at the laser)
Inspect to see If the Motor is spinning or not.is it moving slightly?
Take the parts out and see if there is another problem also.
If the laser is not lighting up then it could be the laser,check the cables to the PSP and see if there is a bad connection.
If both are running well then put a disc in and get your ear up close so you can hear what is going on in there.
On a working PSP you will hear the disc start to spin up, then you can hear the laser start to twitch, followed by the laser motor moving the laser down the rails.
Can you hear the disc spin up? If not I would take the disc out again and press the switch with your probe again. if the disc motor is spinning again, look around to see if the metal housing is obstructing the disc when you put it in.. there could be too much pressure for the disc to spin freely
Can you hear the Laser focus? This might be hard to hear it will sound like a little tick. If you cant hear it tick I would move on and inspect this internally later.
Can you hear the Laser move down the rail? This will be a smooth sound of the gears, it should not be a really clicky sound.
If you can't hear it move down the track OR it is very clicky do the fpllowing;
You should open the UMD door and carefully manually move the laser to the right side of the assembly.
Use a sharp THIN probe to manually move the WHITE gear under the metal housing.
try and scrape the gears themselves to make sure there is no gunk or debris in the gear..
After this try and see if it is reading UMD again.
If none of this is working, it is time to open your PSP unit
If you are able to find out what's wrong from the troubleshooting steps above you can replace the problem by
Replacing the UMD, Assembly,Replacing UMD Disc Motor,Replacing UMD Laser Motor or by Replacing PSP Motherboard
Assuming that the machine accepts the disc in and begins to spin the disc, you will hear a spinning sound, and goes no further than this point, it would suggest the optical pick up is unable to read any data on the disc or the spindle motor is unable to spin the disc to its correct velocity, it is more than likely the laser has failed, either way the machine needs to be serviced.
If its not a power problem, notice that the servo motor is spinning or trying to spin with a disc in the tray.
-listen carefully for a high pitch or whinning sound of the motor.
-do you have a reading on the screen? No disc or reading disc?
One of the above can be:
1- a defective laser (it wont illuminate)
2- a broken flat cable to the laser (you wont hear clicking sound when reading)
3- a bad servo motor that can not reach its speed to read the disc (has to spin at a very high speed)
The cause here is the Drive itself is ether dirty or showing signes of intermittency now the folks at www.videogamerepair.com can take this into consideration and have it repaired for you if its under warranty or not give them a try. Otherwise you might need to have nontendo get involved.
Hi, Try cleaning the lens with an approved laser lens cleaner.Check to see if you can hear the disc being spun. If not, the spindle motor is bad.If your discs are spinning but aren't being read, your laser could be damaged. Contact Nintendo for service, unless you're comfortable replacing the laser yourself. Buy one on line and get it replaced. Thank you!
Hi, Try cleaning the lens with an approved laser lens cleaner. Check to see if you can hear the disc being spun. If not, the spindle motor is bad.If your discs are spinning but aren't being read, your laser could be damaged. Contact Nintendo for service, unless you're comfortable replacing the laser yourself. Buy one online and get it replaced. Thank you!
The dvd drive has 2 motors in it one to spin the disc and the other to move the laser carriage. If any of them motors fail it will give a disc error reading. Also if you changed the laser make sure that laser carriage is locked on on the drive spline. If you can freely move the laser up and down with out any resistance then its not locked into place.
If your other games still work, take the new one back to the store you purchased it from. If your other games are giving you problems then you probably have a laser problem. If you can hear the disc spin, you generally just need to clean the laser lens within the drive. If the disc doesn't even spin, you either have a completely dead laser unit, or a bad spindle motor. Lets just hope it's the laser unit, they only cost like 50 bucks, I don't even know where you could get a new spindle motor. Best of luck