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Wii will do everything but it won't play games.....

When I click on the game icon on the upper left hand side of the wii main page, my wii tries to load the game but after a couple of seconds of a black screen my wii goes back to the wii main page. No error messages, it just won't work. Has anyone else ran into this before? If so what is the fix?

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  • sandy234 Jan 11, 2008

    Have same problem with new games, old ones paying OK. Have returned console to Nintendo for repair (as they suggest) but still same. In fact old game that was OK now not working. Am going to try games at friends where they have one of same which is working

  • dorsal17 Mar 24, 2008

    My wii tries to load the game then says it couldn't read the disk! What do I do!?

  • Danni0204 Apr 02, 2008

    The game i got with the nintendo (wii sports) works fine but when i try to play the other games i bought it doesnt work. One of them comes up on the screen but when i go to start the screen goes black for a few seconds then comes up with an error message. The other game doesnt even load.

  • ManUfan08 Apr 18, 2008

    My wii will do anything else except for playing the game... it goes black and says it is unable to play it...and see maneul for troubleshooting!!! please help...THIS IS ERGENT!!!

  • Libby Yarrum Jun 07, 2008

    This only happens sometimes with me and when using different disks. The start screen for the game appears and I click start then the screen goes black and the wiimote goes dead. I have to eject the disk and switch the wii off and on again. Generally it works the second time. I have found if I insert a disk and leave it for a while - talking a good few minutes here it seems to work fine.



  • BEAVER01 Jun 07, 2008

    when i put the game in in will try to read and then a message says unable to read disk whenever the disk has nothing wrong with it. HELP MEEEE

  • pctweaker Jun 08, 2008

    My Wii does the same thing. I've found that doing a hard power-off (holding in the power button on the console for over 6-7 seconds) along with unplugging the system for 30 seconds will correct the problem most of the time. I would still like to know what the root cause of the problem is.

  • crackneeaka Jun 09, 2008

    well i turn on the wii and put in the game and it takes about 10 seconds and says please take out the desk and turn it off and turn it on and try again. but i will never work again.

  • 1ck1edevi1 Aug 27, 2008

    ive done every thing rite ive done the trooble shootin thing and ive disconected it for 30 secs tturned it on it loaded when it got on the game it was unable to read disk turned off then on cums up wid an error has occured again im getting so fustrated wat can i do please please someone help.

  • cgoolsby2 Nov 05, 2008

    everything works but it just will not read the discs

  • Linda Anderson
    Linda Anderson Sep 22, 2014

    I have had 3 wii's i have tons of games but sometime between one -two years everyone one of them stops playing games. It takes almost $100 to get nintendo to recondition them. You can still get online, watch netflix or youtube but a lot of money tied up in wii games. They usually last till warranty runs out then thry are gone. I am totally ticked at Nintendo!

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I had the same problem. No new games would play but the old games played fine. I clicked on the spinning disc icon (where the game should come up) and it prompted me to do an update. I accepted. Once the update was complete (took about a minute or 2) the new games worked fine.

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  • Jdrusso Jun 03, 2013

    i think it has to do with those new double layer gamess and dust getting in through the disc slot so you cant really play any games past the release of ssbb i think

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My wii worked fine until we played Super Smash Bros. Brawl the game froze. I tried pushing reset, eject, and power off, but nothing happned. I unplugged the AC cable thingy and it turned off. I checked the disc.... it was clean as new. Now if i try to play ANY game it says "error, press eject remove disc and turn power off, then refer to trouble shoot manual" plz can someone tell me wats the prob. thanx...........

Posted on Jun 05, 2008

  • sopeth Apr 10, 2011

    have the same exact problem...super smash bros was the straw that broke the camel's back! any solution? don't really want to have to service it as I am unable to save mario kart!

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Has ANYONE here tried what Nintendo says?? Just unplug the cords for a while (more then 10 min) then plug it all back in. It should work like new!!!

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Have same problem with new games while old ones still work OK. Have returned console to Nintendo for repair - as they suggest. Still same problem. In fact an old game is now no longer working as described above. Am going to friends where they have one of new games working fine to check if it's game or console

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  • sandy234 Jan 12, 2008

    Have tried games that are not working on my console at friends house & they are working fine there. So it seems problem is with console. Mine was purchased in August 2007, theirs in December 2007, one of the new batch. Seems the problem is with the console. Still waiting to heaer back from Nintendo as to what they did/didn't do with repair & what next step is.

  • sandy234 Feb 08, 2008

    Have received new console from Nintendo & intially had same problem again. However, when trying WITHOUT controller re-charger attached, games work perfectly. DOn't understand why, but no longer using re-charger!

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My Mario Olympic on the Wii u starts everything but once time to start race doesn't do anything ?? cant figure out whats wrong

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My wii is saying unable to play. help meee!!

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Check you cd for scratches and finger prints.

Posted on Jan 11, 2008

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    EJ Babcock Dec 14, 2013

    My wii will not play any Mario Type games...old or new ones but will play all other games. Anyone with problems. I have bought the wii cleaning system to clean the lense and nothing still works.

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