Question about Nintendo Wii Console
All 5 of our games are not working. The error message "unable to read disc" appears. We tried discs on a friend's wii and they work. What's wrong?
One of two things has probably happened and is the case 9 out of 10 times. Your drive may have gone bad either due to a chip failure or a laser failure. It's also possible if the unit has gotten hot that the connection to the drive isn't making good connection anymore. This happens a lot. To fix it you would have to open the unit up. I don't recommend this if you have never worked on consoles or other electronics before. If the unit is under warrenty send it in for repair. Otherwise you would have to pay for the repairs. You can also sell the unit as broken on ebay and generally recover quite a lot of your money.
If you are good with repairs of electronics you may choose to open it up and do some troubleshooting. There are several places on the internet that outline how to open the wii and how to troubleshoot it's problems. If you decide to go this route you will void any warrenty you might have. However sometimes this is about the only solution people have without spending money for Nintendo to fix it.
Posted on Sep 12, 2008
Finally I figure it out. Instead of opening games at DISC CHANNEL, I click BACKUP CHANNEL........... and presto!!!!!! my disc worked.
Posted on Feb 10, 2009
I found the solution here... : )
Posted on May 24, 2009
I PUT IN MY DISC AND IT SAID UNABLE TO READ DISC CHECK OPERATION MANUAL AND I DID BUT IT DOES NOT WORK WHAT DO I DO.
Posted on Oct 27, 2008
Well, one problem could be is that your lense may not be clean. If you are not super careful with your discs by putting them in the case all the time when your not using them, they could gather dust, dirt and scratches. I recomend that you purchase a Wii Lense Cleaning Kit from a Nintendo retailer and clean your Wii's lense. Just and idea that might work,
Posted on Dec 24, 2008
Well were did you bought your Wii ?
Is your Wii "PAL" or "NTSC"
[PAL] is for Asia and [NTSC] is for North America and Japan only.
IF YOU Wii IS [NTSC] THEN .....
This means if you bought your Wii in North America or Japan then your Wii is [NTSC], This means your Wii will only read Wii NTSC games and game cube games. Which has to be NTSC since your Wii in NTSC. And if you put "PAL" games in the NTSC Wii, Your Wii will not be able to read the disc since [PLA] is copied games.
[NTSC] is original games and DVD's.
IF YOUR Wii IS [PAL] THEN .......
This means your Wii can paly copied games. As if you can make
a copy of an original games and play the copy of it with the
[PLA] Wii. This is quite better to have a Wii which is [PAL]. Because your Wii can play copys of original's. Getting games will be super cheap !
So I think your Wii is a [NTSC] like all in NORT AMERICA and JAPAN. And your games are copys of originals.. So your Wii is not reading the copy. You will need to by originals in any local game store so that your Wii can read & paly original games.
Posted on Mar 05, 2008
The discs must have been scratch or slightly damaged.
Posted on Sep 26, 2008
Hi I'm Joshua. I got my Wii for an early birthday gift. Then I got Super Smash Bro's Brawl. After a few days, I almost completed it in adventure mode, but then in the middle of my game a white screen came up and said " Could not read the disk. For details read the console manual." But I tried everything, but it still said the same thing. I bought it at CIELO VISTA MALL. For those who don't know where that is, it's in El Paso Texas. I did everything else in the game but it was fine. What Happened!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Posted on Aug 21, 2008
Very likely cause is the lens especially if it happens with a brawl disk. Look thru Nintendos's web site. They have a form you can email them. They will then send you a pre-paid shipping label to send the Wii and the Brawl Disk and repair them free of charge.
YAY I just got mine back it took about a week.
Posted on Feb 15, 2009
Same problem....... how do i fix it?
Posted on Nov 08, 2008
Has your Wii had anything spilled on it? If so, you need a new Wii. If not, think about how long you had your Wii. I had a Wii for a year and it stopped working right for all my games eccept Sonic And The Secret Rings (one game!). I soon got another Wii. The problem was gone.
Posted on May 10, 2009
U could try flipping the disc over that happened to me i put the disc in the wrong way
Posted on Mar 14, 2009
Just flip the disc over or try cleaning it off!!! Works every time!! If not try contacting nintendo!!!
Posted on May 27, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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