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Wii will play gamecube games but not wii games

My wii makes a buzzing noise when i insert a wii game and then ejects the disc but plays gamecube games with no problem at all

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  • Timmy Buggy Jun 24, 2008

    this happens to me all the time!!! it drives me nuts! SOMEONE! HELP US!!!

  • pipogz Jul 16, 2008

    exactly the same problem -_-


  • Anonymous Sep 18, 2008

    none of my wii games load.


    It happened all of a sudden. Nothing was wrong before.
    I have played for over a year. NOw nothing but gamecube game discs work.


    Hmmm.  Something tells me it is the disc drive acting up.

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2014

    My wii wont play any games and when I put a game in it says troublesome shooting how do I fix it

  • Anonymous Mar 29, 2014

    We were playing the wii u and the game froze up while we were playing. How can we fix that?

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I heard something on youtube about that. It seems that the disc is hitting on the case so you would have to take it apart and fix it.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=1XKKLkqdZ34

Posted on Jun 24, 2008

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The discs could not be read and they have no scratches and look fine then


The Wii console will not play game discs (disc is not recognized)
System displays either error message "Unable to read disc" or "Disc could not be read"
 

Note

Wii Game Discs are region locked, and can only be played on hardware from the same country where the game was released. (A European game cannot be played on a North American system, for example.)
 

What To Do:

The Wii console is only compatible with Wii and GameCube discs. It is not compatible with DVDs or discs made for other home consoles. Verify that the disc you are inserting is compatible with the Wii system.
An error message may display if the disc is ejected during play. Return to the HOME Menu before changing discs.
Verify that the console is placed correctly.
If the Wii console is lying flat, the game disc slot should be above all three buttons and the SD Card slot.
If the Wii console is standing vertically, the power button should be on the top and the console should be in the stand. Note: Only Wii consoles with model number RVL-001 are intended to be placed vertically. (Learn more)
Verify that the disc is being inserted properly.
If the console is placed horizontally, the disc label will face upwards.
If the console is placed vertically, the disc label will face to the right.
Check the non-printed side of the game disc for dirt or severe damage (such as scratches or cracks).
If the disc is dirty, try cleaning the game disc. (How to)
If the disc is damaged or scratched, it will need to be replaced. Please click here for replacement options.
If the problem occurs with only one game disc, there may be a problem specific to that game. Click here to check our list of specific game issues.
Make sure only licensed accessories are being used. Unlicensed products do not undergo Nintendo's testing and evaluation process. They may not work at all with our game systems, and they may have compatibility problems with certain games or accessories.

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My Wii will not let you insert any discs.


Discs Eject on Their Own
Situation:

Game disc is ejecting on its own
 

Applies To: All Games

 

Important!

If the game disc is ejecting on its own, this could indicate a problem with the disc or with the disc drive.

 

What To Do:

If you are experiencing this problem while attempting to play a Nintendo GameCube Game Disc, check the model number on your Wii console. Only Wii consoles with model number RVL-001 are compatible with Nintendo GameCube Game Discs. (learn more)
If the issue is occurring with all games or all of one type of game (Wii or GameCube), this indicates a problem with the system. To begin the repair process, click here.

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Wii plays gamecube discs, but not wii discs


Your disc drive will need to be replaced soon, or you can mod your wii system at www.wiihdmods.com and get 100 wii games playable from a hard drive for 150.00

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My disc wont play on my gamecube, its not my gamecube because it plays other games but the disc plays on my wii.


I have the same problem. The Wii has a better lazer eye on it that can read through more scratches and gunk and smudges and stuff than a gamecube. The gamecubes lazer is alot weaker and more touchy and more likely not to play a scratched disc than a Wii would..

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My wii doesnt read new or old discs


Try to clean your wii drive with a dvd cleaning kit..see if your wii game disc are damaged or dirty ...try another game.. are you using original or backup´s games?
try gamecube discs...Good Luck!!!

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Problem with Gamecube game on wii


about Backward compatibility , maybe a wii update firmware...or you can install a modchip to run gamecube backup discs....

Sep 10, 2009 | Nintendo Wii Console

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Wii makes a buzzing sound when discs are running


The noise is the wii working extra hard to read the disk the lens might be dirty. Your wii might also have a bomb in it.............Just kidding. I would try cleaning the inside and if all is bad send it in to get fixed

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A gamecube game is stuck in wii... Please help...


You may check out Wii Fix Guideto fix the problem yourself. This DIY guide will show Step by Steppictures to fix the problems yourself without any technical knowledge.

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Wii makes squeaking/chirping noise


This is a hardware failure. Sending it Nintendo is the only option. Unless you think you have the skills to repair it yourself. Here is the link to Nintendo
http://www.nintendo.com/consumer/repair/repair_options.jsp
If you want to repair it yourself you need a wii dvd drive. Any version works.

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