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Repair for "unable to read disk" error

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After a huge financial splurge enlarging my wii system I found that I am supposed to send my console out for repair which will take much too long to get back. The guys at the game store said it's a pretty quick fix and it's the shipping time alone causing the delay. Since my spouse is a hardware guy I am sure that he could handle a repair like this, unless I need have new components added. Before I urge him to tackle such a repair himself, I was looking for info on what I would be getting him into! Thank you for any guidance you can offer! Please advise!
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    I played the game bully (cool game) for 6 hours straight because i rented it and wanted to beat it in 5 days. it started to lag then froze and said "unable to read disc". then i unplugged my system and waited a day then i plugged it in and tried super mario galaxy and it said the same thing so i tried wii sports and zelda (for gamecube),no luck so im wondering if i should turn it in for a new one or ask u.

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If Wii gives unreadable disc, first step you need to check is to try another disc or clean the exisitng disc. This will confirm that problem is with either Wii or Disc. If the console itself is giving disc read error then it needs to be repaired. You may check out DIY Wii Fix Guide, that will show step by step information to fix the problem yourself. It also gives information on fixing many Wii Related Problems, so its a kind of Wii Problems Reference Fix Guide

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You can get back to gaming

Please come back and rate my post if you find it useful

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You will need to perform simple maintenance to your console

You can send your Wii to Nintendo to fix this. If your in warranty its free. If not the repair cost would be $150 and a wait time of 4-6 weeks

The other solution is what I did and the way more and more gamers are turning nowadays is a Good Wii Repair Guide that shows you how to fix the problem yourself. I have never had a problem with this one so far for over a year, well worth it. Its my most recommended guide online.

Well this is all the help and advice I have on this so good luck.

You can get back to gaming

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From what you have said it sounds like you have the DISK DRIVE READ ERROR

The main causes are Hardware failure, overheating or wear & tear.

You may need to perform simple maintenance, clean or in some cases adjust settings.

To get the best advice on where to start I recommend a Wii Repair Guide , From this you can fix the problem at home and avoid any large repair bills. Its easier than it sounds when you have help from the guide.

The other solution would be to send the console off to Nintendo, This is free if your still in warranty. If your console is out of warranty then the usual price of repair is $90



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From what you have said it sounds like you have the DISK READ ERROR

The main cause is Hardware failure due to overheating or just simple wear & tear.

You will need to perform simple maintenance to your console

You can send your Wii to Nintendo to fix this. If your in warranty its free. If not the repair cost would be $150 and a wait time of 4-6 weeks

The other solution is what I did and the way more and more gamers are turning nowadays is a Good Wii Repair Guide that shows you how to fix the problem yourself. I have never had a problem with this one so far for over a year, well worth it. Its my most recommended guide online.

Well this is all the help and advice I have on this so good luck.

You can get back to gaming

Please come back and rate my post if you find it useful

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Hello there

From what you have said it sounds like you have the DISK DRIVE READ ERROR

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To get the best advice on where to start I recommend a Wii Repair Guide , From this you can fix the problem at home and avoid any large repair bills. Its easier than it sounds when you have help from the guide.

The other solution would be to send the console off to Nintendo, This is free if your still in warranty. If your console is out of warranty then the usual price of repair is $90



Glad I could Help!

Good Luck & Best Regards

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