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Console constantly turns off during play

We've had our Wii for about 10 months. It will cut off during play, and often will not read our games. The problem has been intermitent from the beginning, but now cuts off about every 15 minutes.

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  • morgansummer Nov 09, 2008

    Mine does the same, but if I unplug and reconnect the 12V=IN cable, I can turn it back on, but only to have the same problem again...

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This can be caused from overheating. Look if the rear fan works. If not try and call the local Nintendo Service Center.

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Wii disc read error


"Unable to Read the Disc" Error, or Disc Not Recognized (Will Not Play Game Discs) Situation:
  • 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"

Important!
  • If this problem happens very infrequently, it is normal and does not indicate a problem. A Wii Lens Cleaning Kit can be purchased to help keep the lens clean and prevent the situation from worsening over time.

  • 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.

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  • 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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How many games does this occur with?

Applies To: One Specific Game
If you are still having issues with the Game Disc after trying the troubleshooting above, it will need to be replaced. Please click here for replacement options.

Apr 17, 2012 | Nintendo Wii Console

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Wii system keeps showing erroe reading disc please turn off


This message can display if you eject a disc during game play. If this is when the message displayed, make sure that you return to the Wii Menu before changing discs if you wish to play a different game.
If your Wii console is laying flat, it may be positioned upside down. Ensure that is positioned right-side up: the game disc slot should be above all three buttons and the SD Card slot.
Ensure that you are properly loading a Game Disc.

Feb 15, 2011 | Nintendo Wii Console

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While playing a game the television went black and the screen said there was an error and I need to eject disk and turn of wii and read through the manual for assistance. It continues to do this.


if it does that during playing a certain game then that game is corrupted, but if it does it with any game then their is something wrong with the reader, as it may be confused by region analysis or thinks its a fake game.

Apr 23, 2010 | Nintendo Wii Console

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We turn the console on and start playing....but after 5 or 10 min the console showes a black screen with this message on: this disk cannot be read please reffer to your operations manual.


Hello :

1:This message can display if you eject a disc during game play. If this is when the message displayed, make sure that you return to the Wii Menu before changing discs if you wish to play a different game.
2:If your Wii console is laying flat, it may be positioned upside down. Ensure that is positioned right-side up: the game disc slot should be above all three buttons and the SD Card slot.
3:Ensure that you are properly loading a Game Disc.
4:If your console is placed vertically, the disc label will face to the right.
5:If your console is placed horizontally, the disc label will face upwards

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My Wii will not not read Wii disc's...HELP


Hello :

1:This message can display if you eject a disc during game play. If this is when the message displayed, make sure that you return to the Wii Menu before changing discs if you wish to play a different game.
2:If your Wii console is laying flat, it may be positioned upside down. Ensure that is positioned right-side up: the game disc slot should be above all three buttons and the SD Card slot.
3:Ensure that you are properly loading a Game Disc.
4: your console is placed vertically, the disc label will face to the right.
5: If your console is placed horizontally, the disc label will face upwards
6:If you know you are inserting the Game Disc correctly, but are still have the same problem with only one game (or if you only have one game), try cleaning the Game Disc

good luck .

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Wii will not read disk after i ejected it durning game play


there are two possibilities
1.- you put the disk in the slot upside down.
2.-certain games cannont be played when they are ejected during game play. you probably have to buy a new game.

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Wii reads disk, but won't play it


I've been suggesting this a lot today, but it works for me 9 out of 10 times. Hold the power button on the front of the console for at least ten seconds. The light should turn red. Give it a second, then hit it again and it will reboot. See if this makes a difference.

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Disk Read Error


Fiend your solution direct from nintendo. Here is your solution....
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