H,i all, my sons nintendo wii for some reason has now decided it cant read the games discs every thing else is working but this problem is really frustrating my son! Its not the discs as most of them are brand new and it has never been a problem before, all discs are loaded into the computer by me as my son is only 5 and i didnt want them getting scratched! Please any tips on how to get this sorted would really help. thanks very much.
Here's a page on the official Nintendo site that might help. ----
"Unable to read the
disc" / "Disc could not be read" If you are getting one of the above error messages:
Ensure that you are properly loading
a Game Disc.
If your console is placed vertically, the disc label will face to the
If your console is placed horizontally, the disc label will face upwards
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 by following the disc cleaning
If after reading the above information you are still unable to play
a game disc, please call 1-800-255-3700
to discuss available options.
Is the game console in the horizontal position. If it is try putting it in the vertical position. My son's console stopped reading discs in the horizontal position, but plays them fine in the vertical. Go figure!
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Unfortunately this is a hardware problem, aka an issue with the Wii's inner components. In the disc loading tray there is a photo cell sensor that reads when a disc is present within the Wii. This sensor is most likely off center and giving false readings, therefore it is rejecting the discs you load into it. Another issue could be that the disc loader's ribbon cable is loose/not correctly attached to the rest of the Wii.
You will have to get the Wii fixed by Nintendo or you will need to buy a new Wii system. Hopefully you still have a Nintendo warranty for the system. Registering your Wii system on club.nintendo.com can add an additional 90 days to your Wii's warranty.