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    Mine has made a similair noise since day one, Never had a problem with it,
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    I have my Wii since June of 2007. We just played one game, the wii sports, until Christmas when we bought 3 more games (I mention this because it shows the wii drive system was lightly used for 6 months by 2 adults). In January, when I went to play a game I heard a bunch of clicking noises and got the "unable to load game disc" error. I followed the instructions for debugging, turned it off, let it sit for a half hour (even though it said only 5 minutes), turned it back on and it still wouldn't work.

    I still could use all the other functions, so I still played wii-voting and downloaded games, etc. I decided to do one last test before I called nintendo to get it fixed. I put in a disc and it worked, no clicking noises either. Figured the problem was solved, but I was still a little worried.

    Then I took my wii to a friends house, plugged it in and tried to play a game and it wouldn't work. I got the clicking noises. After some debugging, I have determined that my wii will work after it is plugged in and in the orange "standbye" mode for a while. It seems like it needs to be "warmed up".

    If I go from off and unplugged to try and play a game I get the clicking a disc error. I do not think this is normal. Did a scan of the forums, but didn't find anyone with this exact issue. Does anyone think I will have trouble trying to get this fixed since I found a work around? I want to do it while it is under warranty, but I know little about how they "fix" these. Do they give you a new wii? A refurb? Could they make it worse than it is now by replacing the drive? Will it show up as no error when nintendo tries to debug since it is an intermittent error? Advice please?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fritzkrieg
    I have my Wii since June of 2007. We just played one game, the wii sports, until Christmas when we bought 3 more games (I mention this because it shows the wii drive system was lightly used for 6 months by 2 adults). In January, when I went to play a game I heard a bunch of clicking noises and got the "unable to load game disc" error. I followed the instructions for debugging, turned it off, let it sit for a half hour (even though it said only 5 minutes), turned it back on and it still wouldn't work.

    I still could use all the other functions, so I still played wii-voting and downloaded games, etc. I decided to do one last test before I called nintendo to get it fixed. I put in a disc and it worked, no clicking noises either. Figured the problem was solved, but I was still a little worried.

    Then I took my wii to a friends house, plugged it in and tried to play a game and it wouldn't work. I got the clicking noises. After some debugging, I have determined that my wii will work after it is plugged in and in the orange "standbye" mode for a while. It seems like it needs to be "warmed up".

    If I go from off and unplugged to try and play a game I get the clicking a disc error. I do not think this is normal. Did a scan of the forums, but didn't find anyone with this exact issue. Does anyone think I will have trouble trying to get this fixed since I found a work around? I want to do it while it is under warranty, but I know little about how they "fix" these. Do they give you a new wii? A refurb? Could they make it worse than it is now by replacing the drive? Will it show up as no error when nintendo tries to debug since it is an intermittent error? Advice please?

    They will replace the disc drive. However, they will ask you do you want the same Wii back? If you say no, then they will send you a refurb.

    I had my Wii repaired because not ALL Wii data can be saved or restored by the repair company. If you have a ton of data then have them repair your Wii.


    My only complaint about the repair on my Wii is the screw covers. They obviously had to pry the screw covers (which are actually little plastic stickers) off to open my Wii. A couple screw covers now have little pry marks on the edges now. Granted this has no impact on the Wii, I am just really picky.

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    Quote Originally Posted by deskilla
    My wii is making a sound like that, maybe not as loud. It makes the sound when i put a game in and when ever its loading something. Its not really clicking sounds but more of the laser eye moving, but there shouldn't be any sounds coming from it that you hear from across the room should there?

    My new drive makes light clicking sounds that sound normal. My busted drive was LOUD clicking noises that sounded like plastic gears that were grinding or slipping.

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    The wii does that, Its just it reading the disc's. Some games force the laser to read harder. Most Wii's will do this with games like red steal and scarface. Mainly because the games were rushed out for release and the data on the discs were not arranged properly so the drive has to work harder to find the information, If your wii makes noises but plays games ok and you don't get errors i wouldn't worry about it.
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    when you send your wii in to be repaired and it is under warranty, do they extend the warranty when it is returned?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fritzkrieg
    when you send your wii in to be repaired and it is under warranty, do they extend the warranty when it is returned?
    Yeah, they extend it by a year. I had to send my Wii in last July for the disc drive making grinding sounds.

    The Wii's have notoriously cheap/crappy/bad disc drives. This is a rather pervasive problem (just google it), and most people don't realize it until their disc drives fail completely. I feel bad for all those folks who will put it all off until the drive totally fails after the Wii is out of warranty.

    I'll probably be sending my Wii back in before the year extension ends in July. The disc drive is already sounding louder than it did when I got the replacement Wii.
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    My wii makes an even louder sound than that.

    But... I got my wii Dec. 17, 2006.

    So it's more than likely out of warranty.

    But my wii also does the "Disc Read Error" while playing Smash bros.

    I looked on the site, and it said that they'd repair it free of charge.

    I was wondering, if I sent in my wii to Nintendo, would they fix it free of charge, even though it's out of warrenty?

    Or would they just clean the lense. And let my disk drive rot?
    That turtle has a brief case. It must be going to work. I hope it has a good day.

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    Thanks for the reply Atomheart. My drive makes noises and the games will not play intermittantly. I've been just dealing with it for a while, but my warranty is up in a 3 months, so I wanted to get it fixed up. I was afraid they might make things worse when I send it in for repair, and am glad to hear the warranty will extend, just in case things get gunked up more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cannon
    Mine has made a similair noise since day one, Never had a problem with it
    Same. Seems to only do it when I insert a brand new disc for the first time, though. Definitely weird.

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