Within the past month or so, my Wii has developed an interesting problem that I'm trying to nail down.
About 1/2 or our game discs are un-readable by my system. There seems to be no rhyme or reason to which ones are or aren't readable. Some of the un-readable discs are older more used discs and some are newer ones that have only been played less than five times. Likewise, some of the ones that still work are older more used ones and others that still work are newer.
As as specific example, Wii Fit+ is one of the discs that does not work. I tried cleaning it off with alcohol and water, but my Wii still cannot read it. We took the disc to a friend's house and tried it in their Wii and it works just fine. This is the pattern with all the discs that do not work on my unit. They seem to work fine on someone else's.
I tried blowing air through the unit, thinking the lens might be dirty and while I seemed to blow some dust out, the problem still persists. I was able to get EA Active 2 working. I then tried another non-working disc and that failed. Then, when I tried the EA Active 2 again, it failed again after working literally less than a minute earlier.
Has anyone else ever heard of this happening? Since the issue is across multiple discs that work fine in other units, I'm leaning towards some kind of issue on my Wii itself. However, the inconsistency has me baffled. And help would be greatly appreciated.