G'day,An error has occurred. Press the eject button, remove the game disk, and turn off the power to the console. Please read the Wii operations manual for further instructions
I've had my Wii for 4+ years and no problems to speak of... though over the past year or so a few of the discs (Mario Kart is one) have been "noisy" when the Wii reads them.
Today my wife & son bought me "Doctor Who - Return to Earth", and the disc outright will not play - giving the above error every time.
Googling, I see the most common report of this error is with the Smash Brawl game due to it being dual layer... Some say cleaning the drive fixes the problem... Others say the drive has been deemed dead. (I also saw one mention of homebrew causing the issue... I did instal homebrew via ZeldaTwil, but have since removed it and ran several OS updates without issue...)
I've no idea if the Doctor Who game is dual layer or not, but figured I'd give it a clean... After trying briefly to track down an official cleaner, I just opened the Wii up and cleaned the lens manually with a cloth and iso prop alcohol.
No luck. (The Wii does still operate, and does still play my other discs, so I didn't kill it!)
I'm going to try get another copy of the game to see if it is a disc issue, but there were no scratches etc... so I don't hold much hope.
All of my other 20 odd games play - either without any odd noises or a few with some noise...
Anyone know what actually causes the above error? Is the drive on the way out? Is it a bad game?