My son's Wii apparently died several weeks ago. It would accept a disc, but it would not spin it. After some checking online, I found several postings here and there blaming this error on a dirty laser lens. So, I cleaned the lens, and viola! The Wii suddenly would spin discs again. My son was very excited, and he immediately put in the game he was playing when it died the first time. The game would play for a while and then freeze. He'd restart and get similar results. And after 10 or 15 minutes, the Wii came to a permanent screeching halt. Re-cleaned the lens, but no miracle the second time around. Further checking online found more postings about similar issues, but several people were blaming their discs -- i.e. suggesting there was a new coating on a specific game that was causing problems. But I also found folks suggesting that it was a scratched disc that could damage the lens. The game in question is definitely scratched up, so before I allow my son to play it on his replacement Wii (bought used, so no warranty), I would like to know from someone who actually knows for sure -- is it possible that a scratched or dirty disc can damage the lens and stop the Wii from spinning discs? Should we throw away the suspected disc? Thanks.