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Grinding Wii Disk Drive

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii Chat' started by AceAlabama, Jan 12, 2008.

  1. AceAlabama

    AceAlabama The Sound of Silence

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    Yesterday night, I was playing SatSR, and my Wii made grinding noises and rumbled, so I switched to SMG and it was fine, then I switched back and it grinded again.

    I called Nintendo and the lady said:

    Her: "The disk drive has moving parts in it. It's normal."

    Me: "It's quite loud."

    Her: "Do you need to turn up your volume to hear the game?"

    Me: "Well... not really."

    So I kept playing.

    Today, I popped in NFS: Carbon and it did it louder, so I played until I realised it got louder a second time.

    I called Nintendo again:

    Me: "Yesterday, I followed the advice someone gave me about my disk drive's grinding noise, and it is getting louder."

    Another lady: "Is it only on one game?"

    Me: "No, it's on two that I tried, the one not grinding being SMG."

    Her: "What's your serial number?"

    Me: "LU________."

    Her: "Okay, we can send you a replacement then."

    *I put in SatSR*

    Me: "It seems to have stopped...
    Um... if it gets worse, I'll call back to get a replacement."

    Her: Well, you have 'til March to send it back in."

    Well, what should I do?
    Should I wait 'til it may get worse, or play it safe and send it in now.
     
  2. swordkirby

    swordkirby Kirby's path follower

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    get it replaced NOW. If it comes back after march, then your screwed. and it might mess up your game. always play it safe in this sort of situation
     
  3. iamreptar

    iamreptar WiiChat Member

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    just send it in... what if past march it starts again.
     
  4. AceAlabama

    AceAlabama The Sound of Silence

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    But the 1st lady said it's normal!!

    I know I should send it in, but I'm sorta' confused actually.
     
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    pYRo WiiChat Member

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    Its not normal. It happened to me, and i had to get it fixed. It will keep happening, just at random times.
     
  6. swordkirby

    swordkirby Kirby's path follower

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    The first lady didn't know what she was talking about.
     
  7. AceAlabama

    AceAlabama The Sound of Silence

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    For the above 2 comments:

    I guess you're right! :thumbsup:
     
  8. iamreptar

    iamreptar WiiChat Member

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    mine makes loud noises sometimes.. but it stops
     
  9. Atomheart

    Atomheart M'bating to Z Suit Samus

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    Send it in. The same thing happened to me, and I had my new Wii within 2 days of calling it in. It worked out great and didn't cost me a penny.
     
  10. Luigi man

    Luigi man Burger ringz.

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    my wii was making noises 4 about 5 days and stopted never started again.......
     
  11. swordkirby

    swordkirby Kirby's path follower

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    luigi man, how long has it been since it made those noises
     
  12. borabora00

    borabora00 FEMALEGAMERDON'TB ALARMED

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    mines as well made noises but only on a certain game for example it made noise when i played mysims. it wasn't a loud out of control ready 2 break down noise but it made some noise.
     
  13. AceAlabama

    AceAlabama The Sound of Silence

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    I want to send it in, but I'm having trouble with both Purolator and UPS.

    Thanks for the comments people!!
     
  14. solidkirby

    solidkirby pretty hate machineā„¢

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    So, I'm assuming it was something other than this?
    Because, whenever I put a new game in, it makes a clinking noise whilst reading it. I always assumed that was normal.
     
  15. cookiemonsta11111

    cookiemonsta11111 Huge Member

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    Mine only makes noises when playing MP3 cos it's data is stored in accorddance to it's maps and when i travel from planet to planet (map to map) i hear the clicking sounds, but all my other games don't make sounds
     
  16. devitek

    devitek Holy Trinity of Nintendo

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    Really? 2 days? I sent mine off on this Monday past, and according to their web site they haven't even received it yet (even though UPS shows that it was received on Thursday). I'd be really interested in hearing how you were able to get your Wii sent and redelivered in two days time.
     
  17. Atomheart

    Atomheart M'bating to Z Suit Samus

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    They sent my new one to me the day they called me. I didn't send my old one in until I got the new one two days later.



    Also, occasional clicking sounds (such as when the disc is first loading at startup and occasionally throughout the game) are normal. The problem the OP (as well as I and others) have had is a constant grinding/buzzing sound from the disc drive. The disc drive is defective and needs to be replaced.
     

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