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gcunit

I'm gutted. Years ago my Wii disc drive stopped reading discs, so I ordered a replacement lens for it, but beyond removing a couple of screws I never got round to carrying out the replacement.

Fast forward to now and I want to rip some Gamecube discs to install them on my Wii U, but my current PC DVD drive can't read Gamecube discs, so I finally dig out that lens I've kept track of all these years and get down to stripping my original Wii to make the repair.

But it hasn't worked. The drive takes the disc and you hear it start to fire up (presumably the laser) but the drive never starts spinning. And I don't know if that's because I've reassembled it incorrectly, damaged something, or just that the placement lens I got was a duff one.

Nothing is true. Everything is permitted.

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Vinny

The Vita seems to be a goldmine of indie metroidvania titles.

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NEStalgia

@Octane facepalm.... Endless facepalm. They implemented the teso crown store...... Which was always bad. But unnecessary. At this point my doom eternal switch preorder is getting cancelled.... And I'm preordering Anthem. I actually have significantly more faith in EA delivering quality and value than Bethesda at this point. Bethesda is now worse than EA ever was. I love TESO, but that's the last Bethesda game i buy unless they massively turn around. This is beyond horrible.

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ThanosReXXX

@gcunit You could check with Amazon:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3D...
Most drives aren't that expensive, in my opinion.

I never modded my Wii U, since I still use my Wii for all of that kind of stuff, but I kinda assumed that it would be possible to read and install GameCube discs directly on the Wii U, once you got the Wii part modded? That would immediately solve the problem, if you have Nintendont and a USB Loader installed.
(EDIT: never mind, I've already informed myself on the topic. Stupid that they removed that from the Wii U.
Would have been a nice bonus on top of the Wii mode)

Another option is to get a used Wii from a reputable game store, or to get a used, refurbished drive from a website like this one:
https://www.replacebase.co.uk/nintendo-wii-replacement-comple...

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'The console wars are like boobs. Sony and Microsoft fight over which ones look the nicest and Nintendo's are the most fun to play with.'

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gcunit

@ThanosReXXX Thanks. I have discovered a potential solution to my issue though. I was following an ifixit guide that said nothing about removing an anti-static blob of solder on the new lens ribbon, which apparently needs to be done. I don't have a soldering iron currently but I'll get one and see if that does the trick.

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Blitzenexx

I'm going to go watch Ralph Breaks The Internet soon. Hopefully I like it almost as much as the first movie.


@NEStalgia: Your post reads like I would enjoy the older Fallout games at any rate. Part of what has kept me away to begin with was that the more recent ones were a little too survival shooter-y for my tastes.

I would not go so far as to say that they have reached EA levels just yet though.

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Bethesda are gifting gaming news channels with video content they can rev up so fast, as well as possibly ad revenue from those videos, how nice of them indeed!

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ThanosReXXX

@gcunit That sounds weird. What would a blob of solder be doing on a ribbon cable? Sounds damaging, and so does removing it, seeing as that will involve heat and melting. Oh, well. Good luck, then.

Just in case: Nintendo might have taken a couple of sites down, but there's still plenty of them around that are reliable and have an extensive archive, such as Vimm's Lair (once on that site, go to The Vault), RomsMania, Emudieval, Rom Hustler or Ziperto.

'The console wars are like boobs. Sony and Microsoft fight over which ones look the nicest and Nintendo's are the most fun to play with.'

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ReaderRagfihs

It just occurred to me that we're already only 7 days away from Christmas. Wow.

Time flies when you're not having fun.

Still waiting for Atlus to make Snowboard Kids 3

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Fooligan

7 days... till they can stop playing that god awful Christmas music in every shop.

These pretzels are making me thirsty

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ThanosReXXX

@ReaderRagfihs What you actually meant to say, was Crihstmas, right?

'The console wars are like boobs. Sony and Microsoft fight over which ones look the nicest and Nintendo's are the most fun to play with.'

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ReaderRagfihs

@ThanosReXXX No, actually. Argh, @Delibheel, look what you've done!

Still waiting for Atlus to make Snowboard Kids 3

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ThanosReXXX

@ReaderRagfihs Sorry, couldn't help myself...
But, yeah, @Delibheel, the mod formerly known as Yosheel, formerly known as Meowpheel and his odd, Mexican sense of humor...

'The console wars are like boobs. Sony and Microsoft fight over which ones look the nicest and Nintendo's are the most fun to play with.'

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Delibheel

It’s the gift tath keeps on giving

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Yeah I don’t know either.

Eh! My gameplay videos

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Octane

@NEStalgia And that's why avoiding online only/online service games has served me well. Expectations for Starfield and TES6 have dropped below zero as well.

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JackEatsSparrows

@Blitzenexx How was Ralph? I like the first one. Ooh! And Pixels. I loooove Pixels.

#NoMoreBedtimes
#MeatAndGreet

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Andrew_R_2000

over the weekend, I think I'll search for those "FE x-mas" stuff. I don't think what u saw is as bad as you're making it out to be.

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JackEatsSparrows

@Andrew_R_2000 Nah. Seems akin to a bathing suit theme, but winterized. I mean, that's what shows up in Google Images, and that's as far as I'm willing to dive

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#MeatAndGreet

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ReaderRagfihs

I hate all of you

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