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Topic: Is it bad to leave a disk in the drive?

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triforcepower73

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I bought a Wii U back in April with my own money. Every time I've turned it off since then, I've ejected the disk. The reason I do this, is because my Wii, 3 yrs after I got it, started not being able to read disks. It got to the point where it wouldn't read anything at all. So I thought it might have been cause I always left the disk inside. I'm wondering if I'm just being over cautious, since this is the first home console I've bought myself, or should I rest easy and just leave disks in there?

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Kodeen

2. Posted:

I do the same thing. The disc is constantly spinning regardless of whether or not you're actually using it. Motors wear out.

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6ch6ris6

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i always left a disk in my game console. no big problems so far. i had psx, xbox and wii.

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SCAR392

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I always left the disc in my system as well. My brother has even left the GCN on for over a day when that was our main system.

For the record, though, I usually do take out the disc unless it's something I plan on playing frequently. Nintendo Land, CoD Ghosts, or Black Ops II was in the drive for over a week, until I started playing some Wii games, again.

As long as you don't move the console while it's reading the disc, you shouldn't have a problem, and that goes for ANY system. Plus, whenever you launch software that's on the HDD, it will stop spinning/reading the disc, so that keeps the drive from working when it doesn't need to.

You can be extra careful if you want, but it generally doesn't make a difference.

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MikeLove

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Leaving a disc inside a console that is off does absolutely no harm to either the system or the disc.

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RancidVomit86

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I've always heard mixed feelings on this. I personally always leave the disk in and have never run in to any problem with that.

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Xiao_Pai

7. Posted:

I always leave it in, if I'm not using, the Wii U isn't using it, so...yup.

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SCAR392

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Ya. If the systems off, then there definitely won't be a problem. For some reason I thought your system was on and you weren't using the disc drive for long periods of time while doing things in the menu(like internet or Miiverse).

Sometimes I use the internet browser and the disc will just be spinning in the drive, so I just take it out, but this is while it's on.

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MikeLove

9. Posted:

The 'wear and tear' on the mechanisms from ejecting and inserting a disc each and every time you turn on and turn off the system is more likely to create a problem than just leaving the disc inside.

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Xiao_Pai

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...Besides, isn't that whole "disc not being used but still spinning" problem been fixed in one of the last updates anyways? If its still spinning even if you're not using it, you may need to update.

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SCAR392

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Yukari_Sendo wrote:

...Besides, isn't that whole "disc not being used but still spinning" problem been fixed in one of the last updates anyways? If its still spinning even if you're not using it, you may need to update.

The original issue was that the disc would continue to spin even though you were running something off of the hard drive. They fixed that. Once I choose a game on my HDD, the disc won't spin anymore.

The disc needs to spin to tell you on the menu what game is in there. That's why I'm saying that Miiverse and internet browser don't stop the disc from spinning, because it's on the actual system, not on the HDD. I know this sounds kind of confusing, but the issue wasn't the disc spinning while you were doing system functions.

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Xiao_Pai

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Oh...well I'm not on the menu or Miiverse long enough to really notice it anyway. xD

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sevex

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FutureAlphaMale wrote:

The 'wear and tear' on the mechanisms from ejecting and inserting a disc each and every time you turn on and turn off the system is more likely to create a problem than just leaving the disc inside.

I was thinking this same thing.

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Morpheel

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The only time I have had a problem for leaving a disk on a system was with the xbox 360.

My dad anted to see a movie so he ejected the disk for Injustice and left it on top of the console.

The console fried the disk.

Good thing that won't happen with the WiiU :P

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The thing that confuses me is the white LED light like they're trying to warn us there is some danger of the disc being left in there. Maybe they're just trying to make us paranoid so we'll buy all our games on the eShop.

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triforcepower73

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Thank you everybody for the responses! I think I'll copy you, @SCAR392. Eject the disk unless I plan on playing it frequently.

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MikeLove

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triforcepower73 wrote:

Thank you everybody for the responses! I think I'll copy you, @SCAR392.

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SCAR392

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FutureAlphaMale wrote:

triforcepower73 wrote:

Thank you everybody for the responses! I think I'll copy you, @SCAR392.

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Kodeen wrote:

I do the same thing. The disc is constantly spinning regardless of whether or not you're actually using it. Motors wear out.

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DudeSean

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iphys wrote:

The thing that confuses me is the white LED light like they're trying to warn us there is some danger of the disc being left in there. Maybe they're just trying to make us paranoid so we'll buy all our games on the eShop.

Uhm... no. Nintendo's not trying to make people paranoid. It's just so you can know whether or not there's a disc in there without having to press the eject button, or by looking at the main menu.


I think it should be said, though, that if you plan on moving your Wii U system somewhere, then you should take the disc out. But if it's just sitting there, there should be no problem with leaving a disc inside.

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