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Topic: Leaving discs in the Wii U

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Xyphon22

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I have an odd question. When I first got the Wii, I noticed it said in the manual that you should never leave a disc in the system. I thought this was the dumbest thing ever, so I left them in all the time when I was done. Sure enough, I started getting errors that would turn the screen black and make me turn it off manually by holding down the power button on the console. This would happen a couple minutes into playing almost everytime, and even after I stopped leaving the discs in, it took over a month for it to clear up and stop giving me that error. Of course, everybody else I know who owns a Wii leaves their discs in all the time and this has never happened to them. So has this happened to anyone else? And my real question is, I never saw a similar warning for the Wii U, so is it still dangerous to do this with Wii U game discs? Because putting a disc in is the only reason I ever go near the actual console, and NintendoLand is the only game I own so if I could just keep it in there all the time it would be awesome. Thanks for any help.

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Jack_Package

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I've had a Wii since day one. The console has had a disc in it for 6 years. And I've moved house twice, without removing the disc.

I've had no problems. I'd ignore it. Like the warnings on paracetamol.

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DudeSean

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@Towels... you had the same disc in it for 6 years? How is that even possible? You never wanted to play anything else?

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Reef7009

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The disc could fly out at high speed decapitating u

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Hokori

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It shouldn't be a problem for me all my games aside from NintendoLand will be download only

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MrWalkieTalkie

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DudeSean wrote:

@Towels... you had the same disc in it for 6 years? How is that even possible? You never wanted to play anything else?

Must have been a REALLY good game... or a really long one...

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Sonomin

7. Posted:

I always leave my game disks in my systems, so I don't know what the problem is..

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Jack_Package

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I never said the same disc, you picky buggers. You know what I mean

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Reef7009

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On a less jokey note...the only thing ive noticed is a longer boot up time as the machine reads the disc

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Hokori

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Towels wrote:

I've had a Wii since day one. The console has had A disc in it for 6 years. And I've moved house twice, without removing the disc.

I've had no problems. I'd ignore it. Like the warnings on paracetamol.

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Tasuki

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I too have kept discs in my Wii for a long period of non playing time both Wii discs and Gamecube discs and never had problems. Of course my Wii has stayed in the same spot for six years except for one time when I switched out my TV and than I made sure that I took the disc out before moving it. The only current gen system that I have heard having a problem leaving discs in are the old model Xbox 360 but I never heard of a Wii having problems with the disc left in them, till now.

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Xyphon22

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Yeah, like I said, I'm the only one I know who ever had this problem, so I think I'll just risk it and leave Nintendo Land in. It did fix itself eventually after all with no side effects, so it should be okay even if something strange happens again. I hope.

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skywake

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Nobody has pointed out that the error Xyphon22 is experiencing sounds like the same bug everyone else is getting. It's nothing to do with the disk and instead seems to be a problem with MiiVerse. It is apparently solved by disconnecting the Wii U from the internet and there is said to be an update coming out this week that fixes the problem. It seems to be very, very common.

As for disks in the console... I've probably had one disk or another sitting in my Wii since launch without any problems. The only thing that slightly worries me about it is if you have little kids running around. One of my nieces once put a large hairclip into my brother's Wii which we did manage to get out with no damage done. I suspect that might not have ended as well for the Wii, the game inside and my niece if there had been a disk inside at the time.

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ShadJV

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I usually leave discs in my systems. They usually say it's bad for the system but I've had no problems. The only exception is once I moved the 360 with a game in it and the disc got scratched. So I remove games from that if I'm moving the system. The Wii U should be fine if you leave the disc in.

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Jaz007

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I'm supprised that you seem to have problems with leaving dics in the system. I've never noticed any problems with leaving disks in my systems

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Wheels2050

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How could a disc staying in the console cause problems? The only thing I can come up with, as other people have said, is if you're moving the console with a disc in it, and one of the moving parts scratches the disc (if, say, the console is subjected to a jolt).

Just having a disc sitting in there will do nothing except for possibly wear out the drive sooner, if it is spinning more often to read the disc when the main menu is accessed. I can't imagine that significantly decreases the life of the console, unless you rarely play disc-based games on it.

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ShadJV

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Wheels2050 wrote:

How could a disc staying in the console cause problems? The only thing I can come up with, as other people have said, is if you're moving the console with a disc in it, and one of the moving parts scratches the disc (if, say, the console is subjected to a jolt).

Just having a disc sitting in there will do nothing except for possibly wear out the drive sooner, if it is spinning more often to read the disc when the main menu is accessed. I can't imagine that significantly decreases the life of the console, unless you rarely play disc-based games on it.

The fact remains that it is rare that leaving a disc in can cause problems, any "warnings" for it are mostly disclaimers so the company has no responsibility IF a problem does arise. The only (somewhat) common problem is the disc being scratched from the system being moved, and the warning not to leave discs in the system means that such damages are not covered by any sort of warranty (the one time I stupidly had such a problem, the game was brand new so I took it back to GameStop, the guy saw the scratch and immediately knew it was from moving the system based on how it looked but I was lucky enough for him to agree to replace it anyways and just give me a warning because they aren't supposed to replace that). In extremely rare cases (usually where there are other problems as well), leaving the disc in MIGHT cause damage to the game or system... but it's like a one in a million chance and so the warning is mostly there so the company doesn't have to take responsibility.

Sorry, I ranted. Long story short, there's only the slightest sliver of a chance that leaving a disc in can cause any damage (and usually it's because of more than just simply leaving it in). Those warnings are purely for legal reasons.

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Intrepid

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I have always left disks inside my Wii, and have transported it millions of times with the disk inside, and nothing bad has ever happened. In fact, it's advantagous, because when I turn on the console, the Wii already recognizes the disk and I can start the game immediately instead of having to wait 10 seconds.

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19Robb92

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I always have a disc in my system. The only time I take a disc out is when I want to insert another one :P

I have never gotten any problems.

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Suze

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I've never had a problem either and I didn't even realise the discs weren't supposed to be left in the console.

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