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Topic: New Wii U, disc drive working like crazy, normal?

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Sortvind

Just got Wii U yesterday, and i noticed right away that the sound when having a disc in was louder than on my ps3.
no quirky loadsound or such, just spinning drive and fan noise, but very loud.
when no disc is in, its quiet.

the loudness is the same regardless of gaming or on the menu, and never goes down or up.

is this normal?

just seen people mention its so quiet, but seems like its working overdrive to me.

it does not get any temp at all, it stays cool regardless of playtime, so they sure are cooling it down, but the sound is distracting.

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MrWalkieTalkie wrote:

Really? Mine is silent all the time.

even when disc in?

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Sortvind

ah, same said a friend about his, then im pretty sure there is something off.
you have the latest firmware to?

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Thanks for the replies and help, im sure i have to return it now

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PloXyZeRO

Yeah I've never heard my disc spinning when it's in my Wii U either. But then again, I'm usually not trying to

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Sounds like the start of a good old modern disc drive burnout

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My Wii U is always loud when accessing the disc, but silent when the disc is only spinning and I've seen it mentioned in reviews, but don't remember where. I hope it's normal.

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Sortvind

got a new one, hopefully this one is better

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Samurairu wrote:

My Wii U is always loud when accessing the disc, but silent when the disc is only spinning and I've seen it mentioned in reviews, but don't remember where. I hope it's normal.

Loud when disc is in at first is normal

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PloXyZeRO wrote:

Yeah I've never heard my disc spinning when it's in my Wii U either. But then again, I'm usually not trying to

neither do i, but this was to the point where it was louder than the sound on the TV.

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milkman910

Sounds normal to me. But louder than a PS3? My phat sounds like a jet engine playing certain games. WiiU is pretty quiet if you ask me. Just a little noise when a disc is in.

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Sortvind

Still very loud the new one ._.

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not good phone to capture with, but from the distance i am sitting at the end, i can hear it loud.

might have to bump up the volume to hear.

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Arminillo

Mine is loud but I usually can't hear it over the game.

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Megumi_Sagano

This happened with my Wii some time ago, just turn it in to Nintendo for a repair...with the Wii the disc drive eventually stopped working altogether after that obnoxious noise. (NO CLUE why I thought that was supposed to be normal, the Wii and Wii U are silent. xD)

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micronean

Sometimes it happens with a bad disc. Loud noises like it was going back an forth means there is a flaw on the optical disc. It happens all the time with CD-Rs and DVD-Rs on PC.
Try loading different discs and see if the drive makes the same--or different--noises.

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ZiggyDust

Hey, I also find the disc spinning noise to be loud (I have the black 32Gb model).
I would say that it sounds exactly as you have recorded in your video.
The puzzling thing to me is that people say it is "dead silent" with a disc loaded.
It is dead silent WITHOUT a disc (minus the minimal fan noise), but after you load the disc, it actually shoots up in volume. There's actually quite a few videos on youtube that show that obvious volume change.
I've actually held my iphone 1inch above the front side of the console using the "Decibel 10th" app: Without and with disc, the dB's increased from 57 to 61, respectively,

However, I noticed in your postings above, two interesting things.
1. You returned the first unit you had, but the second one also sounded loud.
2. You mentioned that a friend said his was silent. Have you personally heard it with and without a disc??
I have never had the chance to hear a second Wii U console, and am really wandering if it is perception or a quality issue that Nintendo is having with this console.

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