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Topic: Wii U disc drive - Doesn't spin disc's

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Perry2611

I have been having this problem for about 1.5 years, never got around to fixing it completely. It stopped reading disc's, so I opened it and saw that the disc's were not even spinning. I assumed it was a problem with the motor or the laser. I cleaned the laser and unplugged - plugged the motor. Didn't work. There have been moments where the drive starts working again, and plays the game fine for approx. 30-50 minutes. I didn't do anything to make the drive work again, it just suddenly does.
I'm asking for some new things to try out to fix the console, or at least clarify what the issue is. Whether it's the laser, motor or something else entirelly. Thanks!

Perry2611

Tasuki

Your best bet is to contact Nintendo and schedule a repair.

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Perry2611

@Tasuki If it comes to that, I'll probably just replace the disc drive myself. But I feel like it is still possible to fix it, because of the times it suddenly starts working.

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Tasuki

@Perry2611 Well unless you know what's wrong, they are probably the only ones who would know for sure. And if it comes down to having your system replaced they are the only ones that can transfer stuff to another Wii U.

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Starz

If you send your Wii U to Nintendo to be fixed they will no you have opened it up. Dunno how but somehow they no. There is a chance they may not fix it coz it's been opened by someone who isn't Nintendo. Could be wrong but I no they no if you have opened it though.

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Perry2611

@Starz You're right about that. There are black spots of plastic protecting the screws, if the plastic is removed they know you have opened the console, and will therefore not repair it.

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Perry2611

@Tasuki I know for sure that the problem lies within the disc drive, I have been playing all my games digitally recently. I have opened the console, so Nintendo wouldn't repair it. My warranty had passed anyway. Replacing the disc drive is a pretty simple and cheap process. So that won't be a problem, I just want to try a few more options before I resort to that.

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