The Wii's disk reader is to sensitive!!

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#1 rogeliozim
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Ok so to ay I went to put in my wii sports disk my Wii, and it couldn't read the disk so I went to see if there were any sratches, and there were some but no a lot. so I cleaned off the disk just in case, and I put the disk in my Wii again and the freaking thing still didn't work. so then I cheaked it again and washed it one more time and even then it still didn't work!! WTF!! I've seen Ps2 and Xbox disk in a more decreped state and they still play well! what s going on nintendo? now IDK if it's just the kind of disk they uesed sinse it was just a free demo and nintend wanted to save money and uesed a cheaper kind of disk wich is sensitve to any kind of punishment or the disk reader in my Wii is defective or the Wii's disk reader isn't good enough or to sensitive to disk pumishment. I've al- so noteist an other thing the Wii, Xbox360, and PS3's disk are made up of some kind of wierd kind of plasitc that is very bendable and flimsy unlike the last gen disk, I wonder if thats my problem.

has anyone have these kind of problems as well?

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#2 reggie186
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That's weird... my Wii Sports disc is a little scratched up but it still plays perfectly.
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#3 SmashBrosLegend
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Are you putting it in backwards? Because I've never had a problem.
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#4 rogeliozim
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dude im not stupid im putting the thing the correct way.
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#5 tomarlyn
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Sometimes (but very rarely) a game will crash and tell me there's been a malfunction with the disk (when perfectly clean), but nothing that bad. None of my other consoles have done it either, I think its a cheap laser block especially with the loud loading sounds.
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#6 nelfer320
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I play my Wii Sports game on my Wii and it plays perfectly dispite all the scratches and dust that are on the disk.
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#7 haziqonfire
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mine came really scratched but it still works..
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#8 dante110
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my wii sports freezes my wii when i put it in the system
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#9 rogeliozim
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Sometimes (but very rarely) a game will crash and tell me there's been a malfunction with the disk (when perfectly clean), but nothing that bad. None of my other consoles have done it either, I think its a cheap laser block especially with the loud loading sounds.tomarlyn

ya i'd have to agree w/ that.

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#10 deactivated-5ead18461c800
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Put the disc in with the label facing to the right. Hope that helps. :D

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#11 Dark_Link142
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Wow that's crazy. I don't believe that the Wii reader is too sensitive or that the Wii Sports disc is defective. It might have been some sort of defect in the particular system. Or it might have to do with the Wii sports disc in general and that it might be faulty itself. I have had no personal experience with the disk reader or the Wii at all for that matter or any Wii game. I'm sorry I couldn't be much help but you should try calling Nintendo and asking what's all about. Not sure what else there is to do about such a problem.
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Ok so to ay I went to put in my wii sports disk my Wii, and it couldn't read the disk so I went to see if there were any sratches, and there were some but no a lot. so I cleaned off the disk just in case, and I put the disk in my Wii again and the freaking thing still didn't work. so then I cheaked it again and washed it one more time and even then it still didn't work!! WTF!! I've seen Ps2 and Xbox disk in a more decreped state and they still play well! what s going on nintendo? now IDK if it's just the kind of disk they uesed sinse it was just a free demo and nintend wanted to save money and uesed a cheaper kind of disk wich is sensitve to any kind of punishment or the disk reader in my Wii is defective or the Wii's disk reader isn't good enough or to sensitive to disk pumishment. I've al- so noteist an other thing the Wii, Xbox360, and PS3's disk are made up of some kind of wierd kind of plasitc that is very bendable and flimsy unlike the last gen disk, I wonder if thats my problem.

has anyone have these kind of problems as well?

rogeliozim

I play my Wii Sports game on my Wii and it plays perfectly dispite all the scratches and dust that are on the disk.

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#13 Yao-kun
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You know what happened? you cleaned it from the center to the outside in circle shapes movements.

 

 

i know that, it happened to my GoW game ):

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#14 bob_newman
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Yeah, Nintendo has a reputation for these kind of problems.
...Try blowing on it.

It worked 20 years ago. 

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#15 bob_newman
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But seriously, my friend had this problem...specifically with this game as well.
Try putting in a different game. Once it works, eject it and put in Wii Sports again.
It worked for my friend. Hope that helps.
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#16 MegaManX9101
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Hmm... My Wii had trouble reading my Wii Sports disk once, but it was fine after I started keeping it inside of a real CD case instead of that stupid cardboard thing... :/
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#17 iamtirrrred
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Yeah, Nintendo has a reputation for these kind of problems.
...Try blowing on it.

It worked 20 years ago. 

bob_newman

That is SO funny!

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#19 dieasgrey
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yes there is somethign about the wii sports disc that causes read errors. I have 12 games and since launch day Wii sports has been the only one that does this. I know several other people with the samme issue.
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#20 shaneras
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Put it in with the label in facing right(if it is vertical)!I used to put Zelda in facing to the left and it didnt work but then i put it in the other way and it worked, so that might be the problem.
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#21 bob_newman
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People, he has already said " dude im not stupid im putting the thing the correct way."
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#22 rogeliozim
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well I was going to resurface the disk, but wat if it dosen't wok after that? but it allreadly dosen't work so why am I worring
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#23 aransom
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Try not scratching your discs.  I'm not a scientist, but it makes sense to me, that a scratch that you can see with the naked eye will interfere with a laser trying to read microscopic dots.
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#24 osan0
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try a different wii game. if ure wii is having probs reading other discs then give nintendo a buzz....u may have a lemon. my disc drive was behaving oddly (long beeps before a disc spins up and alot of vibrating when its at full speed) so i contacted ninty and sent my wii back for replacement.

if it has no probs reading other games then  chances are the wii sports disc has packed it in. 

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#25 Rollingstones7
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Clean your disk with toothpaste. I know it sounds crazy, but toothpaste + a soft, damp towel will buff the scratches out.
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well I was going to resurface the disk, but wat if it dosen't wok after that? but it allreadly dosen't work so why am I worringrogeliozim

Wait... resurface? How exactly are you "washing" the discs? You've already said you're not an idiot and are putting the disc in the right way, but if you're doing what I think you're doing...

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#27 2good2betrue
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you say that you washed it, are you dunking it in water or anything like that?
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Sometimes (but very rarely) a game will crash and tell me there's been a malfunction with the disk (when perfectly clean), but nothing that bad. None of my other consoles have done it either, I think its a cheap laser block especially with the loud loading sounds.tomarlyn

same here! 

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#29 fudg__er
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Yeah, Nintendo has a reputation for these kind of problems.
...Try blowing on it.

It worked 20 years ago. 

bob_newman

i just put that into my signature :lol:

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#30 schoony_5
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Clean your disk with toothpaste. I know it sounds crazy, but toothpaste + a soft, damp towel will buff the scratches out.Rollingstones7

I've used this method before and it does work.

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#31 Rollingstones7
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[QUOTE="Rollingstones7"]Clean your disk with toothpaste. I know it sounds crazy, but toothpaste + a soft, damp towel will buff the scratches out.schoony_5

I've used this method before and it does work. I've also tried softening up a chocolate chip with warm water and scrubing on the disc (warm water pouring over the disc the entire time) after the toothpaste to sort of add a polish and belive it not, it worked.

I've never heard of the chocolate! 

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#32 FabioFresh
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I put a DVD in my Wii just to see what would happen and mine still works fine.
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#33 EndlessPunisher
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My Wii Sports has had a malfunction when I clicked on boxing. I put the disc back in after restarting the Wii still didnt work. But the Third time I put it back in it worked, So I guess third times a charm. But Yeah I dunno why but it seems to of only happend with my wii sports.
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#34 FFXIsAstyanax
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Clean your disk with toothpaste. I know it sounds crazy, but toothpaste + a soft, damp towel will buff the scratches out.Rollingstones7


I've heard of that, but never have I tried it. My usual trick is to gently cover the scratch with a Vaseline petroleum jelly -coated Q-tip, then wipe the disc off with a lint-free cloth.
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#35 JordanElek
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Maybe one of the scratches is on a critical part of the disc, like where some of the code to start the game is located. I don't know much about how information is written to DVDs, but this seems possible.
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#36 DarkStar_109
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That's weird... my Wii Sports disc is a little scratched up but it still plays perfectly.reggie186
Same here.
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#37 liljio14
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u put it the right way
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#38 steelersman94
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my wii sports takes a long time to come on but thats the only problem i have with it. it plays fine.
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#39 beeahillbilly
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im gonna have go go with a no on it being to sensitive, seeing as it plays all my scratched to hell gamecube discs perfectly, while my gamecube cant go 5 minutes with most before it stops reading the disk