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Possible media/DVD writer problem

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii / Wii U' started by hailmary, Jun 29, 2007.

  1. hailmary

    hailmary Member

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    Specs:

    WiiFREE 2.45 installed myself
    bought June 4, 3 pins cut
    Have 14 backups, these are the only cases I've encountered so far.
    All backups are USA, just like the console.
    I've used several medias but only these two worked consistently:

    MAXELL DVD-R 8x burned@2x w/Nero
    VERBATIM DVD-R 16x burned@2x w/Nero&ImgBurn

    I have an _NEC DVD_RW ND-3550A with 1.05 FW, 1.07 is available.


    Hello there,

    I have a problem reading backups with my USA Wii.

    I have a WiiFREE 2.45 installed, had to grind the chip and all since I bought it the 4th of June.

    Anyway ... problem:

    Example one:

    Playing WarioWare: Smooth'a'grovin' along ...
    It'll change to a new "level"
    BAM, Cannot read the disc.

    I let this happen a few times with a couple games before I opened my box, checked the install.

    Looks fine, I mean, it WORKS, just after a certain point, it STOPS.

    Anyway, so I burned another copy with a brand new media.

    Played until I got to the point it said it couldn't read, etc.

    Swapped the disc, worked great!

    BAM.

    A few stages later it occurs again.

    Damn...that sucked.

    Swapped again, works.

    etc.
    etc.
    etc.

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    Example 2:

    Trauma Center:

    I'm cuttin' shit out of people and I finish and operation, YES!

    So I continue along to the stage selection screen and I hit the 8th thing.

    BAM, can't read that shit.

    Well, gee.

    I turn it off, try it again.

    BAM.

    off.

    BAM.

    off!

    BAM!

    *cries*

    I burn another copy on another media, works great!

    I didn't go further enough to see if it would reoccur on this game.

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    Example 3:

    Godfather:

    Offer can't refuse, yada yada.

    Same story.

    Didn't burn more than one copy for this because I was already very annoyed.

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    Any ideas?

    If you have any questions, I'll get right back at you with the answers.

    Thanks!
     
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  2. NDarkness

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    I have a _NEC DVD+RW ND-2100AD, so yours should be better than mine.

    Try burning with the Verbatims in ImgBurn at 4X, not 2X.
     
  3. hailmary

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    Can burning at 4x be better than 2x?

    I always heard 2x...

    Do you burn yours at 4x?
     
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    Yeah. I found out on my drive that if I burn any lower then I'll get a coaster.
     
  5. hailmary

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    I'll start burning my games that I'm getting on 4x instead for now.

    Is this a common problem?
     
  6. NDarkness

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    For some people, yeah.
     
  7. hailmary

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    Hmmm...tried it with 4x also, had the same problem.

    Scarface during the training mission:

    "The Game Disc could not be read.

    Please read the Wii Operations manual for more information."

    I'll try to burn DVDs from a different DVD burner ...
     
  8. tinga

    tinga Guest

    I am having the same problem... Tried different media and burning all at 4X speed.

    Have wiikey installed on my wii.

    Please let me know or update this thread if you will find a work around to this problem. I will too.
     
  9. hailmary

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    How long have you had the problem?

    What specs do you have?

    What games/media/burner are you using?

    Have you tried other burners?
     
  10. hailmary

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    If I used imgburn (or something you might suggest?)

    to verify..."test" the quality of the DVDs, does that really matter since console DVD-roms are generally temperamental.

    Since it would be the same DVD burner/reader used to burn the disc, would it not catch it's own flaws?

    I'm just trying to find out if it's possible to rule out my burner.

    Of course, I'd like to prove it's my burner because it would be the cheapest to replace.

    It won't be a few more days until I get a day off to go test another burner though.
     
  11. tinga

    tinga Guest

    I have the same NEC DVD_RW ND-3550A... I recorded one gmae on my other machine but haven't really played that game since.

    I will burn some more with the disk i am having problem with.
     
  12. larrylje

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    Can your Modchip change the Wii reading speed? I know Wiikey has the option between 3x and 6x maybe changing the speed will help.

    This also could be an issue of the Wii getting to hot. Try getting a Wii Air Cooler which connects to the back of the Wii. Having some sort of help keeping the Wii cooler might help as well. Below is a link to what I am referring to...

    http://www.gamestop.com/product.asp?product_id=802575
     
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  13. tinga

    tinga Guest

    I did change the reading speed to 3X, but still getting problem. I'll post back when I get home, I already burned a couple on my another system here at work.
     
  14. hailmary

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    Did the backup burned on the other dvd writer work well?

    I have a cooling system for my Wii, I never use Connect24, always cool before I turn it on.

    Within moments of trying Scarface (3-4 minutes) it triggered it.
     
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  15. hailmary

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    Went out and bought a 40 dollar Sony DVD burner.

    Didn't reburn the discs from before, but burned 5 other games.

    Works fine so far.

    Tried each game about 22-25 minutes each.

    I'll post an update in 1 week or if it stops working.
     
  16. tinga

    tinga Guest

    I forgot to bring home the newly burned disc yesterday. I update tonight.

    Any trouble playing those disc burned from the new burner?
     
  17. tinga

    tinga Guest

    I forgot to bring home the newly burned disc yesterday. I will update tonight.

    Any trouble playing those disc burned from the new burner?
     
  18. hailmary

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    No problems so far ...

    I'll continue to play new games tonight. :D
     
  19. locustrok

    locustrok Guest

    I'm haveing the same problem, I think it's getting to hot. I eject the disk and put it back works fine for a little while and then does it again. Anyone figuered the problem out yet.
     
  20. locustrok

    locustrok Guest

    (hailmary)

    Have you tried scarface again, if so does it work?
     

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