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wiikey mod, discs stick halfway in? SOLVED

Discussion in 'Nintendo Wii / Wii U' started by dakster, Mar 17, 2007.

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    I've got my wiikey installed, but when I'm trying test it, inserting a disc (only tried fullsize wii discs so far) the disc starts being pulled in, and about 2/3 of the way in it sticks. The drive is still trying to pull it in. I can pull/eject the disc ok, and the system seems to be running fine.

    I initially thought my wire bundle might be too thick and applying pressure to the drive, but this is not the case. I have the drive resting on top of the open wii, and I get the same thing.

    With the drive still attempting to pull the disc in, I don't think this is a wiikey electronics problem, I think I have a mechanical misalignment issue. I didn't not take the drive apart or fiddle with any of its screws, so I'm not really sure how this would have happened.

    Anyone had a similar issue? I'm hesitant to start pulling apart the disc drive, but I'm wondering what else my options might be at this point. Any tips would be most appreciated!
     
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    Hmmm, weird. It's all of a sudden started loading discs correctly. I played through some wiisports, then ejected and tried it again. Worked fine. Then I put in the wiikey setup disc, it pulled the disc in, and ejected it, re-pulled it in, and then ejected it again. The disc never spun up at all (I still have it open so I can see). Now it does this with valid discs too. Power cycling doesn't fix it either. Think I might be pulling this sucker completely apart again...

    Anyone seen similar symptoms? Is this the kinda of symptoms you'd see from crappy soldering?
     
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    Sure enough, bad soldering. Found it handy to do continuity tests between the panasonic chipset itself on the drive and the terminals on the wiikey. Now, if I can just put it back together again without screwing it up...

    I did find it strange that the version 1.0 setup disc didn't seem to work with my wavebird. Oh well, 1.1 downloading now.
     

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