Bad DVD drive board. Replacing the board shall be more affordable, but will demand soldering.

Bad DVD drive board. Replacing the board shall be more affordable, but will demand soldering.

If every one of the connections to your DVD drive are safe, then it’s feasible that the board regarding the DVD drive has a quick inside it or even a blown surface-mount fuse. Take away the DVD drive and change it with a brand new anyone to see if that actually works. You can either replace the entire drive, or try to find a replacement board if it does.

Bad motherboard

Then it may be a bad motherboard if the cables and the drive are not the problem that cause the DVD drive not to turn on. It is hard to evaluate this without acquiring a brand new motherboard or testing your DVD drive on a known working console. Then you will have to replace the motherboard if the drive still works on another board.

DVD drive shall perhaps perhaps not read discs. The drive takes discs, but will not read them

Bad information cable

Then there may be a bad connection with the data cable if the disc is spinning in the DVD drive, but the console can’t read it. The cable is really a ZIF ribbon cable that goes through the DVD drive into the mom board. First, eliminate the DVD drive to there check the connection. If it is fine, you will need to access the bond from the motherboard to ensure additionally it is safe. At this stage, in the event that connections are fine, you could also would like to try a new information cable, though it’s not most likely that the cable may be the problem unless there is certainly damage that is obvious it.

Bad laser lens

Then there is likely a problem with the laser lens in the DVD drive if the Wii takes discs, but cannot read them. It is easier and more reliable to replace the DVD drive though it is possible to just replace the laser.

Thermal problems

In the event the Wii is quite hot to touch, this could cause disk read mistakes.