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#1 danybloke


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Posted 24 May 2007 - 01:37 PM

Hi all,

I've looked hi and low looking for a place where I can purchace a new dvd drive for the wii as mine is on its way out.

Does anybody have any suggestions where I can get one?

I need a PAL one ideally (I'm in the UK)


Edited by danybloke, 24 May 2007 - 01:38 PM.

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Posted 24 May 2007 - 08:30 PM

well im not sure where you can buy a new drive yet as the wii is still pretty new, and shouldnt be having drive issues yet, but mabye someone can help you fix yours

whats your drive do?

Edited by wwwyzzerdd, 24 May 2007 - 08:32 PM.

#3 danybloke


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Posted 25 May 2007 - 07:06 AM

Well I was tinning the points on the circuit board in preparation for a wiikey when a drip of solder fell onto the pins of the chip to the left which subsequently melted about 4 pins.

I was shocked when the wii was put back together it still worked (played wii sport) despite losing about 4-5 pins - I suspect the pins that melted were not providing a function other than grounding. I'm going to continue the install now anyway but in case anything else should go wrong I need another drive.

There is a repair place in Scotland that repairs/replaces them so they must be getting their gear from somewhere.

I'll upload a pic of the bodge job later today

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Posted 25 May 2007 - 05:45 PM

the pins don't melt... just remove the excess solder...

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Posted 27 September 2007 - 07:46 AM

I managed to ruin a d2b (one with pins cut) chip the pins are now to short to solder (first try on wii, done 25+ xbox) Does anyone now where to get a replace dvd? any help would be nice.

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Posted 27 September 2007 - 09:01 PM

dont know where you can get another drive, but you could fix yours

Just grind away at the plastic around the 3 pins you need to solder to so you have more of the pin to work with

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Posted 28 September 2007 - 05:53 PM

just put some flux on some desoldering braid and hold it on the pins and touch your iron to it and bam......good to go, i had to fix one for someone else and they had done the same thing smile.gif

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Posted 12 December 2007 - 06:32 PM

Anyone know any place to buy a wii dvd drive now that it's been a bit longer? I see a seller in hong kong on ebay that is selling d2b's for ~142$, which isn't *too* bad, but maybe they are cheaper somewhere else? Anyone have any clue?

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Posted 12 December 2007 - 07:43 PM

I was looking into that as well but there's nobody selling them. if you find someone selling them let me know as well.

I suspect he's selling them for so much because there was no chip for the d2c's before. that's a lot if you ask me.

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