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Nintendo Wii DVD Drive

$44.95 Was $69.95
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Product code: IF207-001

Product Overview

There are different versions of DVD drives that appear in Wii consoles. Nintendo moved the location of solder joints to make the drives more difficult to modify. All Nintendo Wii DVD drives are compatible in all Wii consoles.

The Wii DVD Drive Kit also includes the tools to perform the replacement!

Cables and screws not included.

Compatibility

Identify your console

  • All Nintendo Wii consoles

Product Details

  • Plays: 12 cm Wii Discs
    8 cm GameCube Discs

$44.95 DVD Drive Only

 
 

Condition:

New

Warranty:

6 month warranty

Notes:

This is the DVD Drive Only, it does not come with tools

$54.95 Kit

 
 

Condition:

New

Warranty:

6 month warranty

Notes:

The Wii DVD Drive Replacement Kit, comes with the tools required for the replacement.

 

Compatibility

Nintendo Wii
Nintendo
 

Stories

My Problem

Our beloved Wii would not read disks anymore. The children were glum and upset. A co-worker told me about I fixit.com and I ordered the parts after seeing the great photo step by steps. When the part came my son and I joined forces to replace the DVD drive and we are back in the Zelda world once more to the delight of children in my home.

My Fix

The repair went pretty well. One issue was the rubber washers we were told via instructions to remove but not told where they went? We ended up using two on the main screws that hold the unit inside since the drive rattled and moved without them. Not sure if we were supposed to do that? We did end up with 2 screws of different sizes in the end. We went back through the whole repair but couldn't figure out where they came from. But the Wii is working now so that was the goal...and most of us are missing a few screws on occasion right?

My Advice

Just to mention where to put the rubber washers in the instructions. That is missing.

My Problem

We too were receiving the Disc can not be read error on our Wii that we have had for about 5 years now. I was researching how to clean the lens on a Wii when I came across several reports that stated this is more than just a simple cleaning issue. I took the plunge and ordered the new DVD drive and the Tri-Wing screwdriver. I had all the other needed tools to perform the job. Overall it took about 90 minutes; I was a bit meticulous, as well I took 10 min to plug in the partially re-assembled unit to check the DVD had power and output. It was very smooth, I buttoned things back up and re-tested the assembled unit - perfect!

My Fix

My Son was pacing about like an expectant Father, but it went as smooth as one could hope!

Side tip - since the screws are of differing sizes/lengths, I used about 7 small cups to hold the these from the various steps, and used labelled post it notes in the cups to tell me what step these screws are for. Think about, in advance, how you will keep these separated and noted for re-assembly!

My Advice

For the screw covers in steps #1 and 10, the spudger was a bit too thick. I used an exacto knife to start a corner, and tweezers to pull it up/off in the hopes to keep the very thin plastic sticker intact.

Steps #13 and #19 - getting the screws out was easy enough; #19 I needed to use tweezers to guide them out. Replacing them however is difficult due to the depth of the holes, I ended up slightly magnetizing the screw tip to hold the screws on the tip during re-assemebly

Step #21 - the wires are simply tucked under the the side sheathing, you can gently pull those out as in the picture to help with the disconnect, and reconnect - be sure to tuck the taped end back in!

Step #23 on - the unit I received had the rubber grommets fortunately, however the screws used in my Wii are a bit larger than a PH#00 - I used a PH#0 I believe on these.

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My Problem

my mom uses the wii to play animal crossing. it's a great stress reliever and a nice rock in her life. recently, the DVD drive gave out and refused to read any discs at all.

My Fix

the repair took less than and hour and, aside from the wii being slightly uncooperative at times, it went incredibly smoothly. mom was just astounded and super glad.

My Advice

I would definitely suggest keeping a running list of what screws come from what location on the wii. they are all small, different, and particular.

My Problem

at some point my Wii stopped reading discs. this was a bit annoying but i wasn't playing it much anyway.

but then i wanted to. thought it was something a disc cleaner might fix. nope. then was thinking i'd need to wait for a Wii U or buy a new Wii and go through the hassle of making Nintendo transfer crap from old Wii to new Wii. expensive. and not really worth it.

i use iFixIt alllll the time when breaking down various Macs at work... and vaguely recalled seeing something about Wiis at one point. checked... yup! there was a guide for drive replacement on a Wii.

at first i'll admit i looked around for non-iFixIt replacement drives first but couldn't find any that *also* did GameCube discs or that would be a known-good item. as in... i trust iFixIt massively more than i trust random eBay-seller-128658. mainly due to previous experiences with iFixIt in the past.

My Fix

i looked at the guide. looked like a simple one (to me). definitely easier than a MacBook LCD panel replacement or motherboard swap or even anything related to a previous generation Mac Mini.

went easy. only weird thing needed was a tri-wing and i had one of those already.

the drive *looked* a bit different than the one i popped out... but i had an original Wii... and changes are expected.

worked perfect on powering up again and i am able to play disc games once again. $80 and a half-hour of time was definitely better than any other options.

My Advice

to me this was a pretty simple swap. just pay attention and follow the guides instructions and you should be fine. for people not doing such a thing ever before make sure you pull the cables off the drive as instructed. as far as lifting tabs and pulling things out.

i used a small glasses flathead to remove the various sticker coverings / rubber feets. worked good. and all of them went back on just fine.

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My Problem

Bad optical drive. Wouldn't read Wii discs anymore. Very common problem from what I hear. Nintendo refused to service it and sent it back. I own an original 2006 model, it is no longer under warranty and I paid them for repair that they offer but they said I opened the case and just for doing so they refuse to repair it. I was/am furious. I've been in IT for ~16 years and took great care in opening it to clean the lens but to add to my anger Nintendo actually returned my Wii to me in pieces with stripped screws. It's also worth noting that if you buy a full system as replacement you will need to repurchase downloaded games as they are tied to the device itself and Nintendo will not transfer them. And to add pain the newer Wiis do not play Gamecube discs at all anymore. No more Nintendo for me.

My Fix

A couple of the tiny screws are difficult to place and require tweezers. Also the power and data cable are tiny and require a good deal of patience and steady hands. Nintendo stripped some screws (2nd photo center .. power driver?) one of which I actually had to drill out it was so bad. And they lost the nut for the battery door (1st photo) so I have to tape it shut now. Other than those fun surprises from Nintendo all went pretty well.

My Advice

You'll need patience and hands that could play the game Operation. Other than that it is a simple matter of following the detailed instructions available on the site in PDF format. I was concerned that the drive board layout was different (see 3rd photo with old drive left and replacement drive right) but no problem .. works with 12cm (Wii) and 8cm (Gamecube) discs as advertised. Kids are very happy daddy fixed it.

My Problem

My Nintendo Wii is about 5 years old now.. it was bound to give out. The WiiWare and other Wii games on the hard drive still worked - the disk drive just stopped spinning. I searched online for solutions and iFixit had great guides as well as the parts needed in order to fix.

My Fix

After I had ordered and received the DVD Drive and Tri-wing screwdriver, I had all the parts and tools required for this task. I followed the guide here at iFixit very carefully. The disassembly/replacement/reassembly took roughly 45 minutes-1 hr. Given I was taking my time, this task could easily be done in under 30 minutes.

Suffice to say, once I managed to get everything back together, I crossed my fingers and popped in a disk... and it worked! I managed to capture my repair all on video (no pictures though - sorry!)

My Advice

The guide I used was very concise yet thorough. Make sure you have all the tools and read the whole guide first before starting.

My Problem

My Wii unit stopped reading discs.

My Fix

I was done in about 20 minutes.

My Advice

The guide was very useful for finding some of the more hidden screws.

 

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