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My Wii is making wiird wiiring noises

Dread Pirate ArbuthnotDread Pirate Arbuthnot OMG WRIGGLYT O X O P L A S M O S I SRegistered User regular
edited July 2008 in Help / Advice Forum
Basically, whenever I turn on my Wii, it starts making some weird whirring grinding noise. It's very loud, and very unpleasant. This happens with any game in it. I don't know what triggered it - I lent it to my boyfriend, he said it worked completely fine at his house, he brought it back here, I didn't play it for a while, and now its making the noise. What should I do?

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  • ImprovoloneImprovolone Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Call Nintendo.

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  • i n c u b u si n c u b u s Registered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Yea It just might fall under warranty, although I've had the same thing happen with GH controllers, systems, and games when I let people borrow them. They always "work just fine" before they return them =/.

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  • Post BluePost Blue Redmond, WARegistered User regular
    edited July 2008
    I don't know if you're experiencing the same thing I get from time to time, but mine resembles a grinding sound, albeit a looped one, like the disc loader is repeatedly tripping over itself and getting back up. Have you tried flipping it over or turning it on its side as a possible temporary solution?

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  • Dread Pirate ArbuthnotDread Pirate Arbuthnot OMG WRIGGLY T O X O P L A S M O S I SRegistered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Yea It just might fall under warranty, although I've had the same thing happen with GH controllers, systems, and games when I let people borrow them. They always "work just fine" before they return them =/.

    I bought a year's worth of warranty at launch. I assume I have no warranty now and will need to pay for repairs.

    I've always kept my Wii in a well ventilated space horizontal. The looped grinding sounds really accurate. Tomorrow I'll try running it vertically or flipping it.

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  • StaxeonStaxeon Buffalo, NYRegistered User regular
    edited July 2008
    Mine did that for a while. Sometimes it would make the noise and fail to read the disc, I'd have to shut it down, wait, and just try it again.

    Come to find out my 3 year old son ejected a disc, stuck gum on it, and put the disc back in. It took me the better part of a day to get all the dried gum out of the disc slot.

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