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    Wii U Error - dirty disc

    I play my Wii U daily, either black ops 2 or ghosts. Every time I play it I get an error that pops up on the screen saying the disc is dirty. Even though the day before I ejected the disc and cleaned it. The disc wasn't even removed from the day before so how could it get dirty? I don't even see anything on the disc that could cause a dirty disc error. This started happening in the summer maybe once in a while but now happens every day at least once if not multiple times. Could this be an indication that the laser is dirty? It's getting really annoying dropping out of multiplayer games because of a dirty disc.
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    I've noticed that, for whatever reason, fingerprints are left on far easier on Wii U discs than anything else I've ever used. Are you absolutely positive that there isn't a print on the disc?
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    I'm positive the disc was clean, after multiple errors. So I took apart my Wii U and wiped the laser lens. So far it seems to have worked. There was always one map on black ops 2 that gave me an error of a dirty disc. So I played it a few times and no more error.



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    Quote Originally Posted by stomp_442 View Post
    I'm positive the disc was clean, after multiple errors. So I took apart my Wii U and wiped the laser lens. So far it seems to have worked. There was always one map on black ops 2 that gave me an error of a dirty disc. So I played it a few times and no more error.
    You voided your warranty when it could have been a bad drive?

    Well at least it worked out okay.
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    The only thing I (a)voided was throwing my U in the trash.

    The daughter was playing for hours and didn't get a dirty disc error. I was under the impression that the warranty was only for 1 year.



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    Hard to believe its been a year, but the warranty is 15 months as long as you registered it on Club Nintendo.

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    I just registered my wii u a few weeks ago, I was looking around club nintendo a few weeks ago and thought I saw where the wii u warranty period is not extended.



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    I remember the original Wii having a problem with the lazer getting dirty. It never started to happen to me until I went from it standing on its side to laying flat. Which makes sense, now dust could settle on the lens. I could never get it to read my DVD cleaner disc but by putting it in, letting it spin up and try to read it, ejecting and repeating a few times. It was enough for the brush to hit the lens and solve my problem without opening the Wii.


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    Even if my warranty expired, I still wouldn't take mine apart. To my knowledge, there are no replacement drives available for the Wii U unless you go through Nintendo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cornflake123 View Post
    I remember the original Wii having a problem with the lazer getting dirty. It never started to happen to me until I went from it standing on its side to laying flat. Which makes sense, now dust could settle on the lens. I could never get it to read my DVD cleaner disc but by putting it in, letting it spin up and try to read it, ejecting and repeating a few times. It was enough for the brush to hit the lens and solve my problem without opening the Wii.
    My Wii has been vertical since I bought it. I tried the Wii laser lens cleaner but didn't want to over do it with that since it is not made for the Wii U.



    Well, it's been 8 days since I cleaned my Wii U laser lens. Before I cleaned it, it was a daily occurrence to get a disc read error at least once if not more. Now that the lens has been cleaned I haven't received the error once in the last 8 days.

    Taking something apart and putting it back together is not hard. I would say that the Ipod touch 4th gen was a tough one, the Wii U was a breeze to take apart and put back together.
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