IF YOUR WII DOES CONTAIN OR YOU BELIEVE YOUR WII MAY CONTAIN THE GC2-D3-2 CHIPSET, PLEASE POST THE FIRST 6 OR 7 DIGITS OF YOUR SERIAL NUMBER AND THE ERROR CODE YOU GET WHEN TRYING TO PLAY A GAME FROM DVD-R.
There has been a new DVD drive released in the latest Wii consoles, they started to show up Aug 09 and the drive is called GC2-D3-2, the controller chip removed totally, the best option is to replace the DVD drive or use a USB Loader app.
There will never be a softmod fix for these drives. ITS PHYSICALLY IMPOSSIBLE TO READ DVDÂ±R DISCS!
There maybe an easy way to identify these new drives from the Serial Number.
google Wii Drive Chip Database, enter the first letters and numbers of your serial. if you get a DVD drive chip return of GC2-D3-2, install the HBC and use a USB Loader app.
if your Serial Number is higher than these you may have a D3-2 drive
USA / Canada / South America
United Arab Emirates
List of Possible Errors when trying to load DVD-R
DVD Read Error 1054
Disc Read Error 249
Unable to read the disk
Check the Wii Operations Manual for help troubleshooting