Wii laser replacement help?

I have succesfully replaced the laser in my wii... sort of. When I put a disc in to try, the wii could read it but once i clicked "play", it would sit there and make an odd sort of clicking noise like something was trying to move but couldn't. Earlier when putting the disc drive back into the wii, a spring a little less than a centimeter popped out but I ahve no idea where it came from. Could this be the problem? And if so, where does it go?

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lemonie5 years ago
I have not really successfully replaced the laser in your Wii then...
Why did you do that anyway - what was wrong originally?

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airsofter1 (author)  lemonie5 years ago
It was not reading disks, and the new laser did solve that problem. It can now tell atleast which game is in the system, it just can't really play it because the laser will now not move back and forth.
Did you try cleaning it?

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canucksgirl5 years ago
I agree with frollard...

I would say that anytime you have leftover parts you have a problem... especially when it's a spring. There is going to be a part inside that is suppose to move, that is unable to, due to the missing spring.

If the spring ends are looped, then you should look for similar sized round posts where the spring connects. It may be very difficult to figure this out without some schematics or a basic understanding of how the parts function.

If you can't figure it out on your own, take it to someone who can repair it. Chances are when it's only one spring, the cost will be very low to repair.
frollard5 years ago
yes, that is the problem. If the part was in there originally, it was there for a reason, especially something like a spring.

Look at disassembly guides and try to find where it came from.