How to Fix a Wii When It Spits the Disc Out

by Alex Ramirez ; Updated September 22, 2017

The Nintendo Wii is a durable console that's designed to read a disc whether the console is upright or on its side. Like any game system, though, the console isn't immune to glitches or an occasionally defective component. If your Nintendo Wii is spitting discs back out when you insert them, you may be inserting them improperly or your system's disc slot may be defective.

Turn on your Nintendo Wii console.

Insert the disc with the shiny blank side facing the "Power" button. If you insert the disc backward, the console is unable to read the disc and may spit it back out.

Repair any serious chips on the disc. If there are any missing pieces, especially along the outside of the disc, the system automatically spits the disc back out. You may take the disc to a local computer repair shop to repair any scratches or cracks on the disc. However, you may have to purchase a new disc altogether.

Contact Nintendo's customer service team. If your system is malfunctioning and still under warranty, Nintendo will fix the console for you for free.

About the Author

Alex Ramirez has been a freelance writer since 2006. With a background in public relations, Ramirez has been featured in publications ranging from Gamers Daily News to USA Today. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in public relations from the University of Central Arkansas.

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