Wii Disks in the MBP.

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Shanesan, May 22, 2007.

  1. Shanesan macrumors 6502

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    I really really like Trauma Center: Second Opinions soundtrack.

    So much, that I was going to see that, by an off chance, Atlus didn't encrypt their music.

    My Macbook Pro won't spin the disk up. I try regular CDs and DVDs and theyre fine, but the Wii disks cause wierd clicking noises to come out of the computer, and can't spin up past half way.

    Does anyone else have this issue?
     
  2. Scarlet Fever macrumors 68040

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    Normal disks write from the inside -> out. Nintendo, instead of putting DRM on their disks, just made them read from the outside -> in, so nothing except the Wii can read the disks. Ingenious, isn't it?
     
  3. warfa macrumors regular

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    this is prolly dumb but can't you just flip the disk over?:D
     
  4. thejadedmonkey macrumors 604

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    No, then it would read the label side. I think you need to go to bed now.
     
  5. e12a macrumors 68000

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  6. drumforfun19 macrumors regular

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    No, can't say I've ever put a gaming console disk in my Mac.
     
  7. jawzzy macrumors regular

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    Haha...I never knew this. Thats pretty slick.

    Is it possible to hack a drive to read it the opposite way, or is it a hardware issue?
     
  8. SilentPanda Moderator emeritus

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    I believe CD's spin clockwise. If you have a microwave with one of those turntables inside it, you can but your MacBook Pro inside the microwave while it's reading the disc. The turntable will spin counter-clockwise which will offset the rotation of the internal drive. Make sure you use a low power setting. Also note that unless you have an industrial microwave this will not work with 17" MacBook Pro's.

    Please don't microwave a computer.

    Another option might be to just use the line out from the Wii and record it onto your MacBook Pro.
     
  9. Squonk macrumors 65816

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    So this would be hardware encryption then... :D :p :D
     
  10. drumforfun19 macrumors regular

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    I don't think I could bring myself to microwave a Mac. hahaha.
     
  11. hvfsl macrumors 68000

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    But there was a story about someone putting their PowerBook in the oven once (wanted to hide it from someone they were going to give it as a present).

    But the person they were going to give it to accidentally ended up cooking it (when they went to preheat the oven). :D
     
  12. gkarris macrumors 604

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    Does that mean we're all really just playing all our Wii games backwards?:p
     
  13. Shanesan thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Are you serious? So they just reversed the engine and had it record in another direction? ..Ugh!

    Well, so much for that. No wonder it was confusing the mac.
     
  14. BioChron macrumors regular

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    Yeah, I would think the latter would be the more sensible solution, haha!
     

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