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As the title of the topic says, my Wii is having problems reading disks. Whenever I put a disk in, whether it is a Wii or Gamecube game, I will hear exactly 3 consecutive "click" sounds but no more, and then I will get the message that says "Could not read disk, for help troubleshooting, refer to the Wii Operations Manual". Unlike other errors that I have read up on, my Wii will not go to a black screen with another error message. I can easily remove the disk by simply pressing eject, as well as navigate all the different menus. This problem started when I was playing SSBB just yesterday, I noticed something strange was going on when the system stopped making that clicking sound which normally would signify that the disk was being read and content loaded. The game continued to work for a few more seconds, before the message came up that there was a disk read error, please turn off the system and restart...etc. The game worked again after trying to load it up about 10 times, before another disk read error occurred once the intro began. Since then, it has not been able to read any of my disks, regardless of whether or not it is a single or a dual-layer disk. I've looked up all the types of problems the system may have and I've narrowed it down to 3 different issues. A: I need to clean the optical laser lens. B: I need to replace the optical drive laser altogether. C: There may be an issue with my Disk Drive. How can I determine which of those solutions would be the correct solution to fixing the issue? Interestingly enough it would appear that the issue is slowly resolving itself over time, as it is taking longer for the error message to come up. In fact, it almost looks on the screen like the system is about to read the disk properly as it in fact lags a bit and then jumps to the error message. So now I don't even know what to do. Thank you in advance.