Any negative consequences with DVD Drive Swapping??

Discussion in 'Wii - Hardware, Devices and Utilities' started by ILLPLEASA, Apr 8, 2009.

  1. ILLPLEASA
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    ILLPLEASA Member

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    Hey Guys quick question..

    Bricked my launch Wii that had a Wiikey v1 installed on it.. Since I'm going to purchase a new Wii, I wanted to know if I can just swap out the DVD Drive and install the old DVD Drive (w/ the Wiikey attached) into my newly purchased Wii system without any problems? Or will I have to do some steps first in order for this to work (similar to the steps needed for Xbox360 DVD Drive swaps) ?
     
  2. FAST6191

    FAST6191 Techromancer

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    Drives are not tied to the console, you can swap them at will.
     
  3. Ess_uk

    Ess_uk Member

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    Is this applicable to cross-region swapping a drive? Say putting a drive from a Korean machine into a PAL machine??
     
  4. FAST6191

    FAST6191 Techromancer

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    Should be fine swapping region although I would change your chip beforehand if you have one.
     
  5. ILLPLEASA
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    ILLPLEASA Member

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    Thanks Fast, I appreciate it.. ;-)
     
  6. Wilson735

    Wilson735 GBAtemp Regular

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    That's what I love about the Wii. You can just swap in any drive into any Wii system and it won't give you any issues (as long as it's from the same region, if it has a chip installed).
     
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