Broken DVD drive and softmodding

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  1. knexkid
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    So I have my Wii hacked to my liking and I'm thinking about getting a wii off ebay for my parents as a gift. I'm on as tight of a budget as possible so I was gonna look at getting a Wii with a broken DVD drive to softmod and then use a USB loader since that doesn't need the drive at all. My only question is if I get a wii with a broken DVD drive, it ABSOLUTELY HAS TO BE
     
  2. Fudge

    Fudge Remember that death is not the end, but only a tra

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    Correct. If you want to softmod a Wii with a broken DVD drive, you need it to be 4.2 or lower.
     
  3. knexkid
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    Awesome, thank you. Also, are the black Wii's all 4.3?
     
  4. Presto99

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    I'm pretty sure they all come with 4.3, unless they were starting to be made before 4.3 was released.
     
  5. WiiPower

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    It's also important how the drive is damaged. If it's too serious, nothing will work. At least the standard usb loaders won't work in this case.

    And no i can't tell you how to identify it other than trying, but maybe there's an indicator you can use.
     
  6. Josh192

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    Disc read errors are the Wii to look for. Although I did manage to get an unboxed Wii with with a working disc drive, all the cables and sensor bar for £40 a couple of months ago (with some haggling [​IMG]). Although that was quite lucky, you may not be so lucky now its getting to xmas.
     
  7. SenorClean

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    Of course you could temporarily put a working dvd drive in it to mod it (ie, the one from your wii...).

    Other alternatives would be things like the wode/sundisk/sundrive/wiikey fusion...
     
  8. Sao Mortel

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    No some of them are 4.2. But if you go buy in the store today 98% chance its on 4.3

    WODE is a the better alternative too.