Can a USB gecko replace a faulty drive?

Discussion in 'Wii - Backup Loaders' started by elwiz, Sep 20, 2010.

  1. elwiz

    elwiz Newbie

    Sep 20, 2010
    About a year ago I botched up an attempt to chip my wii.

    After I finished the mod, I stuck in a backup copy of zelda and it worked. However, when I came to eject the disc it wouldn't come out. Tried pulling it apart and putting it back together a million times but I've never got the thing to eject.

    So, if I put ROMs onto a PC and connected it to the wii with a usb gecko could this get me 'round the fact that the cd drive is knackered or have I misunderstood the point on the device?

    Edit: Also, is there a downside to doing it this way?

    Edit x2: hmmm. Is it even possible to get one of these now? Are there any alternatives?
  2. person66

    person66 If it isn't edited, it isn't a true person66 post

    Jun 16, 2009
    So all you want to do is play wii iso's? Or are you trying to get the DVD drive too work? Either way a USB gecko won't help you. If all you want to do is play wii games, look in to USB loading, all you need is a USB harddrive and a softmodded wii.

    Sorry if I completely misunderstood the question