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By SuperTrever, Apr 18, 2011
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I've been trying to use WiiMC to play a DVD but it keeps telling me that I'm using an invalid disk.
I'm sure you have a D3 drive, these drives can't play dvds. Check it with your serial number here:
Dang. It says I have GC2-D3-2 (v2). Theres absolutely no way to work around this besides buying a mod chip?
You could use a USB HDD or buy a old wii drive which you could build in, but that's not very easy and your warranty would be gone. Even a modchip would not work because it's a D3-2.
Okay. I'll figure it out thanks!
Only options are USB loader for wii and hard mods for GC. If I'm not mistaken a wiikey fusion still works on the latest revision of the drives at least from the SD card. AS for movies and such USB hard drive again.
Your other option is to buy a new Wii disc drive that is very easily swapped out for the current one. It only requires three things to install a new drive.
1. A triwing screwdriver
2. You must know how to use a screwdriver. (If you don't put the wii down and back away slowly before you hurt yourself)
3. That you be careful not to break any parts inside. don't worry too much as with every Nintendo system I've ever taken apart it's very strong and well built. but still be careful.
Oh and you must be able to switch the cables to the new drive. again very easy just take from one find where it goes on the other and put it in there. the hardest part is getting the ribbon cable into place while still trying to clip it down but if you do things right thats easy too.
Hi. I have a black nintendo wii model RVL-001 (In other words, it can play gamecube games) that came out in 2006, and I am trying to play dvds on it, but Wiimc claims that my wii is not capable of playing dvds, but when I go to the site to see what dvd chip my wii has. The image above/below shows what comes up. None of the dvd chips are the D3 ones, so I don't know why my wii isn't working. Can someone please help?
D4 has the same moddability (none) of D3v2
Anyway those results are very unconclusive, the only 100% reliable way to know is looking at the drive electronics yourself
Actually no black Wiis were made until 2009 (the copyright year on the sticker is not a manufacturing date) so it's extremely likely to be at least a D3, therefore probably a D4 according to the site
So does this basically mean there is no way for me to play dvd movies on my wii using a physical disk?
Sure, buy an older optical drive to replace the one you have
Preferably after checking if you do actually have a no-DVD drive
How can I check if I have a no-DVD drive? Do I have to take my wii apart?
Yeah (just like if you wanted to replace it, it's easy as long as you have the proper tools)
Even if you have a DVD-compatible drive, the Wii doesn't play them very well.