can i use a faulty wii?

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  1. mrpinkeye
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    is there any reason why i couldnt buy a wii with a faulty drive and softmod it?

    im thinking of buying one from ebay very cheaply, the description states:

    "WII NOT WORKING .
    LIGHT ON PUT CD IN AND YOU CAN EJECTED IT BLUE LIGHT ON BUT NO HISSING SOUND
    CD NOT TURNING INSIDE. "

    so surely thats just the disk drive which i dont need to use right?
     
  2. SuperTrever

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    Well, depending on what system menu it's on, you might need to use a disk to softmod it.
     
  3. mrpinkeye
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    oh yea...good point! but assuming its 4.2 or older....any reason why it wouldnt work?
     
  4. SuperTrever

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    Not that I know of. If the disk drive is the only thing that doesn't work on it then you should be able to mod it, load games from USB, play hombrew and all that fun stuff. You should really get a second opinion on this though, because honestly I don't know. Lol
     
  5. techboy

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    USB loaders and other homebrew will work fine with a dead drive.

    The only thing you need the drive for is to hack it if it's on 4.3.
     
  6. M1r0

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    Unless Nextploit actually make a release [​IMG]
     
  7. mrpinkeye
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    sweet...thats gonna save me a bit of money [​IMG]
     
  8. Hells Guardian

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    Don't count on it m8 quite sure it's fake from everything I've read..
     
  9. Taleweaver

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    If it's 4.2 or below, bannerbomb will work (meaning you only need a SD card with some files on it). Once it's hacked, you can go USB drive pretty much all the way (swiss requires a disc in the thing, but that's an exception). So...basically +1 on SuperTrever's reply.

    I'd still ask for confirmation, though. Updating the firmware is usually amongst the first things to try when a piece of electronic has issues.



    Note: this doesn't mean I trust the sellers. All caps, basic grammar issues and not knowing the difference between a CD and a DVD isn't exactly the most reliable description to go by.
     
  10. WiiPower

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    It depends on what's wrong with the drive, if the laser is damaged and that's the reason why it can't read any discs, then usb loaders will work. If the drive is damaged completely, then usb loaders will not work. Google usb loaders + no drive, or internal HDD drive replacement, there you should find some infos what works without drive and what doesn't.
     
  11. mrpinkeye
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    thanks guys.

    i also thought the description was poorly written! i'll get more info from them and also search google. thanks again [​IMG]