Chiip - Need help please

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  1. crkhobbit
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    I've been searching for this problem here and elsewhere, for over a day before posting, can't find it.

    After alot of troubleshooting along the way, I think I have everything working, except that it doesn't. When I boot up, the LED stays on solid like it should and I can play normal nintendo discs fine. However, I still cannot play my backups. I usually get an error saying that the disc cannot be read I need to read the operations manual, and sometimes I get a black screen of death.

    I've quadruple checked all my connections, resoldered my wires to the wii, tried different burning techniques and burned two different games (cause that's all I have) at 4x and 2.4x speeds. My chiip is in the socket correctly. I do not receive any errors from avrdude. I ran BrickBlocker on my backups as well, could this have caused a problem?

    I also tried the OpenWii firmware and cannot tell that I have a chip at all using that, no LED activity. I am using TDK DVD+R 1-16x discs.

    Could the problem be the DVDs I'm using? They're listed on the chiip site as working. The two games I have backed up are Call of Duty and Tiger Woods if it matters. I have the GC2-DMS chipset.

    In other words, I cannot find a problem other than it does not work. Any advice is appreciated! I don't have a camera available at the moment for solder connections, but like I said the LED is solid.
     
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    Try a DVD-R, not a +R one. I doubt this actually is the problem, but I've heard that a bunch of Wiis have problems reading +. My PS2 is like that too, +s don't get recognized (Verbatim ones!), yet -s of the same brand work perfectly.
     
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    Yeah, the wii has problems with DVD+R, infact Wiikey themselfs recommend DVD-R.

    Ironicly tho it reads DVD+RWs better than DVD-RW what I have heard, I use DVD+RW (Verbatim) to try games, then burn them on normal DVD-R when I know they are nice enought.
     
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    Ok, will try, thanks for the input.
     
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    Got some DVD-Rs and they didn't work either with the 0.91 firmware on my GC2-DMS wii. I loaded the beta5 firmware and the DVD-Rs are working but DVD+Rs are not, as expected.

    So apparently the 0.91 firmware is broken. Thanks for all the input guys!
     
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    0.91 firmware works perfectly for DVD-Rs and DVD+RWs here, dunno what's your problem. Bad flash?
     
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    I believe I reflashed v0.9.1 once and it still wasn't working before trying the beta5. It works so I'm hesitant to mess with it too much right now. I may build another chip for further testing at some point, if I can find out if my friend's wii has the drive pins cut or not.