Differences of PAL motherboard and NTSC motherboard?

Discussion in 'Wii - Hardware, Devices and Utilities' started by vinzanity, Apr 28, 2010.

  1. vinzanity

    vinzanity GBAtemp Regular

    May 25, 2004
    I would like to ask for your assistance regarding my friend's wii. He has a PAL version(bought from Australia) and would like to have it converted to NTSC. My question is, are all the Motherboards of the Wii the same hardware-wise? Are the contents of the NAND the only thing that is different between the different regions?

    As far as i know back in the Gamecube days, the motherboard was different for the US, Japan and PAL versions. I could of course run US gamecube games from the Japan version using a mod-chip but for the PAL version, it was also running but in black and white. Plus i had to solder some wires to make a Japan to USA switch.

    If i use Any Region changer (which i have used to convert Japan and Korean region versions to USA NTSC), will I successfully be able to convert it to a USA version (NTSC video, USA Region, USA language) without any problems?

    Thank for your insights/input regarding this inquiry.
  2. Erikie

    Erikie Member

    Jan 12, 2010
    PAL and NTSC versions have the same hardware, the difference is the setting.txt file and the sysmenu file. The Korean wii has an extra key in its eeprom that is the only difference I think there is between regions
  3. happydance

    happydance GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Jul 16, 2009
    hm.. i thouht read somewhere that NTSC wii outputs Composite/S-Video/Component while PAL wii's outputs Composite/Scart/RGB. I'd like to know if it's just done by software or hardware diferences
  4. DEagleson

    DEagleson Gamer Extraordinaire

    May 23, 2009
    My European PAL Wii console has no problems running games in eiter NTSC-U, NTSC-J and of course PAL. [​IMG]

    Running System Menu 4.2 with NeoGamma and CFG Usb Loader.

    Region Free consoles FTW!