Finding a cheap modchip

Discussion in 'Wii - Hardware, Devices and Utilities' started by Zarxrax, Jun 11, 2007.

  1. Zarxrax
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    Zarxrax GBAtemp Fan

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    I'm looking for a good modchip for as little cost as possible. It appears that there are some very cheap wiikeys out there. I was wondering if anyone can comment on whether these look legit, or point me towards another good deal. I don't particularly care if its a wiikey or something else, so long as it's a pretty good chip.

    http://www.ioffer.com/i/BRAND-NEW-ORIGINAL...ntendo-23093287
    http://blujay.com/item/WiiKey-MODCHIP-FOR-...5060200-1672393

    Also, I understand that I need a special screwdriver to open the wii. Where can I find one of these cheap? Thanks.
     
  2. Scorpei

    Scorpei GBAtemp Maniac

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    mod-chip.com carries both the screwdriver and a couple of mod-chips (including the WiiKey originals and clones).
     
  3. Zarxrax
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    Zarxrax GBAtemp Fan

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    They don't seem terribly cheap... Heck, they charge $10 just for the screwdriver! [​IMG]
     
  4. Scorpei

    Scorpei GBAtemp Maniac

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    True they aren't very cheap (though the WiiKey clone they sell; 1 US$ 9.95 CA$ 11.87 AU$ 13.12) however I have never had ANY problems with them.
     
  5. Zarxrax
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    Alright well... they seem to offer a low price guarantee, so I'll check into that [​IMG]
     
  6. apb407

    apb407 GBAtemp Fan

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    heh i dont see the goldcoaster (sorry dont know the website too well though i might buy a wiikey or chip) guy any where near [​IMG] surprising
     
  7. AshuraZro

    AshuraZro Belongs in a museum.

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    Heh, well if you're like me, you could see if you can pull it off without spending a dime via WiiFree and other variations of readily available firmwares for some easily obtainable chips. I ordered 3 compatible chips from sample.microchip.com, which was completely free to do. The box they came in even made a nice place to store my spare notebook hard drive. Of course it's just a chip with no program on it so you'd have to build, buy or gain access to an appropriate programmer for the chip. Which is something I should have access to at my college I would think.

    First hand though, I haven't installed or programmed the chips yet as I just got them for safe keeping. I don't actually plan on modding my Wii for a good long while. Plus I don't think these firmwares can be upgraded via DVD yet, but I could be wrong.
     
  8. Goldcoastr

    Goldcoastr Advanced Member

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    We have good price on complete pack for wiikey install
    included is wiikey chip screw driver set not just a tri-wing

    + 1 m Kynar wire for installation

    for over sea's buyers maybe not so cheap cause shipping is little high but for aussie's yes good prices enjoy

    [​IMG]
     
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