Help - Console number changed!

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Feb 10, 2009
  1. reel1ab
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    I was hoping someone could shed some light what just happened to my Wii.

    I recently bought it. It came installed with software 3.4u out of the box. I then installed the Homebrew Channel via the Twilight Hack, then downgraded to 3.2u. After doing all this, I happened to check my console number, and it was completely different than it was before I started messing with it.

    Has anyone heard of this happening? Could it be that the software hack transferred over information or the console # from someone else's Wii?

    Many thanks in advance for any thoughts.
     
  2. WalkerOfTheDay

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    What do you mean by console nr ??
     
  3. mcj

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    It's basically the Wii's internet address (and not to be confused with a games friend code), like an email address or a network cards MAC address
     
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    Odd... Never heard of this before.
     
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    Well I play a little bit with the Backup Disc 1.31 (gayfish) and discover that your Wii only have like 10 combination of numbers, so I was able to put it back to original, but I don't think any other application can do this, so you might want to check wich apps did you use....!!! [​IMG]
     
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    where did you get Backup Disc 1.31 (gayfish) from
    please p.m me info
     
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    The console id code or console number is what is used by nintendo to track your purchases via the shop channel...
    this code gets changed by the wii during a format of its system memory and or if you do a downgrade from 3.4x
    however it does not always happen with the 3.4x downgrade.... just a select few for some reason....
    to back up this nummber you could use the setting_replace.dol homebrew available at http://wiibrew.org/wiki/Image:Setting_replace.zip
    Or by using the wiibackupdisc (gayfish disc).

    -kitt050383
     
  8. reel1ab
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    Hi everyone,

    Yes it's the console id number (16 digits- XXXX XXXX XXXX XXXX) that you register a friend with, etc.

    Well funny enough, and this shows you how new I am to the Wii or game consoles for that matter, I put in a new SD card and thought I was formatting it by using the settings tab, but in fact formatted the actual Wii. Duh!!! I have a mac and only now just learned how to format FAT16, which isn't that easy. So that's why I was looking to have the Wii format it.

    So, I did all that before the entire downgrade session.

    I guess it may have reset twice then.

    I was just freaked out by it, but it sounds normal.

    Thanks for the feedback, esp Kitt050383 - You guys are FAST!!

    Cheers!
     
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    your very welcome reel1ab!!!!!

    -kitt050383

    im both a mac an a pc guy i can see how you got confused....
    but the wii is not a digital camera it does not as of yet format the wii's sd-card....
     

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