how do i know if my wii can be modded to play backups disks?

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  1. newby1976
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    newby1976 GBAtemp Regular

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    i have a new wii, i read that some new wii's have a different dvd drive that cant play backups after a soft mod

    what are theses drives? ... how do i tell if i have one before i mod it?
     
  2. daxtsu

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    AFAIK, there is no way to tell before modding, unless perhaps, the drive's motherboard has D3-whatever on it. I forget the exact drive model, but if it has a tag after D3, it can't run backups.
     
  3. Hells Guardian

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    Try Waninkoko's drive checking tool. It can tell you what drive version you are running. if it returns an error it's likely the newest drive....... I'm nopt sure how the tool checks so I couldn't say.......
     
  4. Krestent

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    Hmmm...I've never heard of this tool. When was it released, and where might I find a DL link?
     
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    A while back, Waninkoko asked for volunteers to supply information about their Wiis by using this tool. It was a temporary event, so it might be hard to find that app now.
     
  6. newby1976
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    its a new black version, if thats any help
     
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    Here is a link to the app in question. I upload it myself for someone else awhile back.Not sure how it will respond to newer drives though

    Also if it's a black wii then i would say its 99.9% got the new drive.
    I've modded a couple white wiis in the past week that were purchased within the last two weeks and they had the new drives.

    http://www.mediafire.com/?mnw2zonjw2w