I need help getting my WODE to function

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  1. drakorex
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    drakorex GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    I got my wode the other day, followed the installation guide to the letter, made sure that all the connections were in as far as they would go, and sealed it back up. First issue I noticed, the little red light on the power button of the wii no longer is lit up when the power is off. That's not a major problem, it still powers on fine and everything. More importantly, the wode screen turns on, but doesn't move past the loading screen. I downloaded the most recent firmware update, and put the Update.bin on the root of the sd card, stuck it in the WODE, and nothing changes. when I power it up, it stays stuck at the loading screen. And now, I can't even load discs or use the USB. That's another thing. I have the usb cables coming out of the wode plugged into the back, and my hdd plugged into the WODE, but my wii doesn't read it. I tried switching the cables in the back around, and no change. HELP!!
     
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    I remember reading somewhere in another forum that downgrading could help, that was quite sometime though, people were recommending downgrading to version 1.28..
     
  4. RoMee

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    ??

    Is this a common issue with wode? I was thinking about buying a wode for GC games
     
  5. giantpune

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    both of the ones i had do it arrived like that. they were both ordered from modchipcentral and both showed up at my door not working. i dont know who to blame it on.

    if you do get one like this, just RMA it
     
  6. RoMee

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    Thanks, I'll probably order one this weekend, let's hope it's not like that.

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    sorry for hijacking your thread OP
     
  7. drakorex
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    drakorex GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    I'm sorry, RMA?
     
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    DeadlyFoez GBAtemp Guru

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    Return Merchandise Authorization.

    It's amazing how quick it is to just google something and find the answer
     
  9. drakorex
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    drakorex GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    ya, ok. but Should I contact the makers of WODE, or the place that shipped it?
     
  10. DeadlyFoez

    DeadlyFoez GBAtemp Guru

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    try both and see which one will do it for you.
     
  11. drakorex
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    Ok, I was able to get it working half assed. For some reason when pressure is applied to the slave connector, it works, when it isn't, it doesn't. So I stuck a small plastic piece I had lying around on top of the connector, under the protective sticker, to apply pressure when the wii is screwed together. Now I can get it to do what I want it to do... sometimes. I haven't gotten too in depth with it just yet, but some gamecube games show an error message after the first screen, others when I actually try to begin gameplay, but some seem to work just fine. I need to know how to get them to work. Also, the WODE reads my HDD just fine, but all my other apps and emulators don't. Is it just me, or does it do this to everybody? Also, when I select a game via wodeflow, the wii resets but with the game loaded. is it supposed to do this?
     
  12. Evo.lve

    Evo.lve All that you could be.

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    Away from you.
    Did you, uh, stick the sticker onto it?

    That's kinda important, and it's not there for show.
     
  13. obcd

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    Homebrew apps and emulators expect your harddisk to be connected to 1 of the wii usb ports.
    If it's connected to the wode, it's only used by the wode as storage medium for the games it emulates.
     
  14. Evo.lve

    Evo.lve All that you could be.

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    Away from you.
    Whoops, I misunderstood what he meant.

    Disregard what I said.
     
  15. DjoeN

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    Somewhere in this potatoland!
    I have 2 Wii's 1 with an old pic modchip in (my first Wii) and softmodded, works perfect
    Then i got a non working wii from somebody who tought he broke it and had bought a new Wii, so i could get it for free
    I fixed that Wii and placed a Wode in that Wii, (also softmodded it) but use it only to play GC games from HDD and there's a wode just perfect for [​IMG]
     
  16. drakorex
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    drakorex GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    ok, so is there a y cable I can get that'll let my HDD be accessed by both the WODE and my wii, or some better alternative?
     
  17. Wiisel

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    http://www.wodejukebox.com/distributors.php



    BTW pune you should try getting yours swapped

    http://www.wodejukebox.com/forum/viewtopic...9c1673896ca2e53
     
  18. Nah3DS

    Nah3DS Madre de Dios! Es El POLLO DIABLO!!!

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    Hi Wiisel

    I plan on buying a wode from Diy-Buy.com (an official distributor).

    If something like this happens, I have to send it back to the reseller and wait for the replacement? This worries me, because I'm ordering from Argentina and it usually takes like one or two months to receive a package from china!
     
  19. Wiisel

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    They recommend sending back to the seller first and if you have to in the end ship to them they are based in Italy.

    Its always worth a shot and asking a seller if they can update the wode to the newest FW and testing before shipping I would also check some online reviews before choosing a seller this can save you a lot of hassel and headache.