Identifying Wii ModChip

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by ganons, May 29, 2008.

  1. ganons
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    Ok my friend found a guy selling a Wii for £190 with wiikey genuine but i think the price is too cheap. It might have a crap chip like those programmable ones. So is there a way I can find out it is actually a wiikey? I mean say if I take a config disc will any chip boot it? Or will an update disc help? What is the best method to identify this as he is not willing to open up the console.

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  2. lenselijer

    lenselijer GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

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    burn mario galaxy and see if it works, if it gives error 001 then you know its not a wiikey but some old crap.

    you could also try burning the wiikey firmware update and if it completes you know its a real wiikey.
     
  3. barcode1999

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    don't forget though, 001 error games can be patched very easily now to work on pretty much any chip so consider the purchase anyways. Mine's not a genuine chip and works fine with everything i throw at it as long as its patched.
     
  4. apcarr

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    The only proper way is to open the Wii,can't see why that would be a problem as its obviously already been opened,and if it is 1 of those so called "crap" chips don't worry to much as they can be programed with YAOSM 3.2 which is virtually the same as WiiKey 1.9s infact I have both and the performance is identical!
     
  5. mattlouf

    mattlouf GBAtemp Regular

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    You're right, some chip are VERY cheap (ie PIC12F683 is about 3 euros) and the programm is .... free over the net.

    BUT if you use YAOSM, I can tell you : this is FAR AWAY to be CRAP !!

    YAOSM FTW !!!
     
  6. jan777

    jan777 motion control..? srsly? so 2008. 3DS is teh bombz

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    is yaosm applicable to all chip?
     
  7. Hit

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    Wiikey is the worst chip, those programmable ones are better
     
  8. mattlouf

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    Most commun chips are
    PIC:
    12F629
    12F675
    12F635
    12F683
    16F627
    16F628
    16F630
    16F636
    16F648
    16F684

    and some other I don't actually remember
     
  9. jan777

    jan777 motion control..? srsly? so 2008. 3DS is teh bombz

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    i dont know what chip i have can i use yaosm going to be able to be programed to it?
     
  10. skawo96

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    These are the most common Wiikey clones:

    [​IMG]
    Buy, and see. If it's some crap just patch 001. error games or tell that person you're not that stupid. Or just invest on other console. That have better chip. For example, D2CKey or WASABI.
     
  11. mattlouf

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    If you have a chip (PIC 12Fxxxx) and want to have YAOSM on it, you'll need a chip programmer.
    You can buy it or make it :
    [​IMG]

    Have a look here for more details:
    http://wiinewz.com/forums/yaosm/66819-yaosm-scratch.html
     
  12. ganons
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    ganons GBAtemp Addict

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    ok thanks for the answer guys. i guess best solution prolly to take mario galaxy and an update disc
     
  13. jan777

    jan777 motion control..? srsly? so 2008. 3DS is teh bombz

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    woooooooooohooooooooooooo!

    a lot of complications!

    im gonna cross that off my list to block 001 errors

    (cant patch games,)
     
  14. skawo96

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    Why?
     
  15. jan777

    jan777 motion control..? srsly? so 2008. 3DS is teh bombz

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    i dont burn?

    and i dont have enough money to buy all games that has this problem so i have to save for each one

    i'm getting SMG next month if all goes well
     
  16. skawo96

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    Oh! Sorry! [​IMG]
    So do you have an chip in your wii or not?
     
  17. jan777

    jan777 motion control..? srsly? so 2008. 3DS is teh bombz

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    yeah but i dont know what it is and i cant open the wii [​IMG]
     
  18. sosodef

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    So we bitch and cry because we can't take a screw driver and open the Wii to look, I hate bitchers and criers..

    "I don't know what chip I have... boo hoo"

    Lazy Ass!

    [​IMG]
     
  19. jan777

    jan777 motion control..? srsly? so 2008. 3DS is teh bombz

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    and i hate someone who thinks an emulator will brick a wii

    i cant open the wii cause i dont want to
     
  20. Loco023

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    Same here [​IMG] coz one screw is demaged probably by person who was installing modchip, i patch games with error 001 but i would like to know what chip is in.