install hbc without dvd drive??

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  1. m-tek
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    m-tek GBAtemp Regular

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    Just got given a wii with "disc read error" on all games....

    What can I do to get hbc on it to run usb loader.. Can I put another dvd drive in it , install hbc then take the drive back out??

    What options have i got??

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  2. Apekop

    Apekop GBAtemp Regular

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    well its not gonna run the twilight hack without the twilight princess ey, so youll prolly need to get a working dvd reader in there
     
  3. m-tek
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    so will any working drive work a wii or are they paired to the mobo like 360's??
     
  4. Edgedancer

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    I am not sure what you mean by "paired to the mobo like 360's" but as of now, you have to run twlight princess to be able to install the homebrew channel.
     
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    He's asking if the wii drive is hooked up to the wii like the 360 drive to the 360, where you need the correct keys to replace a drive
     
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    There is absolutely no pairing. You can put any drive (DMS / D2A / D2B / D2C / D2C2 / D2E) in any Wii and it will work.

    You could borrow a drive from someone else's wii, install HBC, then give it back. Or use flatmii. Or buy a replacement drive. Or if you're not in a hurry, you could wait for Comex's Bannerbomb - which probably won't need a dvd-rom at all.
     
  7. m-tek
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    cool.. ive already got a chipped/softmodded wii ... I was given a faulty one for spares... But if I can getting running with usb loader I wont need a drive...

    Out of interest .. how far is bannerbomb from being released?? anyone know??