Is my Wii modable?

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by zonnikku, Sep 30, 2007.

  1. zonnikku

    zonnikku Member

    Dec 5, 2006
    Okay, I bought my Wii in very early June 2007 (June 2nd). I've heard Wiis released around June have D2C modchips, which are unmoddable for now (although I also hear there's been some progress on that).

    I checked that site that says what chipset your Wii might have, and I put in the serial and it says it's most probably a D2B, but I don't want to buy a modchip just to find out I wasted money. :\

    The Best Buy I bought my Wii at actually had them in their stock for a week, so it would be May when they still had it in the store, and I bet those my Wii was manufactured in early May...

    So, does anyone think my Wii could have a D2C chip?

    If the chips were put inside Wiis in late June I don't have much to worry about, so I just need to know.
    I'd buy a tri-wing screwdriver and find out, but I'm getting one as a bundle with the Wiikey I'm going to buy, so I can't...
  2. ZeWarrior

    ZeWarrior TheWarrior

    Jul 2, 2007
    Open it up. There's no way to know 100% without opening it.
  3. JPH

    JPH Banned

    Jul 11, 2006
    United States
    Yeah, I don't think that there are other ways to tell besides cracking it open and taking a look.
  4. lenselijer

    lenselijer GBAtemp Advanced Maniac

    Mar 27, 2006
    yea just open it [​IMG]

    maybe you have 3 cut legs on your d2b chip, then it will be pretty hard to install a chip.
  5. screwed

    screwed Advanced Member

    Oct 19, 2006
    where exactly is the serial number on the Wii?

    and there wouldn't be a sneaky way of checking it before buying one? [​IMG]
  6. zonnikku

    zonnikku Member

    Dec 5, 2006
    On the bottom of the Wii. Mine started with LU5148, and looking at these numbers, I might be lucky enough to have a D2B chipset without cut legs:

    GC2R - D2B

    (Incompatible with first generation mod chips)

    * LU 1047XXXXX
    * LU 10510XXXX
    * LU 1054XXXXX
    * LU 1720XXXXX

    * LU 3070XXXXX
    * LU 3072XXXXX
    * LU 3074XXXXX
    * LU 3099XXXXX
    * LU 3127XXXXX
    * LU 3129XXXXX
    * LU 3142XXXXX

    * LU 50853XXXX
    * LU 5089XXXXX
    * LU 5092XXXXX
    * LU 5094XXXXX
    * LU 5095XXXXX
    * LU 5131XXXXX
    * LU 51519XXXX

    GC2 - D2B

    (New Wii with the chip's legs missing)

    * LU 31588XXXX
    * LU 5154XXXXX
    * LU 5157XXXXX
    * LU 5161XXXXX
    * LU 5164XXXXX

    Mine is between LU 5131 and LU 51519, so maybe I don't have anything to worry about...

    Also, looking here, I can see that I'm right at the edge between having a Wii with cut legs (right before they started making them! Damn, I'm lucky). However, it seems that I most likely don't have a D2C chipset in my Wii. I still won't know for sure until I open it up, but I'm fairly sure I have a D2B chipset now after looking through these things.