Hacking Lost chip on an old hardmodded Wii

Baba44713

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Yes, it's a PAL Wii, forgot to add that, and as I recall it was v4.3. Didn't know it was a Korean one, that's weird (although, as I said, my brother bought it second-hand, or third-hand, who knows).

As for the lack of chip being the cause of drive problems, that's 100%, because this same thing happened once before while the chip was still glued on the case. The cable came off and the error started showing up, my brother called me up to see if I could help, and once I reconnected the cable to the chip, Wii started working right as rain again, both the cd drive and USB backups. Of course the chip is gone now, so that's that.

I'll run the syscheck as soon as I can and report back... I'll try to do it this evening if I grab some free time, but otherwise might be a couple of days though, due to some business trip that came up...when I come back I'll immediately send the results.

Thanks for the help so far though, this is truly a friendly community. Cheers! :)
 

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I ended up plugging in the disassembled Wii und running a syscheck, yay. :)

Here it is:

SysCheck HDE v2.4.0 HacksDen Edition by JoostinOnline, Double_A, R2-D2199, and Nano
...runs on IOS58 (rev 6176).

Region: PAL
System Menu 4.3E (v514)

Could not detect the drive date!
Homebrew Channel 1.1.2 running on IOS58

Hollywood v0x11
Console ID: 108293856
Console Type: Wii
Shop Channel Country: Croatia (71)
Boot2 v4
Found 97 titles.
Found 46 IOS on this console. 14 of them are stubs.

IOS4 (rev 65280): Stub
IOS9 (rev 1034): No Patches
IOS10 (rev 768): Stub
IOS11 (rev 256): Stub
IOS12 (rev 526): No Patches
IOS13 (rev 1032): No Patches
IOS14 (rev 1032): No Patches
IOS15 (rev 1032): No Patches
IOS16 (rev 512): Stub
IOS17 (rev 1032): No Patches
IOS20 (rev 256): Stub
IOS21 (rev 1039): No Patches
IOS22 (rev 1294): No Patches
IOS28 (rev 1807): No Patches
IOS30 (rev 2816): Stub
IOS31 (rev 3608): No Patches
IOS33 (rev 3608): No Patches
IOS34 (rev 3608): No Patches
IOS35 (rev 3608): No Patches
IOS36 (rev 3608): No Patches
IOS37 (rev 5663): No Patches
IOS38 (rev 4124): No Patches
IOS40 (rev 3072): Stub
IOS41 (rev 3607): No Patches
IOS43 (rev 3607): No Patches
IOS45 (rev 3607): No Patches
IOS46 (rev 3607): No Patches
IOS48 (rev 4124): No Patches
IOS50 (rev 5120): Stub
IOS51 (rev 4864): Stub
IOS52 (rev 5888): Stub
IOS53 (rev 5663): No Patches
IOS55 (rev 5663): No Patches
IOS56 (rev 5662): No Patches
IOS57 (rev 5919): No Patches
IOS58 (rev 6176): USB 2.0
IOS60 (rev 6400): Stub
IOS61 (rev 5662): No Patches
IOS62 (rev 6430): No Patches
IOS70 (rev 6912): Stub
IOS80 (rev 6944): No Patches
IOS222 (rev 65280): Stub
IOS223 (rev 65280): Stub
IOS249[56] (rev 65535, Info: d2x-v10beta53-alt): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0
IOS250[57] (rev 65535, Info: d2x-v10beta52): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0
IOS254 (rev 65281): BootMii
BC v6
MIOS v10
Report generated on 10/31/2008.
 

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I ended up plugging in the disassembled Wii und running a syscheck, yay. :)

Here it is:
sorry seeing the syscheck i'm certain the dipswitches are in the wrong position on your foto.
it needed to be set at least the last two both to off, it looks to be opposing what it should be.
wich is wierd, bet in opposed position it would stan in D2C2 PAL wich is at least region lock correct.
the first 2 switches have something to do witch the DVD-drive.
i now know why i never even tried a mod-chip on a wii, man how complicated while almost from the beginning there was a softmod.
softmod worked on almost all models for most games not having to go into details of hw.
only advantage i can see is SSD installation inside a wii over HDD external and being able to copied discs on a later model, where softmod just said go use an external hdd it's getting too complicated.

it's been a long time ago for me, but: Could not detect the drive date! sounds like the DVD-drive is or not connected or not responding to data requests.
 
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because the modchip never got a firmware update since 4.2, and i'm not sure if that might be part of the problem.
but i'm almost certain the dipswitches are in the wrong position.
the external switch module was optional, so i doubt it's the real problem, but wrong settings of model and region would lock the drive wich is what is described as the problem.
4.3 is not significantly different from 4.2 (or 4.1 for that matter), so I would think if it worked on 4.2 it should work on 4.3 as well; but I don't know squat about hard mods so I could be wrong
 
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You can try install Homebrew Loader using LetterBomb xploit and then configure a USB loader, is better with childs, no broken/scratch disk running around.
 
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