Modchips on Wii Consoles after August 2009

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by coursemyhorse, Jan 20, 2010.

  1. coursemyhorse
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    I heard that Wii consoles manufactured after August 2009 can not have modchips inside them? Is this true? Or only true for solderless ones?
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  2. longtom1

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    Depends if you have one of the new drives(won't play burned disks at all), if you have a Wii with one of the new drives No chip will work your only way is to replace the drive or use a usb loader
     
  3. dogeggs

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    you could always use one of those WODE things, D2 Sun or the upcoming wiikey fusion....? none play dvdrs mind....
     
  4. coursemyhorse
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    Just to update this topic for anyone in the future that might read it having found it in a search, the easiest way to use modchips such as the drivekey in these newer style Wii drive, is to buy a replacement Wii DVD drive PCB. You want the non D3 one. This can be swapped out with a quick bit of soldering and then you can use a drivekey. The Wii's serial number can be used to check if it has a D3 style drive, but often this is not accurate if your Wii is a refurb or had a repair, as they tend to use the newer style drives even in older cases/chassis.