Need help to find out what chip i have.

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  1. hamchan
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    So when I bought the Wii the shopkeeper didn't know what chip was in the Wii. I've looked through some suggestions and it looks like the recommended step is to open it up and look at the serial. Unfortunately this isn't possible for me to do (don't ask [​IMG]) so i'm wondering if its possible for me to do something like this: Download the Wiikey update, burn to disc, insert in wii and see what happens. Will I end up with a brick if my chip is not a wiikey or will it be something harmless like just not being able to start the disc? I really hope its the latter then I can knock down the chips one by one until I find my one. Just hoping someone knows what will happen, i don't want a brick [​IMG] Thanks in advance.
     
  2. JPH

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    Just try the install disc of the Wiikey...or take apart your Wii and check to see what you have.

    Good luck.
     
  3. hamchan
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    So if i try it and its not the wiikey it won't brick?
    If so, i'm going for it [​IMG]
     
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    I really doubt you'll brick your Wii by just putting a Wiikey Install Disc.
    You might as well try it. [​IMG]
     
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    Cool thanks alot. BTW the Wiikey site is down, do you know any other places to download the updates?
     
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    No problem.
    Yes, you can find the link here (Conveniently, GBAtemp has a Download section - check the toolbar up at the top)
     
  7. Xandu

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    I'm having the same problem, but I think mine's a Cyclowiz since it doesn't run Call of Duty. Should I try Wiikey Update 1.9g? What results should I get if it's a Cyclowiz/Wiikey ?
     
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    Thanks again.
     
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    I tried the Wiikey Update 1.9g disc but, the Wii doesn't even recognize it. Maybe because it's only 41mb? Shouldn't GameCube ISOs be 1.3GB?
     
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    Yay the Wii recognised the 1.3 disc. The disc size doesn't matter i think, the iso for 1.3 was only 7 mb.
     
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    Mine recognizes the config disc too. It just doesn't save the settings I don't think. It also recognizes the Wiinja, Cyclowiz ones [​IMG]
     
  12. hamchan
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    Really? I'm confused now as to whether i have the right chip. Anyways its not supposed to save the settings on the disk, it saves it on the chip. So the disc will always remain default but the chip has been changed.
     
  13. Xandu

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    Yeah, I'd say try the incompatible games with every chip, and from there you can know which chip [​IMG].
     
  14. test84

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    Hey guys, Did you find out about your chips? and how?
     
  15. hamchan
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    Nope, maybe ill try the 1.9b update.