Need to virginize Wii, wondering about re-hacking it afterward

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by revanrules, Sep 20, 2010.

  1. revanrules
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    So after trucking my wii back and forth to college and different people's houses so many times it decided to stop reading discs. I bought the lens cleaning kit but unfortunately that was not enough. I need to send it back to nintendo, but before I do that I figured it would be a good idea to remove all the hacks i've done. I've found a good guide (http://sites.google.com/site/completesg/other-stuff/virgin) but it says that afterwards the Wii won't be able to be re-hacked.

    Does anyone know anything about this...is there a way to virginize a wii so that it is rehackable? or am i SOL?
     
  2. mike333

    mike333 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Afaik there is no 100% clean my wii guide.
    Cfg USB Loader works fine.
     
  3. techboy

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    You can virginize and still rehack. Just treat it as if you had never modded it when rehacking.

    I don't recommend virginizing though. N may still refuse to fix it, since there are things that virginizing won't remove. Also, you can brick your wii if you do it incorrectly. Even if N does fix it, they'll likely give you a drive that won't read burned discs.

    Consider changing the drive yourself. It's not difficult, and once you get the wii apart (youtube has disassembly videos), changing the drive is a matter of a few screws and cables. Parts are readily available online.
     
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    Or if you don't want to go through the trouble of all that (or risk Nintendo not accepting your Wii), you could use an external HDD to load games with a USB Loader. The only problem there is that you won't be able to play a game you only have the disc of without using someone else's Wii to put it on your HDD.
     
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    Thanks for the responses. I've decided to just buy a replacement laser and do it myself.