Real confused on disc drives

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  1. loco365
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    So, I am wondering on my drive, so I checked the Wii Drive Chip database. I don't know on the specifications of drives, but I was told that I cannot use burned discs. When I checked the site, I read that if it is X drive, I cannot use any disc on it, even through emulators. But, I can read (Retail and burned) DVDs using WiiMC. Can I figure out, for once and for all, if my Wii can read burned DVDs for ISOs?

    Here is the info I got from the Wii Chip database:
    From http://www.wiidrives.com/identify?serial=LU658147454#
     
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    just try it
     
  3. ganon45

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    With those kind of drives, you're able to play back-up discs, so you should be good to go. Especially considering that the Wii was released a short time before your drives copyright year. Just make sure you have all the necessary things in place before trying to load back-ups through a back-up loader.


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    With those kind of drives, you're able to play back-up discs, so you should be good to go. Especially considering that the Wii was released a short time before your drives copyright year. Just make sure you have all the necessary things in place before trying to load back-ups through a back-up loader.
     
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    It took me about 4-5 days of staying up through the night, trying to figure out how to get all the files and components in place on my wii and sd card, before I finally got things ready to go, after receiving some help with IOS installation

    Before that, I became certain that my Wii's drive was too new and couldn't play back-up discs, NeoGamma even gave me a message when I tried loading up a back-up disc, saying that my drive was too new for DVD -Rs. I halted the installation process at that point, but something told me that the error I was getting was inaccurate. My Wii was purchased about a year after it's launch, so I figured that there was no way my drive was too new for back-ups discs to work. So I did the wiidrive thing, got the same message as you, learned that these drives were ok for back-up discs and came on here to ask about the IOS installation process. Turned out that I was missing a couple of more IOS files, so I found them, installed them, and then.... alakazam my discs were loading finally.
     
  5. WiiPower

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    If your drive can read ANYTHING from ANY DVD-R, DVD+R or retail video dvd, then it will load backups from discs as well. Get the latest NeoGamma beta, remove any disc and select launch disc. If the drive was not backup compatible, it would say so after the error.
     
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    Actually, that's what it says for me when I load without a disc. But when I use a disc, it loads just fine. I guess it's a slight miscue of the program.
     
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    What does it say exactly? Are you sure you don't have a modchip? Did you use an external dvd drive by chance for WiiMC?
     
  8. ganon45

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    I'm positive there's no mod chip, and use the factory disc drive.

    It says. "Drive too new for DVD -Rs... sorry :{" or something like that.
     
  9. loco365
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    If you're asking about my Wii, no. I don't have a modchip, I only softmodded it and I don't have an external drive.
     
  10. ganon45

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    And I know what I'm talking about. If I had an external drive, I wouldn't be speaking on it as if I were talking about the wii's regular drive.
     
  11. PsyBlade

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    try a different loader
     
  12. ganon45

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    oops, double post
     
  13. ganon45

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    what does that have to do with anything being mentioned? just curious