really wierd problem with the Wii's firmware

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Feb 2, 2008
  1. evilguy
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    It's kind of a long story so i'll make it berief..
    I bought my wii about six monthes ago in US, ntsc version of course. It has the D2C board, but fortunately the d2ckey came out at the about same time, and so I was one of the firsts that chipped his wii with this chip, I didnt do it myself, I paid for it. I got my wii back a day after but then I discovered that it got bricked and somehow a Pal firmware was now installed on it.
    I counldnt get inside the Settings menu and I was able to run mostly pal versions of games. I couldnt fix this issue for quite some time, and I tried serveral techniques but none worked, Until recently... I dont know why I did it or what it did, I only tried to flash an Update disc of wiikey which of course didnt work but it has unbricked my wii! I now have Pal firmware that works the only problems are:
    1. whenever a new pal game that out that contains an update on it, it duplicates the channels.
    2.whenever it try to load Nintendo games (such as SMG or WII family ski) I get an "Error 001 unauthorized device has been detected". its like they inserts in their games some kind of protection or I dont know what that discover that I have PAL firmware on an ntsc device.

    to all of the skeptics- the store gave me back the same wii, I checked it up and It got d2ckey and its indeed ntsc, I know the whole story is wierd but its true and that's really sucks that I cant play SMG, I whould appreciate if any of you got some ideas how can I sort these issues.
    thanks alot.
     
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    How did you "checked it up"? I still am a skeptic and think at least part of the internals were swapped. I've never seen a report of a Wii that was able to have it's entire firmware switched from NTSC to PAL with any system update. Either they get bricked or semi-bricked but never working with a change from "n.nU" to "n.nE". What is the exact version of your firmware in the settings menu? Why didn't you take it back originally and why haven't you still taken it back to the person who originally performed the mod?
     
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    the firmware is 3.1E, and I took the wii to the store and they suggested to take out the chip and return for my money but that whouldnt slove the problem and thats not what I wanted... I opened the case and checked that the chip is indeed d2ckey and the serial no. of the wii is the same as the one I gave them. maybe they really did replaced some of the internals, but I really doubt that they had the time to insert the chip and replace internal parts within an hour. and why whould they do it? and I have no idea how can I prove that they switched parts in the WII if they really did...
     
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    Sounds odd. Do NTSC originals work?
     
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    nope, they dont...
    I only have the WII sports and it dosent working, only the pal version works...
     
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    sounds like sombody swopped your wii for pal one, whats the code off your wii?
     
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    just tried now SSBM and got the same "Error 001 unauthorized device has been detected". cant run nintendo games...
     
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    did you open up the wii to check, cuz they could have put a pal drive in!
     
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    Not a PAL drive. They probably swapped your Wii thinking you'd never notice, or didn't care if you did.

    They obviously didn't put a d2ckey in your wii because you wouldn't get the Error 001. The cases for Wii are very interchangeable so they may have just taken the top from your Wii off and put it on a PAL machine.

    Sucks for you man.
     
  10. aardvarks

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    thats wot it sounds like, cuz how would you get a pal semi bricked wii. open it up an post us a pic
     
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    First of all I already opened the case and saw with my bare eyes that I have d2ckey...
    second, how can I know what type of WII do I got? if they replaced the whole wii and left me just the top? I highly doubt it but it never hearts to check it up... anyway I still think they couldnt made it within the 1 hour time frame they got.
    third, my main problem is that I have d2ckey and I cant pass this protection...
     
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    I'm really tierd now I'll post some pics tomorrow, if its alright?
     
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    they fitted a d2ckey in hr, shit they r the fastest i ever heard!
     
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    yeah If I remember right they called me back about 1-1.5 hour after I gave them the wii...
     
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    please do m8, catch you tomorow
     

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