Replace Wii NAND between two Wiis

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  1. Cisz
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    Hi! I have an old launch day Wii that can't read data-DVDs (It can run Wii discs). This is the Wii that I have used the most, but aside from the DVD issue, it's got an noisy fan despite clearing all the dust. I purchased another launch day Wii in better condition, that can read video DVDs in WiiMC.

    Is it possible to swap NAND of these units so I get "my old Wii" on the Wii hardware in better condition?

    Will it believe it is the old Wii in every way, with the old MAC-address and everything? Do you think it will be able to play video DVDs since that hardware could?

    If you've restored NAND or know how it works I would be very interested in hearing your thoughts! Thanks!
     
  2. XFlak

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    I'm pretty sure giantpune wrote an app that can do this, can't remember what its called.

    Why not just migrate your mii's and save files using save game manager gx though, what else could you care about that you need to migrate the whole nand?

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    Found it
    http://wiibrew.org/wiki/Punetwiin
     
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    Thank you XFlak! I think that is what I needed. I'll try it. :)

    I wanted to move NAND but with the old hardware identifiers so all my channels would be brought over and my Wii Shop Channel will register it as the same account... even if that shuts down soon soit won't really be that relevant.
     
  4. XFlak

    XFlak Wiitired but still kicking

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    Just read and understand the risks, and good luck
     
  5. Cisz
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    The results using punetwiin are in! I had to reinstall Homebrew Channel for it to open properly, but no big deal.

    Working:
    Homebrew apps
    Channels/Games on the old NAND
    DVD Video using WiiMC (That didn't work on the old Wii)
    Internet channel & Netflix

    Not working:
    Wii Shop Channel (It closes soon anyway though)
    007 Golden Eye online multiplayer (It closes next month anyway)
    Channels/Games off-loaded to SD card (They were not "allowed" to run on the new console) This something I needed really.

    I don't see much use of this swap since I can't launch my old channels off the SD card, but it was worth the try!
     
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  6. XFlak

    XFlak Wiitired but still kicking

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    What if u move them off the SD card into the old wii (assuming there's enough space) then try migrating?
     
  7. Cisz
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    Yeah, I think that would work since it seems putewiin does that with the games on the Wii. But I have far too many games on my SD card (more than 1 GB) to fit on the Wii.
     
  8. XFlak

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    Migrate, move new wii channels to SD card, migrate again but with different channels on source nand, move to SD card, repeat until complete?
     
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  9. Cisz
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    That seems like it would work, but it's too much work so I think I will replace the DVD drive and fan instead.

    It seemed a little unstable since when I reinstalled Bootmii as IOS and boot2 using Hackmii, all games installed on the NAND disappeared. I did that since it took minutes to load up the homebrew channel from the Wii menu HBC channel, but all that was required was reinstalling HBC using Hackmii. So it worked but perhaps not perfectly.
     
  10. Cisz
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    Long overdue update for future reference. I handed the Wii in to a workshop that replaced the DVD drive (and reinstalled the homebrew channel and some IOS:es but don't think that's what did it) and then DVD video playback worked!
     
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