The risks of uninformed chip updating?

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by Wangus8, Nov 9, 2007.

  1. Wangus8

    Wangus8 Member

    Nov 8, 2007
    United States
    Hello everyone.

    I have a jap wii that was bought pre-chipped. Other than semi-bricking it on strikers charged, I've had no serious issues with the thing. Recently, there have been reports that with an updated wiikey, SMG (jap) can unbrick jap wiis.

    Unfortunately, because I don't know what chip might be in my wii, I'm worried about updating blindly. Is this something I shouldn't do? Would trying the wiikey update somehow damage the chip or wii if the chip in my wii isn't a wiikey? Or is this not something I have to worry about. I tend to think that the shotgun method of just trying each chip's update until I find the proper one could be dangerous.

    Thoughts? Comments?
  2. tomqman

    tomqman This Is Everyone's Fault But Mine.

    Aug 7, 2007
    Isle Of Wight
    i know wiikey does a test flash before updating so it should fail if you dont have a wiikey
  3. Bob Loblaw

    Bob Loblaw Read the Bob Loblaw Law Blog!

    Aug 7, 2007
    United States
    throw a wiikey config disc in and see if you can change the settings. or like tomqman sauid throw in the update disc and it will do a test flash
  4. linuxares

    linuxares I'm not a generous god!

    Aug 5, 2007
    Call them and ask what chip it is?
    Open The Wii?