Trying to buy a Wii off Craigslist

Discussion in 'Wii - Hardware, Devices and Utilities' started by leavemealone347, Jun 17, 2010.

  1. leavemealone347
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    leavemealone347 GBAtemp Regular

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    So I am trying to buy a used Wii off Craigslist. Many people over there do not know about modding and BootMii

    Is there an hardware component or serial number I can ask for so that I can be sure that what I buy will be compatible with BootMii? That is pretty much why I want a used Wii off Craigslist, so it will be.
     
  2. AceOfAces

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    I'm pretty sure that all Wii's are compatible with BootMii as boot2. Correct me if I'm wrong.
     
  3. Dialexio

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    Unfortunately, the answer is not really. The best you can do is ask the following:
    • What System Menu came on the Wii? (Anything prior to 3.3 should be good.)
    • If the drive was never changed/repaired, what chipset does it have? (D2C2, I think, and later probably can't do BootMii as boot2.)
    Nope. Any Wii that came with System Menu 3.3 (or later) out of the box cannot have BootMii as boot2.
     
  4. leavemealone347
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    Is there a way I could tell them to check their disc drive's chipset?
     
  5. raulpica

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    Nope, they have to open wide the entire Wii to check that.
     
  6. leavemealone347
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    leavemealone347 GBAtemp Regular

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    Thanks for the help.

    I found someone on Craigslist who says he got the Wii two or three Christmases ago. Would 2 Christmases ago be long enough ago to get the boot2 functionality?

    Also it doesn't matter what the System Menu is on now does it? I modded my friends Wii but its been a long time...
     
  7. Blastoise

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    Should be, thats when I got my Wii and mines boot2. Don't hold me to it though, it could be different for other regions but in Aus, its should be fine
     
  8. giantpune

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    no. i got my first wii october-november 2008. it could not have bootmii at boot2 it has been 2 christmasses since then.
     
  9. torakuma

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    After trying for a couple of weeks on Craig's list, I switched over to E-Bay and found much better deals, both price wise and knowledge wise sellers. Was able to purchase 2 modded for less then the price of one from Craigs. Al E-Bay sellers have a e-mail address and they usually get back to you immediately on your questions. I would suggest you go this route.