Very Dumb Question

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  1. CrazySka
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    CrazySka The Original Ska

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    OK this is gonna sound dumb I have a Wii now that is soft modded and I love it to death. I always like to have a backup system incase something goes wrong. What im asking is What serial numbers should I be looking for when buying a Used wii so it can play DVD's? I have tons of gamecube backups now as my gamecube has taken a dump and I would like to get another wii that will read DVD's
     
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    Try this website: http://www.wiidrives.com/list. It should tell you the Drive number associated with that serial number. Make sure you do not get one with the D3-2 drive or higher as you will not be able to run backups off it.
     
  3. troy512

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    if the wii has been sent in for repairs then the drive is most likely switched. also the older wii may have had the drive swapped for whatever reason by a previous owner.

    here is a list of serials compiled using wiidrives.

    If the serial number is higher than these, the wii may have a D3-2/D4 drive:

    Australia
    LAH1137XXXXX

    Europe
    LEF121XXXXXX
    LEF201XXXXXX
    LEF500XXXXXX
    LEH2671XXXXX
    LEH5008XXXXX
    LEM100XXXXXX
    LEM5000XXXXX

    Japan
    LJF506XXXXXX
    LJHXXXXXXXXX - No Known Serials at this time
    LJM5030XXXXX

    Korea
    LKM1062XXXXX

    Malaysia
    LSH1001XXXXX

    USA / Canada / South America
    LU7005XXXXX
    LU3882XXXXX
    LU1130XXXXX

    United Arab Emirates
    LMH1005XXXXX