Wasabi DX in my Japanese Wii WILL NOT play NTSC/PAL discs

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    I am having an issue with my Wasabi DX chip installed in my Japanese Wii. Everything is perfect, the cables/dipswitches are perfect, I can access the Wasabi menu, I can change/save the settings, and I can play my Wii's native region games (Japan).

    HOWEVER! It will get a disc read error with any American (NTSC) or European (PAL) game I put in it. Why? Everything else is working fine. Can somebody explain what's going on? Do I need to update the chip? I bought it from 4CoolDay (shipping took about 2 weeks, but I finally got it).

    There is ONE THING I need to mention before any of you respond. The little tray with the 4 dipswitches on it can easily come off with tape, but it's not a problem. I just pop the 4 switches back in their holes and pop the tray back on the dipswitch socket. I looked at the section and nothing seems complicated enough to cause any kind of damage.
     
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    if you have system menu 4.2, it has improved region checking over earlier system menus. you can check the game & mod chip by booting it through geckoOS. there you can make sure that the game launches and also see what game ID is reported.

    if you can boot a USA game through geckoOS and not through the system menu, then it is definitely an issue with the region checking of the system menu. there are many ways to circumvent it ( all involving softmodding) , but at least you will know what the issue is.
     
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    Whoops, forgot to state that this Wii IS NOT the same as my other one. The firmware on this Wii is 3.1J.

    Entirely different situations. This Japanese Wii doesn't have any hacks or mods on it either, just the Wasabi DX modchip I recently installed in it (which isn't reading other regions' discs). Took 2 weeks to receive in the mail, too. Bah.

    It seems like there is nothing wrong with my modchip, but I am unsure as to what firmware version it is. I purchased it from 4CoolDay for $31.00 with free shipping, and it looks like they had old stock, so it could be 1.3 for all I know.


    Another clarification, I decided on getting a modchip for my backup Japanese Wii (the one in this discussion) ever since I had to open it to borrow some parts (Bluetooth Module and DVD drive specifically; I broke the ribbon cable holder on my main Wii purchased at launch with firmware version 4.2 (USA) and the Bluetooth Module in it was fried causing the BLACK SCREEN OF DEATH). Don't ask me how I was able to get my Japanese Wii a new Bluetooth Module after the first swap because my answer will probably get me in trouble like with that other forum (where I have a similar stupid rushed username, lol). But I'm sure we've all done what I had to do at some point. Serves Nintendo right for giving us shoddy hardware[​IMG]. A Bluetooth Module should not cause a Wii to brick. It should let the customer know that it should be repaired or that it was dislodged and display an error code of some sort that indicates a "Bluetooth Module" error. Oh well.

    In conclusion: this discussion is about my Japanese Wii ONLY and how the modchip is not allowing it to read other regions' discs. My other main Wii (purchased at launch and has firmware version 4.2 (USA)) has had its situation resolved and has nothing to do with this.

    Once again, sorry about the miscommunication.
     
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    Easiest solution is update to 4.2J, install BootMii Boot2 and make a NAND backup so you can go back to a untouched 4.2J, then install Priiloader using Bannerbomb or install the HBC and use that to install Priiloader.
     
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    ^Heh, you must be a riot. Why should I go through all that trouble when the modchip should allow region free right from the start? I know nothing is wrong with it, so I came to the conclusion that I need to update the modchip, not the Wii. The latest update for Wasabi DX is 3.0, correct? Maybe once I update it, I should be alright.
     
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    Banned monkat I'd like to see you TRY to ban me. (Should I try?.

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    I once got Wasabi in my Wii. It heated up to a boil, and then just burned. The Wii never worked again [​IMG]...but it made great dip [​IMG]!
     
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    Some things to note before installing your solderless chip:

    1. Turn off WiiConnect24 and any wireless connections to the internet.
    2. For cripes sakes, USE ANTISTATIC TAPE!
     
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    It was a joke...wasabi...spicy....burned...dip....nom nom nom?
     

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