Where is the Wii' serial number kept on the Wii?

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by RadioShadow, Nov 10, 2008.

  1. RadioShadow
    OP

    RadioShadow GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Member
    526
    18
    Aug 30, 2007
    UK
    Anyone that says "look at the Wii's sticker on the Wii" will get shot.

    I know the Wii Backup Disc v1.31 disc does show the actual Wii's serial number. My PAL Chipped Wii's supposed Serial Number was different to the one the Backup Disc showed and it was that one that allowed me to format the Shop Channel and fix the error that comes up.

    Now the Wii Backup Disc v1.31 only works if you have a chipped Wii and using firmware 3.2X (I had to downgrade).


    Now I have another PAL Wii, not chipped and has the 3.2U firmware on with the homebrew channel. The only problem is, I can only use the UK Shop Channel and it says the Serial number on the stick I enter is incorrect when I try to format the Shop Channel (the hell?). I need to format so I can use the US Shop Channel.

    I tried loading the Backup Disc with the backup Loader to obtain the correct Serial number but that failed. [​IMG] Hoping this new gamma loader might fix the problem.

    The easiest solution would be to chip the Wii but I don't really want to do that. If anyone knows where the Serial number is stored on the Wii, perhaps a quick homebrew tool could be made to display the correct Serial code.
     
  2. djtaz

    djtaz PM's Full - Wadder Me

    Member
    2,997
    2
    Sep 21, 2008
    did you try the shop update ... safe 3.3 update thing ?
     
  3. UrkeytaY

    UrkeytaY GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    115
    0
    Sep 18, 2008
    United States
    It's been quite a while and I don't think I even have the box anymore, but try looking around on the box the Wii came in.
     
  4. RadioShadow
    OP

    RadioShadow GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Member
    526
    18
    Aug 30, 2007
    UK
    It's second hand so it came with no box.
     
  5. quim69

    quim69 GBAtemp Fan

    Member
    485
    0
    Oct 26, 2008
    Netherlands Antilles
    The easiest solution would be to put the chipped drive in this wii for 2mins, run the backup disc to get the serial and then put the chipped drive back in the original wii.
     
  6. ether2802

    ether2802 we have the techno...!!

    Former Staff
    4,350
    5
    Oct 14, 2007
    Mexico
    Pto. Vallarta
    Do you know that the Backup Disc 1.31 can be loaded thru SoftChip_rev40??? I did it and works, I hope it's not a late post