Which modchip?

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by thunderwolf333, Jun 8, 2008.

  1. thunderwolf333

    thunderwolf333 Newbie

    Jun 8, 2008
    United States
    My requirements:
    I have no solder experience and I don't plan on trying on the wii!
    So I am looking to purchase the chip pre-soldered to a wii clip. So all I have to do is open the wii.

    My system:
    I purchased my Wii June 2007.
    Checked my serial number (LU 5160XXXXXX) here's what I found on wii-tracker:
    Your Drive Chip is most likely GC2-D2B.

    Your Drive Pins are most likely not cut.

    I will most likely open my system up prior to purchase just to make sure...

    Ok, so with that information what Modchip would you recommend?
    I would like the cheapest solution possible; not that I'm pressed for money but still. In the united states.
    And I would also like it to be stable and updateable.
    Thanks for your help! [​IMG]
  2. SenorClean

    SenorClean GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Mar 21, 2008
    WII-CLIP V3 + a wiikey sounds like a good option for you.

    Another good option is Free-Clip - which will let you run solderless YAOSM.

    ^^ These two are only for if your legs aren't cut. If they are...

    Go for either a wasabi or d2pro9 and clip. These will cost a fair bit more though.

    EDIT: Just had a quick look around - dealextreme have free-clip and it is very cheap. http://www.dealextreme.com/details.dx/sku.12714
  3. darkhawk

    darkhawk Member

    May 26, 2008
    If your legs arnt cut then from my expirience the Wii Key is a good choice. Yes its not the newest chip but it does the job and i havnt had any problems with it.
    My Wii was also D2B i bough mine in feburay i had the earlier ones that didnt have any legs missing. So you either have that one or the one with 1 missing leg or the one where you have to solder to the 3 IC legs, but its best to open it and be 100% what you have.

    I would use the clip as a last solution mainly because my expirience with it wasnt good. Since i didnt have a real soldering skills i went witht he WiiClip V3 for the Wiikey. The clip didnt fit the chip (too big) but i got my money back. So i decided to practice on some old circuit boards and solderd it to my Wii directly, considering the size of the Wii Key(you realy cant understant how small it is untill you see it) it went well and its been going great for the past 5 months. Also a "clip" will never be as good as the thing being solderd on higher chance of it comeing out and not working.

    *Either get a pro to solder the chip thats for your board.
    *Do it yourself.
    *Buy a pre modded Disc Drive.
    *Use a WiiClip with a presolderd chip for your board.
  4. didineedthis

    didineedthis Member

    Feb 25, 2008
    get yourself a wiikey, works fine , stable and updatable via dvd.
    also cheap too.

  5. crinz

    crinz Member

    Feb 23, 2008
    people are down on wiikey on the internet (YAOSM fanboys) but if yo uwant something simple and has good compatibility then go with wiikey. I have had mone for 8 months on a launch wii and have had zero problems.