Wii Chipset identification

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  1. MichaelB
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    I don't know how to identify what chipset I have on my wii for modchips, I only know how to indentify what revision I have. For example they say that a modchip works with D3-2 and the other one says that it works with D2E. I do not know how this works and any help is appreciated.
     
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    Hello.:)

    For the 100 Percent save Identification method you have to disassemble your Wii and have an optical Check on the Mainboard/Drive Chip and so on.

    I think you have used the Wii Drive Chip Base:
    https://www.wiidrives.com/list

    Here is a Guide to Identify the Revision of the Wii:
    https://bitbuilt.net/forums/index.php?threads/revision-identification-guide.863/#post-9044

    They try to build an actual one:
    https://bitbuilt.net/forums/index.p...vision-based-off-of-serial-numbers.716/page-7

    May I ask please,which Drive/Mod Chip you want to use ?

    Thank you.:)
     
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    Thanks for the reply. I want to use the sunkey fusion mod chip. I don't have access to my wii right now but I can open it when I get home.:yay:
     
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    Thank you.

    http://www.d2sun.com/sunkey_fusion.htm

    Then the Drive Chip from your Wii should be not the Problem.:)
     
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    Nice thanks!:yay:
     
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    May I ask please,why no Softmod ?

    With BootMi and Priiloader you have 99 Percent Brick Protection.
    And with USBLoaderGX,Configurable USBLoader and WiiFlow you have 3 excellent Loaders for ALL Formats and USB Devices.
    Only for your Consideration,if you like.:D

    Thank you.:)
     
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    Yeah I know but freeloader doesn't work on 4.3.
     
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    :D

    No,I mean a Softmod where you can play your Games from an USB HDD for example.
    You do an Exploit" (a little programm that brings Software on the Wii).
    In Detail this is called "Letterbomb".
    You only need an not too big SD Card (2 GB recommended).

    This little Thing installs an Homebrew Channel on your Wii with them you can use Apps,Backup Loaders,Media Player,Emulators and so on.

    Here you can read about this Mod:

    https://wii.guide/

    It is not difficult if you read and do as suggested in this Manual.

    No disassembling of your Wii needed.
    No Modchip/DriveChip needed.:)

    Well, got curious ? :rofl2:
     
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    Well yes thanks but I don't want to pirate games sorry. I just want to be able to play region free. Thanks for the tip though!:yay:
     
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    I wish you good Luck and have fun with it.:yay:
    Thank you.:)
     
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    Region free with a drivechip doesn't work on 4.3 IIRC. You need to either load the game through any of the available loaders (Gecko OS for example) or use Priiloader to patch the system menu. In your case Priiloader is probably the best option as you'd be able to load your imports seamlessly like any other game.
    A modchip makes even less sense if you just want region free TBH. There are so many other ways to do that that don't require hardmodding.
    Plus with softmodding, you can use Nintendont, which lets you run GC games with memory card emulation, and use other controllers (USB controllers, Wiimote+Nunchuck, Classic Controller...), and also supports loading retail discs.
     
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    Uuuuu
    Isn't playing region free pirating?
     
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    Is it? I didn't know that.:O I thought owning the import games would be enough. Do I have to buy a Wii for the region I want to play games from?:unsure:

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    I didn't know you could play region free trough software thanks!! Also still wondering if it's piracy to play region free.
     
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    Who told you that, Nintendo? :P
    I don't think even they would come up with a lie that bold, even if their anti-piracy page is rife with incorrect information.
     
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    Haha ok, thanks for the quick reply.:yay:
     
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    Still just wondering because I already have a mod chip what version do you think I have? 15710707825708095772104493144526. 15710708777635029887184712234067.
     
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    This is an original Wii OEM DVD ROM Board.:)
     
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    Yeah I know but I don't know what chipset it uses.:huh:
     
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    Serial Number of your Wii begins with:
    (first 4 digits please).:)
     
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    LEH5
     
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