Wii drive question

Discussion in 'Wii - Hardware, Devices and Utilities' started by fatfrank, Dec 31, 2009.

  1. fatfrank
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    fatfrank GBAtemp Regular

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    Excuse me if this been covered, i didn't find a clear answer to this yet.

    I have a LU4016XXXX serial. This wii was bought just before christmas so it's most probably a d3-2 board.

    If i want to use a device like drivekey to boot from DVDs or Flatmii from pc, would i ahev to replace just the drive board to a d2c or do i have to change the whole drive?

    Also if i should go with soft mod, can i downgrade to 4.1 according to my serial? I'm on 4.2 and i heard some newer Wiis will brick if you try to downgrade them after reaching 4.2.

    Thank you in advance for the clarifications.
     
  2. XFlak

    XFlak Wiitired but still kicking

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    no need to downgrade, 4.2 is hackable and has just recently a new system menu hack allows for regionfree everything
     
  3. fatfrank
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    fatfrank GBAtemp Regular

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    great, thanks, glad to hear that then. aside from a few games that seem to have issues, like Castlevania Judgement and Little King Story, (those are some i noticed in a compatibility list that might be out of date) most ISOs are reported to work flawlessly, why are modchips still being sold for the Wii???

    Thanks for your reply i think i'll be modding tommorow morning and going out to buy an external hdd.