Wii drive swap

Discussion in 'Wii - Hardware, Devices and Utilities' started by lukands, Dec 24, 2010.

  1. lukands

    lukands I took the little bus here

    Mar 27, 2009
    Your mamas house
    I have 2 Wii consoles, 1 works but the drive doesn`t read discs. The 2nd Wii is bricked beyond repair. Is it possible to take the drive out of the bricked Wii and put it in the other Wii that works? OR because the Wii is bricked the drive is also useless? Both consoles are old so compatibility to play backups is not an issue.
    So I guess the real question is.......when a Wii is bricked does it only effect the main mobo and/or the drive also?
  2. ThePowerOutage

    ThePowerOutage The Lord of the Flyes

    Mar 23, 2009
    Just the Mobo, you'll be fine.
  3. kai445

    kai445 GBAtemp Fan

    Oct 16, 2006
    United States
    You can take the drive from the bricked wii and put it in the one that powers on.
  4. unnkown95

    unnkown95 GBAtemp Regular

    Oct 19, 2010
    United States
    yeah i would just take the drive out and put it inot the working one to get 1 good one
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