Wii Internal Gamecube Memory Card Mod

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by CBWhiz, Mar 1, 2008.

  1. CBWhiz

    CBWhiz Newbie

    Feb 2, 2008
    United States
    This mod is about putting a Gamecube memory card inside the Wii.

    Quick Review:

    1. You need to open the Wii fully - not just up to the drive (for a drivemod). The only directions I have found are here: http://www.xbox-modchips.com/wii-tutorials...embly-guide.htm

    2. I used this basic guide, though it is kind of self explanatory: http://forums.maxconsole.net/showthread.ph...4323&page=3

    Wii Board Pinout:

    Memory card Pinout:

    Completed (Not my installation):

    So, I've opened it up, did the mod, and closed it up. I didn't connect the three wires marked as 'unused'.

    I can view everything fine in the Wii menu and load saved Windwaker games perfectly.
    ...except I can't save. Windwaker tells me the card is damaged.

    Does anyone have any advice as to which pins may be bridged, or not connected? Can I leave those three out? And what gauge wire should I be using? Thanks in advance.
  2. superrob

    superrob H4X H4X H4X!

    Apr 4, 2007
    GBATemp factory.
    Maybe you killed something on the Memory card while soldering?
    Or may be a bad solder joint somewhere.
  3. Rykin

    Rykin GBAtemp Fan

    Feb 15, 2004
    United States
    Baltimore, MD
    Do you have some form of insulation (such as electrical tape) between the memory card and the Wii motherboard? If not, the card could be touching something on the board that is causing a short. It's hard to tell without pictures, though.

    Make sure all your solder points are covered with insulation also, to prevent any other shorts.

    Here is another webpage with the internal mod. It's not as pretty looking, but it may help you reflect on something you may have missed.