Wii shuts down when I insert this

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  1. mcjones92
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    mcjones92 Kingpin

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    I bought this: Wiikey SD adapter

    and it is basically an off brand SD Gecko. Everytime insert it into my wii my wii basically shorts out and goes to the red light shutdown. No matter if there is an SD card in the adapter or not. Why does it do this? Is there anyway to fix it? I just want to dump games without going over the Internet.
     
  2. Det1re

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    Do you have a Wiikey installed. I could imagine it only works with an working Wiikey.
     
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    I have wiikey 2 installed.
     
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    Mhh OK. Maybe the item you received is defective. Is it the same when you insert it while the Wii is off? So can it boot with the card inserted?
     
  5. mcjones92
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    Yes when it is in the wii refuses to turn on
     
  6. Dr4c0

    Dr4c0 GBAtemp Regular

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    isnt it for the GC...just because it works with GC doesnt mean the wii will act the same..... and if it is suppose to work and its not.......then it is defective...so says Ockham's razor


    also if it is making ur wii cut straight off......maybe u should stop doing it.....could be bad for it...
     
  7. Sazzles

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    The title of the page is "Wiikey SD Card Adapter for Wii" . Yes.... I'm almost sure it's for the Wii!
     
  8. raulpica

    raulpica With your drill, thrust to the sky!

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    Okay okay. Let's clarify somethings here.

    This adapter DOESN'T WORK only with WiiKey. It works on unmodded Wiis, modded Wiis and GCs. So it's also not only for GC.

    The first homebrews for Wii used this for saving, so you can be sure that's supported by the Wii.

    If it does this problem, it's been probably wrongly soldered inside. Try it on another Wii, if it does the same thing, throw it away. It could potentially damage the MemCard slot.
    Don't forget to try a GC memcard on your Wii, if it does the same thing, then the problem's in your Wii.

    Also why not just dump games over WiFi locally or directly on the Wii internal SD slot? IIRC, there are dumpers that do that.
     
  9. mcjones92
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    I'm not in to homebrew, but that will be my next choice. And standard GC mems do work. And is there a way to dump a game directly to the internal SD? The whole point is avoiding my ISP from seeing my downloads.

    Is installing wads and homebrew shit really as hard as it seems?
     
  10. Det1re

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    No.