Wii U (EUR) and GamePad (USA)

Discussion in 'Wii U - Hacking & Backup Loaders' started by SolidusXII, Jan 12, 2016.

  1. SolidusXII
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    hello :)

    I found a used Wii U (EUR) and a GamePad (USA) for $50

    The Wii U is on a low frimware so I was happy to grab it for future hacks, now the issue is that whenever I try to use the Gamepad on the Wii U it asks for update and fail due to the difference in region, anything that can be done? I checked on eBay and found few (EUR) gamepads with crazy prices £100-150 and no way I would pay.

    Many thanks everyone and sorry if this was asked before.
     
  2. totlol

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    GamePads are region locked, and currently there is no way to unlock them. It may be possible with the IOSU exploit.
     
  3. Noy2222

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    Nintendo has very particular region locking. My 3DS is American and my Wii U is European.
    I was able to copy my Mii from 3DS to Wii U but couldn't use my American Nintendo ID with my EU WiiU.
     
  4. dreassica

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    For that cheap, just get a gamepad pcb from ebay or elsewhere and swap it. It is how I did it with a Wiiu on 2.0.1 fw when i wanted to use the gamepad on a 5.5. wiiu.
     
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  5. SolidusXII
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    Great, can u please explain more if possible? I did a quick search on eBay and found only analog joysticks when I searched for "Wii U Gamepad PCB"

    And how to confirm that the PCB is (EUR) region. Many thanks for ur reply
     
  6. dreassica

    dreassica GBAtemp Regular

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    Something like this http://www.ebay.nl/itm/Nintendo-Wii...734080?hash=item1a0b991f40:g:zSsAAOSwZG9WhpTu

    Obviously this requires u to at least be able to do this yourself, or feel confident enough to do this. But this isn't as hard as replacing the screen since thats way harder.
    Although I managed using online teardowns and I am not what u called skilled at this sort of stuff. Just be carefull with the flat ribboncables and the slots they have to go in, u can easily break the flaps on m .
     
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    It seems its not that easy to find a working gamepad board :( found few on AliExpress but all USA version

    The ones on eBay seems missing a connector or touch screen is nothing working. would prefer a fully working board.
     
  8. Saiyan Lusitano

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    There's this one @ http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Wii-U-Gamepad-/311523786884?hash=item488843c084:g:u~gAAOSwZG9WlAkN

    The seller offers "Best Offer" so maybe he'd accept £60-70 for it? Worth a try. CeX had the White GamePad for sale at £65 but right now they have no stock and the Black GamePad would have gone for £78 but again, no stock either.

    P.S. Are you able to make your way to Walthamstow Central? There's a store there named "Awesome Games" (how generic) that sells all kind of games and the owner might be able to help you out.