Wii u two USB consoll mod

Discussion in 'Wii U - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by Tommy084, Dec 29, 2016.

  1. Tommy084
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    Hello tempers, thought maybe this would be interesting for some.
    I have sucssesely modded my WiiU to have no disc drive but two extra USB drivers direct wired inside the console and to make it work just like i wanted, had a switch installed.
    Keep in mind that this is a very easy mod and cheap
    If somebody is wanna do this i can try to help :)
    I wired the USB drivere to the USB ports in the back and got extra power from one of the USB ports in the front. And the power wire going tru the switch.

    Just ask if there something, have to say sorry for my english

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  2. fishburn1080

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    Dude this is cool, I want to give it a try
     
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    Thanks!
    Its simple to, the hardest part it to get the triving screwdriver :P
    Ask if its something :)
     
  4. fishburn1080

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    Do you keep the DVD drive control board hooked up, and on the switch is the power and ground hooked up
     
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    Yes only the DVD drive board ;)
    And the switch had 3 pins, i solder the 5v from the back port 0 to I and port 1 to II. I solder a wire from one of the front ports and splitted it to give some extra power to the USB drivers, dont know if that is nesesery :)
     
  6. Graham182

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    Guessing you have one hdd for wii u and other one set up for vWii? If so how do you transfer games to the vWii hdd?
     
  7. Tommy084
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    Yes correct :)
    Have to take it apart or copy from sd with an homebrew, but i never do so, have all the games on it i like + its not like there any new games to wii or gc ;)
     
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    Thats Beautiful ... I think I may have to do that myself soon
     
  9. bluke

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    So beautiful do you using full size HDD or laptop HDD
     
  10. Tommy084
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    I used USB HDD that i have opened, i think you can ad what ever u want. I used USB HDD becouse it have a conector and cord, but the one died so i replaced it with one from my of my dead ps3s :P
     
  11. zlinkzer

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    I know this thread's kinda old but I want to expand off of this. I had an idea of removing the disk drive and putting the gamecube controller adapter in it's place, because I only really use my wii u for smash. I'd even drill holes for the ports at the front of the console. It'd be cool to have like a smash 4 box. Is this possible?