Hacking Wii with Disc Drive Controller Randomly Erroring upon Launching Games


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Oct 7, 2012
POSTED HERE: https://gbatemp.net/threads/noob-paradise-ask-away.131884/page-711#post-8739128


As a brief preface, I buy used Wiis for cheap, and own 6 Wiis. My newest Wii had a non-functioning disc drive (it wasn't able to properly seat an inserted game because of physical damage done by a dime) so I decided to unplug the power cable and make myself a silent Wii. Here is the cable I unplugged.

And here is a video comparing a normal Wii with my silent Wii: http://sendvid.com/66gxmcvg

Now, I used ModMii to hack my Wii, just as I have my 5 previous consoles. The Wii functioned fine, but I noticed that if I start a game via USB loader, go to home menu, and start another game, there is a chance the Wii will give me "An error has occurred. Press the Eject button etc.....".
My exact test involved starting Sonic Colors, going home, starting Sonic Colors again, going home, starting Sonic Colors again, crash. Also tried with Brawl and Sonic and the Black Knight in the mix, starting each until a crash. Upon a restart, it works fine for the first few times before a crash again.

I've made a sysCheck.csv last night which I have attached to this post. Since then, I've downloaded SystemMenu_4.3U_v513 from ModMii as well as Region-Select-NUS-v2 and installed them to my Wii using MultiModManager, first the menu, tested, didn't fix, then the region, tested, didn't fix.

I recall the Wii crashing when trying to launch any Wii game when the drive was fully unplugged. That is why I plugged in the ribbon cable, and left the other cable which controlled the motors unplugged, so the Wii would still detect the drive and thus not crash. Thus, if the drive was the cause here, I'd expect it to crash 100% of the time, not once after every 2 or 3 game launches.

Can someone give me advice on what I can do to fix these random crashes? It would be greatly appreciated. Hopefully the previous owner had messed up something hack-related so I can continue using my Wii with the disc drive unplugged.

Here is the sysCheck in case you don't want to download the file:
SysCheck HDE v2.4.0 HacksDen Edition by JoostinOnline, Double_A, R2-D2199, and Nano
...runs on IOS58 (rev 6176).

Region: NTSC-U
System Menu 4.3U (v513)
Priiloader installed
Drive date: 12.18.2008
Homebrew Channel 1.1.2 running on IOS58

Hollywood v0x21
Console ID: 131202601
Console Type: Wii
Shop Channel Country: Canada (18)
Boot2 v4
Found 85 titles.
Found 50 IOS on this console. 5 of them are stubs.

IOS3 (rev 65280): Stub
IOS4 (rev 65280): Stub
IOS9 (rev 1034): No Patches
IOS10 (rev 768): Stub
IOS11 (rev 16174): Trucha Bug, NAND Access
IOS12 (rev 526): No Patches
IOS13 (rev 1032): No Patches
IOS14 (rev 1032): No Patches
IOS15 (rev 1032): No Patches
IOS16 (rev 512): Stub
IOS17 (rev 1032): No Patches
IOS20 (rev 16174): Trucha Bug, NAND Access
IOS21 (rev 1039): No Patches
IOS22 (rev 1294): No Patches
IOS28 (rev 1807): No Patches
IOS30 (rev 16174): Trucha Bug, NAND Access
IOS31 (rev 3608): Trucha Bug, ES Identify, NAND Access
IOS33 (rev 3608): No Patches
IOS34 (rev 3608): No Patches
IOS35 (rev 3608): No Patches
IOS36 (rev 3608): No Patches
IOS37 (rev 5663): No Patches
IOS38 (rev 4124): No Patches
IOS40 (rev 16174): Trucha Bug, NAND Access
IOS41 (rev 3607): No Patches
IOS43 (rev 3607): No Patches
IOS45 (rev 3607): No Patches
IOS46 (rev 3607): No Patches
IOS48 (rev 4124): No Patches
IOS50 (rev 16174): Trucha Bug, NAND Access
IOS51 (rev 4864): Stub
IOS52 (rev 16174): Trucha Bug, NAND Access
IOS53 (rev 5663): No Patches
IOS55 (rev 5663): No Patches
IOS56 (rev 5662): No Patches
IOS57 (rev 5919): No Patches
IOS58 (rev 6176): USB 2.0
IOS60 (rev 16174): Trucha Bug, NAND Access
IOS61 (rev 5662): No Patches
IOS62 (rev 6430): No Patches
IOS70 (rev 16174): Trucha Bug, NAND Access
IOS80 (rev 6944): Trucha Bug, NAND Access
IOS202[60] (rev 65535, Info: hermesrodries-v6): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0
IOS222[38] (rev 4, Info: hermes-v4): Trucha Bug, ES Identify, NAND Access, USB 2.0
IOS223[38+37] (rev 4, Info: hermes-v4): Trucha Bug, ES Identify, NAND Access, USB 2.0
IOS224[57] (rev 65535, Info: hermesrodries-v6): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0
IOS236[36] (rev 65535, Info: rev 3351): Trucha Bug, ES Identify, NAND Access
IOS249[56] (rev 65535, Info: d2x-v10beta52): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0
IOS250[57] (rev 65535, Info: d2x-v10beta52): Trucha Bug, NAND Access, USB 2.0
IOS254 (rev 65281): BootMii
BC v6
MIOS v10
Report generated on 07/30/2019.


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