Hacking Wiikey 1.9g long term issues?

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Hi,

Visiting some other forums I see more and more topics of people having problmens with their Wiikey which stops reading backups after 1.9g fw install.
Not directly but after a undefined time of playing....One day they are still playing backups, next day only originals work.
Also setup-disc, recover-disc on all kinds of media.....no go!

The working solution seems to replace the Wiikey with a new one. I also read that someone "externally" reflashed the non working wiikey and also solved it.

So the good news is that the WII itself seems not to be broken.
But what could be the cause of the Wiikey stopping to work. Is it flashed on the fly by some invisble update? The chip IS updateble. Some memoryleak/issue on the chip overwriting itself?

Wiikey.cn seems to be dead so it is up to some clever guys (or girls) to solve this. I am not clever enough :-)
 

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Hi,

Visiting some other forums I see more and more topics of people having problmens with their Wiikey which stops reading backups after 1.9g fw install.
Not directly but after a undefined time of playing....One day they are still playing backups, next day only originals work.
Also setup-disc, recover-disc on all kinds of media.....no go!

The working solution seems to replace the Wiikey with a new one. I also read that someone "externally" reflashed the non working wiikey and also solved it.

So the good news is that the WII itself seems not to be broken.
But what could be the cause of the Wiikey stopping to work. Is it flashed on the fly by some invisble update? The chip IS updateble. Some memoryleak/issue on the chip overwriting itself?

Wiikey.cn seems to be dead so it is up to some clever guys (or girls) to solve this. I am not clever enough :-)

I installed the 1.9g update a while back and have had no issues at all. Perhaps it is to do with whether the Wiikey is legit or not. Mine is and no issues here.

~Fitzy~
 

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i updated my cloned wiikey with 1.9b and 1.9g without problems.


Hi,

Visiting some other forums I see more and more topics of people having problmens with their Wiikey which stops reading backups after 1.9g fw install.
Not directly but after a undefined time of playing....One day they are still playing backups, next day only originals work.
Also setup-disc, recover-disc on all kinds of media.....no go!

The working solution seems to replace the Wiikey with a new one. I also read that someone "externally" reflashed the non working wiikey and also solved it.

So the good news is that the WII itself seems not to be broken.
But what could be the cause of the Wiikey stopping to work. Is it flashed on the fly by some invisble update? The chip IS updateble. Some memoryleak/issue on the chip overwriting itself?

Wiikey.cn seems to be dead so it is up to some clever guys (or girls) to solve this. I am not clever enough :-)
 

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I just don't know whether I have a clone one or a legit one and even
if I have the legit one, I think some people still have problems.
 

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It seems my backups are still working but my drive is making a lot of noise all of a sudden and some DRE's seem to occur... anyone else got the same? Its kinda scary
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Update: it may not be the Wiikey at all since Wii sports (original) also is not working, is my drive or laser broken or can it easily be fixed?

BTW, i am also using the 1.9g firmware
 

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i updatede my wii to 19g and as a lot of others my wii began to make noise .and then i put the speed down too 3x instead of 6x and it did the trick no more noise and no more fail to read
 

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the wiikey setup disc has an option for setting the drive speed to 3x or 6x.
I've had 1.9g for some time now. Backups i dunno, but regionfree gc is still working!

::edit::
my SMG is genuine though, that might be important ?
 

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Some people say that backups don't work because the wiikey becomes even more picky when you update but I don't know. The only firmwares are 1.9b(currently using cause not a big mario fan) and 1.9g.
 

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