Wiikey 1.9g long term issues?

Discussion in 'Wii - Hacking' started by lafleche, Dec 30, 2007.

  1. lafleche
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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 :-)
     
  2. JKR Firefox

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    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~
     
  3. joe_user

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    Same here, no problem since I updated.
     
  4. NBA Mj

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    Is there a chance of updating the wii even if it has a clone wiikey?
    I mean updating the chip, not the wii itself.
     
  5. darkgunsou86

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    i updated my cloned wiikey with 1.9b and 1.9g without problems.
     
  6. test84

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  7. NBA Mj

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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.
     
  8. nBrew

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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 [​IMG]

    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
     
  9. hawk36

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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
     
  10. test84

    test84 GBAtemp's last ninja 2.

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    huh? you put the speed down?! how?
     
  11. padawan

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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 ?
     
  12. test84

    test84 GBAtemp's last ninja 2.

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    Do you guys updated all the firmwares untill 1.9g or you can just jump to 1.9g from first firmware?

    and which firmwares are there for Wiikey
     
  13. betawind

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    I went straight from stock firmware to 1.9g
     
  14. roboz

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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.
     
  15. test84

    test84 GBAtemp's last ninja 2.

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    Maybe they are not aware of that by using 1.9g, you have to get new config disc and turn on region overloading, maybe thats their problem.