Wiikey stopped working out of nowhere

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  1. Myger42
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    In a nutshell, here's how my wiikey experience went

    1.WIRE INSTALL
    2.UPDATED TO 1.9G
    3.PLAYED SMG
    4.PLAYED SMG ANOTHER TIME
    5.ONE DAY I TRIED TO BOOT MP3 BUT AFTER I EJECTED SMG IT NEVER READ ANOTHER BURNED DISC... EVER, YET IT HAD THE SMG IMAGE IN THE DISC CHANNEL BEFORE I EJECTED IT.
    6.NOW EVERY TIME I TURN IT ON IT GIVES ME A "PLAYTIME" MESSAGE FOR THE LAST TIME I PLAYED SMG, ABOUT 1:21, EVERY TIME.

    it was already at 3.1 when I installed, never updated when it worked.


    sorry for caps, c/p'd from my post on another forum.
     


  2. Rykin

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    Did you check the date settings on the Wii?
     
  3. Myger42
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    No. Original games still work though. I was wondering if maybe I should update to 3.2 and try then
     
  4. Volkov

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    Maybe not real wiikey [​IMG]
     
  5. bluebright

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    i've had this problem twice with 2 different wii's. Both times I opened the wii back up and found a loose wire.
     
  6. Mirato

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    The same thing happened to my Pal wii installed with wiikey.

    My experience pretty much went the same way as yours.

    1.Wire Install
    2. Had 1.9b for quite some time.
    3. Updated to 1.9g in order to play dvd 5 brawl.
    4. Brawl was working for a good 2-3 weeks
    5. One day i turned on the wii and it now doesn't read any backups.

    I've read around that this happens to 1.9g alot. I would use the recovery disc, but obviously that won't work aswell. Anybody know what to do about this?

    Any help would be great, thanks!
     
  7. OzModChips

    OzModChips GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Sometimes wiikeys just die
    Never happens if you dont do a 1.9g update
    But ive come across 4 or so, and I have done close to 800 or so wiikey installs.

    Not common, but it happens
    you will need a new wiikey
     
  8. TheStump

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    Open it up and check if its a loose wire.
    I had the same thing happen.

    It will work flawlessly then randomly you turn it on one day and its not reading backups.
     
  9. toxicque

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    thats why i will never update to 1.9g.
    gonna get the original brawl when it comes to europe.
     
  10. Myger42
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    I opened it and everything was still attached inside. I guess I just might need a new one.
     
  11. ricdanger

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    Typical Wiikey 1.9g problem.
    Now you have to buy a new one.
     
  12. Renegade_R

    Renegade_R Audio/Video Expert

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    Why exactly does 1.9g kill Wiikeys may I ask?
     
  13. superrob

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    1.9g works GREAT.
    I never had one single problem with it.
     
  14. Renegade_R

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    Same here....that's why I'm wondering why so many people are having problems?

    Maybe poor soldering jobs? Maybe fake chips?
     
  15. bluebright

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    The second one? Especially the updated firmware. Why would that screw your chip?
     
  16. Renegade_R

    Renegade_R Audio/Video Expert

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    I paid $45 bucks for the Wiikey when it first came out...at least I think its real.
     
  17. bluebright

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    I like how confident you are, that's about how I feel. I didn't get a hologram then because they didn't offer them.
     
  18. Renegade_R

    Renegade_R Audio/Video Expert

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    Actually even though mine is authentic, I am not 100% confident in the chip. That's why I did a wired install...so I can just cut the wires if something unfortunate were to happen.
     
  19. Myger42
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    I got mine form modchipcentral, came with the hologram and everything.
     
  20. OzModChips

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    It happens to 100% authentic wiikeys too.
    I can confirm that.