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Disadvantages about modifying a Nintendo Wii

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9y, 4m agoPosted 9 years, 4 months ago
Just curious to what the disadvantages of having a modified wii are, apart from the obvious one which is if your physically caught with a modified one with back ups and originals, then your facing a hefty fine.

can the wii updates neutralise the mod chip making it (mod chip) inoperable.

not overly concerned about hardware failure due to previous build quality of other nintendo hardware.
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9y, 4m agoPosted 9 years, 4 months ago
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#1
The major drawbacks are that yes they could neutralize the mod chip, yes you could get caught with a modified wii (can't see you getting a fine unless you're selling games though) yes you will lose your warranty.

The usual concerns and drawbacks that come to all people that decide to use modified consoles.
#2
Well mod chips for any console reduce its lifespan for more than 1 reason, main being it controls the speed of laser making it burn out faster, and also on the same lines copied discs are more of a strain on laser.
[mod]#3
There have been cases of some chips causing premature drive failure so far.
#4
oooh might wait a bit then, only had this one since friday don't want to be breaking it straight away.. cheers
#5
Im gonna wait til it can be done using SD card or something. Don't want to jeopardise the internals of my Wii! :?
#6
my ps2 lasted me 5 years chipped and my mates non chip lasted him 6months chippings fine mate.
[mod]#7
HU5TLER
my ps2 lasted me 5 years chipped and my mates non chip lasted him 6months chippings fine mate.


Different technology.
#8
The major drawbacks are that yes they could neutralize the mod chip


Wrong, the currently available chips are drive chips and cannot be dtected by Nintendo through updates as they are not soldered onto the motherboard but merely the dvd drives.

Well mod chips for any console reduce its lifespan for more than 1 reason, main being it controls the speed of laser making it burn out faster, and also on the same lines copied discs are more of a strain on laser.


Scuse my french, but that is a load of crap!
The chips do not change the speed of the laser unless manually done, eg(through a wiikey config disc).

Copied discs are NOT more of a strain on the laser as the laser runs normally. If the disc is low quality and cannot be read by the laser, the laser does not strain to try and read it , but the drive just rejects the disc.

Now
The only way that a wiikey chip can be detected is by someone actually opening the wii and seeing it. The chip cannot harm the wii unless it is not soldered properly (ie, bridged points, or soldering to wrong points)
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amzmalhotra
Wrong, the currently available chips are drive chips and cannot be dtected by Nintendo through updates as they are not soldered onto the motherboard but merely the dvd drives.



Scuse my french, but that is a load of crap!
The chips do not change the speed of the laser unless manually done, eg(through a wiikey config disc).

Copied discs are NOT more of a strain on the laser as the laser runs normally. If the disc is low quality and cannot be read by the laser, the laser does not strain to try and read it , but the drive just rejects the disc.

Now
The only way that a wiikey chip can be detected is by someone actually opening the wii and seeing it. The chip cannot harm the wii unless it is not soldered properly (ie, bridged points, or soldering to wrong points)



thanks for the reply, this is my second wii that i've had now and yet again barely used it

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