Anyone know what chip this is inside my Chipped Wii

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Found 30th Sep 2008
I have bought a chipped Wii off of a friend and although it is working fine, when I try to play the latest games it is telling me to upgrade.

I am worried about upgrading without knowing the actual chip inside as it says that I may damage the wii.

Now I am not sure if I have delved far enough into the inner workings of my wii. but after getting to the DVD drive there looks to be a soldered chip on the outside of it. There is also a ribbon cable that runs from the chip to the 2nd memory card slot on the wii.

Any help would be appreciated. ty

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Original Poster

The writing on the chip says Actel Proasic 3

http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm275/alictait/DSCF0688.jpg

http://i298.photobucket.com/albums/mm275/alictait/DSCF0690.jpg

go to [url]www.disqworld.com[/url] and scroll to the bottom for the wii forum, very reliable help found there trust me

but it looks like an argon with infectus updater I could be wrong though

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Thanks !!

Original Poster

bfjem;3084866

go to [url]www.disqworld.com[/url] and scroll to the bottom for the wii … go to [url]www.disqworld.com[/url] and scroll to the bottom for the wii forum, very reliable help found there trust me



Still waiting for my account to be authorised

Original Poster

If i try the d2pro upgrade disc I don't think it would harm it anyway would it ?

bfjem wasn't sure if its argon or not. Judging from the picture, it sure looks like a d2pro.

But anyways, are u sure it is not just the wii telling you to upgrade? If its wii, then you just download the upgrade file from them. You don't need a d2pro upgrade disc. Just make sure when you upgrade, do it in the wii menu. Do not upgrade your wii with a game inside.

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Slash;3087267

bfjem wasn't sure if its argon or not. Judging from the picture, it sure … bfjem wasn't sure if its argon or not. Judging from the picture, it sure looks like a d2pro.But anyways, are u sure it is not just the wii telling you to upgrade? If its wii, then you just download the upgrade file from them. You don't need a d2pro upgrade disc. Just make sure when you upgrade, do it in the wii menu. Do not upgrade your wii with a game inside.



Yeah this is whats happening. Its just that when I go to upgrade (online) that it tells me that if you have a modified wii then it can cause damge (or words to that effect).

Ali

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Just tried to update via the net and it tells me that I have the latest software already. I am trying to play a new game I got and it is telling me to update the software before playing. Don't really want to do it from the disc that I have.

As long as all the software that you download is for the same region as your wii then you will have no problems. The problems only arise when you start running software from other regions as they expect different updates.

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defard;3114786

As long as all the software that you download is for the same region as … As long as all the software that you download is for the same region as your wii then you will have no problems. The problems only arise when you start running software from other regions as they expect different updates.



Yeah,

Its a Star Wars USA Game, Damn, spent about a week getting this - is there no way to play it then on mine ?

Thanks all for help - rep given

there is but tbh you can use a combination of patches to fool the wii into running it but imho I would just download the pal version its been available since the 14th of september

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defard;3117265

there is but tbh you can use a combination of patches to fool the wii … there is but tbh you can use a combination of patches to fool the wii into running it but imho I would just download the pal version its been available since the 14th of september



Thanks again,

Ali - will get PAL one.

i've always used wii brick blocker and it hasn't let me down yet. Its a region patch tool

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fwibble;3128094

i've always used wii brick blocker and it hasn't let me down yet. Its a … i've always used wii brick blocker and it hasn't let me down yet. Its a region patch tool



Need to have a look at that aswell :thumbsup:

Ive only really used it as a plug n play machine, but then ive only had it a couple of weeks.

cheers
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