cant figure out what Wii chip i need

Banned 17 replies
Found 28th Apr 2009
My serial is: LEH 257 XXXXX (X)

X = various numbers

I tried the website wiitracker.nintendo-scene.com/sea…php but it doesn't have the info for my WIi


please help

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Original Poster Banned

according to wiidrive.com - these are the compatable chips;

Compatible Wii modchips:
D2Pro9 v2 (D2C2), v3 (D2E) - D2A, DMS, D2B, D2C, D2C2, D2E
Wasabi - D2A, DMS, D2B, D2C, D2C2, D2E
Wiizard - D2A, DMS, D2B, D2C, D2C2, D2E
D2Sun v1.31+, v3+ - D2A, DMS, D2B, D2C, D2C2, D2E
D2Lite - D2A, DMS, D2B, D2C, D2C2, D2E
WiiKey 2 - D2A, DMS, D2B, D2C, D2C2, D2E


what is best and where can i get it cheapest?

Original Poster Banned

om4r;5061559

LEH224xxx and above - D2E With Epoxy ResinNov 2008 - … LEH224xxx and above - D2E With Epoxy ResinNov 2008 - Presenthttp://www.wii-chip.co.uk/osc/product_info.php?products_id=95



thanks.

how easy is it to install? Is it one of the 'pre soldered' chips?

Is it just a case of unscrew console, place chip on. and ready to go?

The clip on chips can cause overheat problems apparently

I think the Wasabi is easy to install as you do not have to solder. i have not done this so youre best to check on forums to see which one is the best

See the link for wasabi above as according to that you just connect the chip to your drive on one side and connect the board to the chip with the supplied cable on the other side using the connectors, plug it on the drive chip, and start playing!

Why do you want to chip?
Why not just Softmod?

Original Poster Banned

Jetpac;5061681

Why do you want to chip?Why not just Softmod?



apparently once you remove the memory card from the Wii, it's not modded until you put it back in.

I'd rather just have it permenently modded and not have to worry

Banned

its permenantly modded with a soft mod....


once its softmodded you dont need a sd card

Original Poster Banned

ok guys here is what it comes down to;

this;

osctime.com/pro…201

or this;

wii-chip.co.uk/osc…120


which one is my best option?

According to Wiidrive.com , when i entered my full serial, it said theres a 50% chance the chipset is GC2-D2E and covered in black glue.

And there is also a 50% chance the chipset is GC2-D2E.


so if someone can point me to the exact chip that'll work, i'll be very grateful! I'm a noob at Wii modding. PSP modding is more me.

cheers

Original Poster Banned

hmm, i don't feel too comfortable removing the glue to be honest. I'm worried i'd break something

Original Poster Banned

dcx_badass;5062143

why not just open your wii and have a look?



will do as soon as i recieve my tri screwdriver from eBay!

cheers

Soft modding requires use of an SD card, but once its done you DONT need the SD card in there.
Once its done its done. no opening the wii no soldering no messing around with the hardware.

It doesn't cost anything (if you have a copy of the twilight princess and an SD card)
Its Easy to do. and takes about an hour.

You CAN update it. i'm running my softmodded wii perfectly happy on wii firmware 4.0e
and as a result i can quite happily play backup games and games from a usb hard driv.
Not a mod chip in sight!

Original Poster Banned

bit the bullet and bought the Wiikey 2. hope it works :-)

dcx_badass;5063577

Try and softmod a v4 from scratch though.



I don't think any Wiis ship with V4 yet.
If you have Firmware version 4 then yea go with a modchip.

gooddeals9;5063687

bit the bullet and bought the Wiikey 2. hope it works :-)



if your firmware is lower than 4.0 (which more than likely it is)
you have completely wasted your money. you have also made the task of modding to gain the same functionality 10x more difficult.

dcx_badass;5064789

You haven;'t wasted your money, you've saved alot of time and hassle in … You haven;'t wasted your money, you've saved alot of time and hassle in the future when nintendo block the softmod again.



You don't have to update the console to play games. and when they come out with a new firmwar it will be worked around within a week or so. as i said im running 4.0 fine softmodded.

dcx_badass;5064789

You haven;'t wasted your money, you've saved alot of time and hassle in … You haven;'t wasted your money, you've saved alot of time and hassle in the future when nintendo block the softmod again.



What games do you need to have 4.0 to be able to play?

dcx_badass;5065249

None at the moment, but its still just extra un-needed effort.



You mean alot like buying a modchip, buying a triwing screwdriver, opening the case, using the tools to solder a modchip which may not even be compatible with the version of your Wii.

kinda something like that?
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