Help needed! Wii modding

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Found 23rd Dec 2007
I am getting a wii for christmas and I have a wiinja modchip in preperation. The problem is I don't want to risk doing the modding myself and I would really appreciate it if someone could do it for me as long as they knew what they were doing. I live in Southampton so anyone near there would be best.

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Original Poster

Plus the price is negotiable.

Are you sure your version of wii is compatible with the wiinja? Newer wii's need a much more expensive, and harder to fit chip. (Wiinja is 5 wires, new style chip is 30!)

I can put you in touch with someone who can chip the old style consoles, but isn't really interested in doing 30 wire installs.

Original Poster

That would be a great help if possible!

which do the new models take?

d2c chip

which is the best and how do you know which version wii you have?

Banned

Ths should help.
nintendo-scene.com/wii…php

If its a new one from a shop within the last couple of monts, it will most liely be D2C chipset which required the D2C Key with a 30 wire install, and the chip firmware cant be upgraded (unlike wiinja etc).

xbox-entertainment.co.uk/

how much do they normally cost

ive done mine using a wii key works great but what a fiddley job proper mission

what does it let you do?

Does anyone know if the chips stop you from online gaming and visting the online shop???

dudeness;1378082

Does anyone know if the chips stop you from online gaming and visting the … Does anyone know if the chips stop you from online gaming and visting the online shop???



when updating to the latest wii firmware it gives a warning that if the console has been alterted then it could be messed up. whether it really will be is up to you to risk it. either way even if the current upgraded firmware isn't affected then future firmware could wreck your console. the first firmware update on the wii stopped freeloader from working and thats legal software. you don't have to upgrade but if you don't have the latest firmware then you can't access the shop or play online.

so upgrade your firmware if you want online access but you'll risk damaging your console. if you think i'm being dramatic then look into what happened with the iPhone.

Banned

updating the firmware currently does nothing if you have a modded console.

As for playing online, it is still fine - each game has it on online server/system.
There is no Xbox Live type system, so it cant ban you.

nintendo-scene.com/wii…php

put your serial number in the above site and it will tell u want Chipset you have D2C is the main one now and the hardest to chip, if u bought ur wii brand new in the last 6 months its a BIG chance u got the D2C wii

There is a 46% chance that your drive chip is a GC2-D2C
and a 54% chance that it is a GC2-DMS.

Your Drive Pins are most likely not cut.

What does this mean!?

The DVD drive controller chip that you attach your modchip to has 3 pins that the modchip uses to communicate with it. Nintendo got smart and realized that these pins are not needed for the console's normal function so for a while they were cutting these three pins right off of the chip.

This means that to attach a modchip you'd need to take a dremmel and grind down the chip to expose the internal traces that lead to the pins and then solder the modchip to that.

This will give you an idea: ]http//ww…XNQ

it changes what would normally be a very easy install into one of the most difficult installs on any console.

only D2B chips had cut pins and only for the 2nd half of their use in production. they stopped cutting pins when the D2C chips started rolling out.

Can i ask a quick ? can u get a wii chipped to play copy games?

yes , of course. The problem is a d2c will cost around £100 to chip and the older version around £35.

john107;1394714

yes , of course. The problem is a d2c will cost around £100 to chip and … yes , of course. The problem is a d2c will cost around £100 to chip and the older version around £35.



I can get one from thailand for around £200 chipped with 15 games will this mean you have to get copy games from there or can u get copy games from the uk?

You should not openly say you are going to pirate software, it's not really very ethical now is it?
It's like saying you are going to steal a car or something.
But in answer to your question, NO, you will just get the games from the usual places, if you are to lazy to google what you need then I feel sorry for you.

Mike..

MikeBeaver;1394739

You should not openly say you are going to pirate software, it's not … You should not openly say you are going to pirate software, it's not really very ethical now is it?It's like saying you are going to steal a car or something.But in answer to your question, NO, you will just get the games from the usual places, if you are to lazy to google what you need then I feel sorry for you.Mike..



I never find google much help with stuff like this it usualy takes about half an hour to find what im looking for.

daz2712;1393848

The DVD drive controller chip that you attach your modchip to has 3 pins … The DVD drive controller chip that you attach your modchip to has 3 pins that the modchip uses to communicate with it. Nintendo got smart and realized that these pins are not needed for the console's normal function so for a while they were cutting these three pins right off of the chip.This means that to attach a modchip you'd need to take a dremmel and grind down the chip to expose the internal traces that lead to the pins and then solder the modchip to that.This will give you an idea: ]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8bE46KGTXNQit changes what would normally be a very easy install into one of the most difficult installs on any console.only D2B chips had cut pins and only for the 2nd half of their use in production. they stopped cutting pins when the D2C chips started rolling out.



So will mine need d2c or wiikey? also will it need drilling? thanks alot you seem to know your stuff lol

Nobody can say for sure as your serial is on the borderline - not without opening it up and looking at the drivechip.

so who chips the wii in manchester?!

Was at my local market today and their is a stall that chips the wiis and they said if your serial number on the bottom of the wii is higher than 1124 then you need the harder to fit chip which has 30 wires and if your serial number stas with the digits under 1124 then you can use the 6 wire chip.

Checked my wii when i got home and my serial number starts 1156 so will need the newer chip but they wanted £100 for the chip and to install it which am not bothered about getting done yet as surely it will come down or i could find a cheaper place

paid £85 for my d2ckey fitted couple of weeks ago.(east midlands)
only not updateable at the minute as it dont need any updates yet, have used about 30 back ups so far to preserve my original copy and everyone works fine.

m00nie;1395530

paid £85 for my d2ckey fitted couple of weeks ago.(east midlands)only not … paid £85 for my d2ckey fitted couple of weeks ago.(east midlands)only not updateable at the minute as it dont need any updates yet, have used about 30 back ups so far to preserve my original copy and everyone works fine.



lol

£85 is the cheapest I have seen so far as the chip costs around £30 and it is a lot of work to fit , and of course it is this fact that should keep the prices high. Of course , as the games are only a 90 minute d/l or £2 if you want to send off for them this still makes them an interesting propostion if you really want to go down this road. Alternatively you can buy a certain dvd reader with the letter L in its name and no - it's not Liteon and just rip your own in 2 hrs. It still requires the plugging in of that soldering iron though.........

If you get the chip I can install for you for £30 - Birmingham based and have modded with Wiikeys, Cyclowiz and also legs cut - (however wouldnt want to do that again!)

pm me if interested

NFS;1395507

Was at my local market today and their is a stall that chips the wiis and … Was at my local market today and their is a stall that chips the wiis and they said if your serial number on the bottom of the wii is higher than 1124 then you need the harder to fit chip which has 30 wires and if your serial number stas with the digits under 1124 then you can use the 6 wire chip. Checked my wii when i got home and my serial number starts 1156 so will need the newer chip but they wanted £100 for the chip and to install it which am not bothered about getting done yet as surely it will come down or i could find a cheaper place



They are mistaken. Although it is only a rule of thumb the cutoff is after about LEH1350...You are probably okay.- likely you have a D2B and the chip legs might also be uncut - the very easiest install.

nintendo-scene.com/wii…php

roadie;1395481

so who chips the wii in manchester?!



Bowlers.

Ommid;1394910

So will mine need d2c or wiikey? also will it need drilling? thanks alot … So will mine need d2c or wiikey? also will it need drilling? thanks alot you seem to know your stuff lol



As stated by Alternate,you need to open it up and look at the chip.
I can give you the info on what you need to look for if your not sure.
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